10 Years Ago 2010

The law firm of Penn & Seaborn, L.L.C. has begun construction of their new “Law Center,” just outside Union Springs at the intersection of Highways 82 and 110.

The Union Springs City Council hired three new police officers. They are Kasey Kendrix, Charles May, Jr., and Melvin Grooms.

25 Years Ago 1995

Buddy and Jean Watts spent the past weekend visiting with their three sons, Herman, Roger and Larry, and their families at Roger’s home in Birmingham, Ala.

Faith Independent Methodist Church honored its mothers Sunday. Special recognition was given to the newest mother in attendance, Mrs. Gwen Hutto, and the mother with the oldest child in attendance, Mrs. Grace Pugh.

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that David Stewart has been named a United States National Award winner in Foreign Language.

50 Years Ago 1970

Time flies! It doesn’t seem like 15 years since Firestone Home and Auto Supply opened its new store in Union Springs, but this week they are celebrating their Fifteenth Anniversary. The Grand Opening 15 years ago lasted two big days. J. L. (Joe) Pickett, the owner, had just recently resigned as Sheriff, a position his father before him had held.

Official student registration is now in progress at the Tri-County Academy, Midway, Alabama on each Tuesday night.

Iwakuni, Japan - Marine Lance Corporal Rayven D. Roten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roten of Route 1, Union Springs, Ala., was promoted to his present rank in ceremonies at U. S. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.

75 Years Ago 1945

The good news was received here late Tuesday afternoon, from Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bledsoe, at Armstrong, telling of a cablegram received from their son. Lt. S. J. Bledsoe, in Paris, France, who had been a prisoner of war in Germany for a year and one-half. Lt. Bledsoe was in the big air raid over Schweinfurt, Germany, when so many American lives were lost, his plane being shot down. The news of his release and early return was joyously communicated from person to person. We hope this is the beginning of many more good tidings to come.

Mrs. W. H. Turner and young son Wayne are in Wetumpka this week visiting the Turner families.

Pvt. Glen M. Paulk of Camp Rucker, Ala., spent Sunday at home in Sardis.

Mr. and Mrs. James Paulk and daughter, Betty spent the weekend in New Brockton with Mrs. W. H. Ward.

Mrs. Walter McDaniel entertained at a party for children at her home Saturday afternoon, celebrating the seventh birthday of her son, Ray. Decorations, favors, and refreshments were in the patriotic colors. Games and contests were enjoyed. Betty Crawford won the contest prize. About twenty-five boys and girls attended, each being presented with tiny flags for souvenirs. Mrs. McDaniel was assisted by Miss Maude Stuckey.

100 Years Ago 1920

Mesdames W. O. Turnipseed and W. A. Redd of Peachburg, were in Union Springs for short while Satruday.

Mr. W. S. Deason, of Post Oak, spent Saturday in town.

Dr. E. M. Guthrie and Mr. Luther Jenkins of Inverness, were in Union Springs Saturday.

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