10 Years Ago - 2009
Anthony Daniels is a native of Midway, Alabama. He is a graduate of BCHS and AAMU, where he majored in Early Childhood Education. A Democrat, he is running for District 7 Alabama Senate seat, to work to decrease the high school dropout rate, train the workforce for jobs currently in Huntsville, and develop a light rail system to assist the thousands of workers on Redstone Arsenal.
Forty of the countries best amateur shooting dogs competed at the beautiful Conecuh Station in Union Springs for the 2009 Amateur Shooting Dog Trial. Eddie Sholar and Mike Furney judged the four day long event. Tony Gibson, owner of Conecuh Station, served as marshall for the braces.
25 Years Ago - 1994
Jennifer Seymour of Fitzpatrick, Alabama was recently selected for the Diamond Doll program at Auburn University. Diamond Dolls are the official hostesses for the Auburn University Baseball Team. Their sole purpose is to foster the Auburn spirit throughout the campus and community. Every fall, about 300 women interview to become a Diamond Doll and 40 new dolls are selected based on their poise, personality, enthusiasm and knowledge of baseball. Jennifer is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Seymour.
Sunday Inverness Baptist Church honored Mrs. Julia Cope Scroggins for her many faithful years as pianist and church worker. Church music director, Charlie Wilkerson, recalled many fond memories of Mrs. Julia. Valerie Wilkerson, church organist, presented her with a lovely corsage. Chairman of Deacons, Jerry Cope, read a poem in honor of Mrs. Julia, and presented her with a plaque of appreciation. Family and friends enjoyed a delicious meal following the service in the fellowship hall which was decorated by Elaine Lott.
50 Years Ago - 1969
Mrs. Patsy Pritchett, was awarded a certificate naming her the Agent-of-the-Month in her district for the month of November. Mrs. Pritchett is married to Rex Pritchett, Jr., who is in the cattle business. They have two children.
Dr. O. Emfinger suffered a broken ankle last Sunday while working around his yard and had to be taken to Montgomery. Since he is our only surgeon, his accident could affect the whole county. Everyone is concerned and hopes he will soon be up and around again.
Van Gholston, a student in the school of Economics at Auburn University was among those named on the Dean’s List for the past semester.
Friends of young Miss Sharon Moore regret to hear that she is a patient at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. All wish her a speedy recovery.
Airman David A. Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Perry of Rt. 3, Union Springs, Alabama, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been assigned to Sheppard AFB, Tex., for training in aircraft maintenance. Airman Perry is a 1965 graduate of Merritt High School, Midway, Ala.
75 Years Ago - 1944
Lt. Henry Fillingim, who has been transferred into the Army Air Corps, came in from Camp Hood Texas, Monday, to spend his leave with Mrs. Fillingim, and his parents, in Tuskegee, before going into training at Kelly Field, Tex.
Members of Hopewell Church have been very busy lately, remodeling the church. It is being made very attractive and comfortable. Rev. W. Sproles, the preacher in charge, filled his regular appointment the first Sunday.
Mrs. F. W. Rainer is leaving today for a visit with her mother, Mrs. George H. Harrison, in Savannah, Ga.