10 Years Ago - 2009

High winds swept through the city Sunday afternoon and some trees fell and partially blocked two highways. The storm moved through about 1:30. A large oak fell on North Prairie St. without any damage being done to the home. A tree fell on Highway 29 North partially blocking the road and another tree fell on Highway 82 East. Also blocking one lane of the roadway. Local police directed traffic until the trees could be removed.

Twenty new trash containers were presented to Mayor John McGowan and the City Council of Union Springs to maintain city beautification on Monday, June 1, 2009.

The Tourism Council of Bullock County held its annual youth workshop at the Red Door Theatre under the direction of Fiona Macleod.

25 Years Ago - 1994

Hugh Stuckey recently caught a 10 pound bass and demonstrated the size by placing his fist in the mouth of the fish. Mr. Stuckey said this is the largest fish he ever caught.

Mr. and Mrs. Dyer N. Ruggles of Sheffield, Alabama were guests of his sister, Mrs. Betty Hartwig, last weekend.

Wedding plans for Miss Jeanie Stockman and Mr. John Williams are complete. The wedding will be held at the Prattmont Baptist Church in Prattville, Alabama. All friends and relatives of the couple are invited.

50 Years Ago - 1969

Mrs. Billy (Ginger) Austin, president of the Bullock County Cowbelles, presented Mayor F. H. Anderson, Jr. with a certificate for two steak dinners for him and his wife on Father’s Day at the Country Club.

Council Roger Welk announced today that Herbert McGowan and Doc McGowan will be in charge of the summer Recreation Program at Carver High School. Special swimming lessons will be given during the week and parents are requested to get in touch with Herbert McGowan to enroll their children. Lessons will be given from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. during weekdays.

Mrs. D. D. Hall flew down from Annandale, Va., for the graduation of her nephew, Al Cook. She was accomplished back home by Mrs. W. L. Avant.

75 Years Ago - 1944

“Bubber” Hall of Fort Davis was the week-end guest of Mrs. Eunice Thompson.

Billy Orr, of Keesler Field, Miss., is visiting with his mother, Mrs. Emmie P. Orr.

Alfred Cook left last week for Anniston, where he has a job for the summer.

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