By Cecilia Moorer

Congratulations, Kim and Johnny! Ten years have quickly gone by, and I am happy to contribute to this milestone.

The Herald has been a part of my life since I was born! My grandmother was a scrapbooker, and she clipped many articles from the Union Springs Herald that documented local events during my early life.

Looking back on these articles is like a walk down memory lane. The Herald plays a very important role in our community. The larger newspapers aren’t interested in our community news, and reading past editions of the Herald is like reading a diary of Bullock County and surrounding communities.

Weddings, births, deaths, local politics, and news about local organizations and events are published here. Young people are recognized for their good deeds, such as the honor roll and other achievements.

What a boost to their self-esteem to see their names and pictures in the newspaper. That couldn’t happen without our local publication. My favorite part of the Herald is the 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago column.

I remember when a prior owner tried to remove that column, and what an uproar it caused! Years ago, someone who had moved away from Union Springs wrote a letter to the editor and told how they looked forward to receiving the Herald each week because it was like receiving a long letter from home. This is so true. Keep those letters coming.

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