10 Years Ago - 2009
Roni Smith, daughter of Ronald and Juanita Smith, was crowned Miss Bullock County Junior Miss on Oct. 3, at Conecuh Springs Christian School.
Justin and Sallie Simpson announce the birth of a son, Matthew Alexander, on October 1, 2009 at Baptist Medical Center East. Grandparents are Cliff and Lee Evans, Tina Ingram of Cartersville, Ga., Richard Simpson of St. Simons Island, Ga. Great Grandmothers are Florence Evans, Ruby Ingram of Catersville, Ga. and Genie Ray of Cleveland, Ga. Matthew was welcomed home by 3 year old brother, Jacob “Big Kid” Simpson.
Ms. Darlene Thomas and Mr. Henry Bronson, both of Union Springs, Alavama will express their love for one another on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Old Sardis Baptist at 3:00 p.m.
Union Springs native and Auburn Police Lieutenant James Tatum received two awards for his completion of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
25 Years Ago - 1994
Mr. and Mrs. Ceciel Locklar celebrated fortieth anniversary on September 24, 1994.
Mrs. Vera Mahaffey has returned home after spending several days with Mr. and Mrs. Orvie Locklar in Eufaula. She also attended the Green reunion during her visit.
Friends will be glad to know that Issy Summerhill is convalescing at home after having neck surgery. She hopes to be back at work soon.
50 Years Ago - 1969
There’s action again at Hinson Village. Shell is announcing a new 5 and 10 Store.
Molan reports that Johnson’s Superette is doing a steady volume, proving that there was a place for a small supermarket in the community.
Junior Hendley is going to have the swankiest carpet display room in the state. It not only will be carpeted, but the walls and ceiling will be covered with special carpeting material. It isn’t ready yet.
The Fleur-de-Lis Garden Club held its first meeting of the year at the Union Springs Country Club with Mrs. Don Priori as hostess.
A fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed Brown Tire Company on Highway 82, West last Thursday morning. Owners were Mr. Roy Brown and Mr. E. L. Jackson.
75 Years Ago - 1944
Concrete markers, with names of intersecting streets, have been put up by the city on several street corners during the past few days, and will prove most convenient, especially to visitors, who have had difficulty in finding their way about the city in the past. The markers were made under the direction of City Engineer Harry Carlisle, and the street names are in good size, legible letters, easily read from passing cars. It is to be hoped that all of the streets in the city will be marked at the earliest possible time.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Duncan received a letter this week from their son, Coxwain Thoms E. Duncan, stating that he had arrived safely in New Guinea.
The Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club will meet at the Library on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 12, at 3:00 o’clock.
There was a happy reunion in England recently for Lieut. Ed Mac Farrior. He stumbled up on Lieut. Ted Bishop’s address and luckily found him at home, and eager to see an old friend.