10 Years Ago - 2010
Rexton Cox, Jr. and Willie Tarver Smart, Jr. were recognized at Monday’s commission meeting for an act of bravery as they rescued three people trapped in a burning vehicle Friday night.
Merritt Elementary School students celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America on Tuesday by inviting several guest readers to read to the students.
25 Years Ago - 1995
Hoyt Williams of Hoyt’s Television Sales and Repair is retiring after thirty odd years in the television business.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Thomas of Union Springs celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Monday.
50 Years Ago - 1970
Congratulations to the Welsh Company on their 10th Anniversary from: Builders Supply Co., Springer Lumber Co., The Utilities Board of Union Springs, Carroll-Bozeman Mtr. Co., Inc., Sorrell Woodyard, Dari-Deluxe, Hinson’s Red & White, The Herald, Southern Building Materials, Bryan’s Dept. Store, Tip Top Cafe, Ray Tew’s Standard Svc., Jordan Drug Store, Main Drug Store, Union Springs Motor Co., Hendley’s Jewelry and Studio, Green’s Motel & Restaurant, Bama Sales, Locklar Gen. Mdse., Cohn’s, Wood Cleaners, Hembree Furniture Co., W. S. Motor Court & Grill, The American National Bank, The First National Bank, Green’s Furniture Store, Bonnie Plant Farm, Edwards & Foster Insurance Co., Union Springs Furniture, May’s Gulf Service, State Farm Insurance, Firestone Home & Auto Supply, Renfore’s Standard Svc., K. & M. Gin And Feed Co., U. S. Pharmacy, Anderson Hardware, U. S. Auto Parts, Bert’s Beauty & Floral Shop, Franklin’s Floral & Gift Shop, Sims Bros. Feed & Fertilizer, Hoyt’s Radio & T.V., Don Priori, Wester Auto Associate Store, Thomas 82 Std. Service, Dixie LP Gas Co., Dixie Tire & Automotive Service, R. F. Rogers Fertilizer Co., Dixie Electric Cooperative, The Fair Co.
75 Years Ago - 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Main announce the birth of a son, on April 8th, whom they have named James Allen Main.
There will be a cemetery working at Indian Creek Cemetery on Saturday. Everybody interested please come and bring tools.
Miss Geraldine Law spent Sunday with her parents at Stills Cross Roads.
The deacons at the First Baptist Church met on Monday evening in the home of Messrs. R W. and M. B. Lawrence, at which time a number of important matters were brought up for discussion. These recommendations will be brought before the church body, and voted upon, at an early date. A social hour was later enjoyed and refreshments served. The following members were present: Messrs. D. B. Beverly, J. W. Springer, B. L. Hamner, W. W. Jordan, G. B. Howard, W. L. McIlwain, Hugo McEachern, Dr. W. H. McCaslan, Dr. J. K. Haygood, and the pastor, Rev. O. C. Kidd.
100 Years Ago - 1920
A very light docket was encountered in County Court here Monday. Only one conviction was had, that of Elijah Fountain, who was convicted of trespass after warning. He was given a fine of ten dollars and cost.
The Magazine Club will meet with Mrs. F. H. Anderson Thursday afternoon at 3:30.
The Music Study Club will meet on Thursday with Mrs. J. L. Pittman.