Are four-wheeler riders a problem? Are you the problem? You are either the solution to the problem, or you are part of the problem. There has been a lot of talk about the four-wheeler riders. I personally love them. They are just kids enjoying the summer.
This letter is to express my opposition to expanded legalized gambling in Alabama. Senate Bill 319, a comprehensive bill that would create a state lottery, add new state-regulated casinos, and legalize online betting in Alabama, passed the Senate on April 13, 2021, in a 23-9 vote. Then legis…
Over the years I have seen Mr. Lewis (Union Springs AG Foods) employ many high school students. While I have always admired him for this, I now have a deeper admiration and appreciation for what he’s doing-as my granddaughter had the privilege of working at AG Foods this past year.
Hawthorne Reed, Pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in the Aberfoil community for almost five years, announced to the congregation that the adjacent former Aberfoil School building would not be used as a voting location. County Commissioner John McGowan had contacted him to ask that the build…
Today is a day set aside nationwide to honor the physicians who care for us every day of the year. Doctors’ Day was established on March 30 in 1934, and later in 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed National Doctors’ Day as a time for the nation to celebrate the dedication and leaders…
We are encouraged to support our local businesses. I am absolutely in favor of this-as my husband and I are business owners. I want to share this story: Last Sunday I was out of town visiting my sister, my phone stopped working, and you know how we are about our cell phones.
March is Women's History Month. It is legally declared an international celebration. Women's History "Month" coincides with the International Women's History "Day" on March 8. In 1980 President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the "week" of March 8, 1980, as the first National Women's History "Week."…
Darting deer across Bullock County roadways account for the deer-vehicle collisions. This is a growing problem throughout Alabama and the nation. The deer population in America has exploded.
I was pleased to learn that the former Community Complex building at the corner of Baskin and Hardaway streets, which has long been vacant and appears from the looks of the outside to have a date with the wrecking ball, will apparently not be leveled.
This year (2020) that just passed will be memorable to many. I am no exception. Among the memories will be another break-in to my old cabin on Hwy 223. We call it Rusty Top; Mrs. Betty Hartwig graciously included it in her many Union Springs and Bullock County illustrations.
There are relatives who are special because of the legacy they leave when they go to be with the Lord. My cousin Dr. Susan Grace Barfoot recently went to be with the Lord. I want my two children and my seven grandchildren to know about her special life.
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.