We would like to inform your readers about a special grant-funded program, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, with branches in Birmingham and Gadsden.
This letter is a public thank-you to our recent Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. As a reporter for the Union Springs Herald newspaper, the Mayor provided me with copies of the minutes of the City Council meetings, ordinances, proclamations, and any other material that would help me to write accura…
This year, we celebrate the Power of Rural Hospitals on Thursday, Nov, 19. Alabama’s 53 rural hospitals always deserve to be celebrated, but now more than ever, our communities have seen the benefits of having a rural hospital close to home.
Citizen of Union Springs, Your voices, concerns, and cries towards the Manufactured/ Mobile Home issues with the City, are being heard. This is a policy, in which I do not agree with, and I have spoken on, in several City Council meetings.
I am writing in hopes to raise awareness of Alabama's prison(s) dysfunctional, evident bias inequality against Black Inmates. I have written once before expressing my concerns of the tyranny and the cause for involvement of political leadership and those whom have been placed in judicial rol…
Making mistakes is a normal part of life, but how this is communicated can build or break relationships. I am an educator in Bullock County, and from time to time, I have made mistakes. Usually, the mistakes are minor, but sometimes they are major mistakes.
Since 1952 I have been an avid fan of the Union Springs Herald. As I have read the Herald, I have been encouraged to see many of the things my dad taught me come to pass. My dad, Bernard Tew, was known by many from different perspectives.
On the back page of the June 10th, 2020 edition there was a piece on Chilly’s ICE Cool Band which referred to the vacant lots next to the firehouse on North Prairie St as “the band’s field”.
This letter is in support of Coach Willie Spears and our community. Bullock County is our community. What does community mean to you? Coach Spears has contributed to the Bullock County community as an educator, mentor, example of manly leadership, and more.
I visited beautiful Bullock County AL yesterday. Generations of my family have lived here and some live here still. My son and his wife traveled with me. We came to visit some relatives from Ohio who were here for a few days in Simsville.
Sunday, May 31, 2020, was "Pentecost Sunday" around the world for Christians. Pentecost Sunday is observed on the 7th Sunday after Easter Sunday (when Jesus Christ arose from the dead) and 10 days after He ascended back into Heaven.
I am here on a cold winter day looking forward to spring and summer and praying in fellowship with my Lord and studying. I decided to write a letter of love and appreciation and congratulations to my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and all our citizens throughout Bullock County for how…
When most people think about bullying, they think about kids bullying other kids. But, when my son Brantley was six-years old, it wasn’t his classmates bullying him, it was his teacher and school counselor.
A song I sing that relates to me spiritually and also to my daughter, Darlene Franklin McGaw. “He left his splendor in glory knowing his destiny, was the lonely hill of Golgotha where he laid down his life for me. If that isn’t love.”
I would like everyone to know of my experience at the Bullock County Probate office on January 21, 2020. I came down from Montgomery to search for records of my grandfather’s marriage. I didn’t have a clue as to when he got married and I had never attempted such a time consuming task.
This is a letter to explain to the public about the procedure for the "Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child" with gifts for children around the world. The collection for these shoe boxes for Bullock County is First Baptist Church from November 18 through November 25, 2019. Material at…
I recently attended a public hearing assembly held by the Union Springs planning commission and I was dismayed by the number of requests to install mobile housing units within the city limits. Union Springs has an affordable housing shortage and providing a means to relieve this problem is n…
Marking 50 years since the Vietnam War and 200 years of statehood, Auburn High School students invite veterans of the Vietnam War from across Alabama to join them as they seek to document the history of Alabama’s Vietnam War service.
The parking area was overflowing and the gymnasium held a large crowd at the fundraising talent show held at the Conecuh Springs Christian School in Union Springs on March 14, 2019. The stage was bare except for microphones and a background curtain that held a scattering of stars.
After being a patient at U.S. Military Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan as well as Rota, Spain; neither meets the professional healthcare I received at the Bullock County Hospital in small-town Union Springs, Alabama.
Due to a recent video release by an unknown individual depicting a police officer at Bullock County High School attempting to settle an irate student, the concerns of SROs in the schools have increased by some parents.
On September 21, 2018, Lt. Marcus Blackmon, son of Lula Blackmon of Asbury Park, NJ and the Late Theotis E. Mabson of Armstrong, AL, was named Captain of the Asbury Park Fire Department (APFD).