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Concerning garbage pick up in the county areas. What purpose will a public County Commission meeting accomplish? Like other residents, I experienced the price increase when the County decided to go with Amwaste. That was a price increase.

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In his column of April 20, 2022, Steve Flowers says that Mike Durant is a carpetbagger, since he was born in New Hampshire.

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I was uptown a few days ago, and it just so happened that Chilly Ice Cool Band was practicing. I parked and observed these talented students for a few minutes.

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I offer my resignation as a Herald reporter. I am of advanced age and there are things I need to attend to in this next and last period of my long life.

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I’m giving up on trying to find the N-95 masks that were broadcasted on TV.

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A friend of mine shared with me something that I found to be quite disturbing. This friend works at a business in Union Springs where the white owner apparently thinks so little of its black and Hispanic employees that engaging in a conversation where they use the N-word is of no consequence.

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In June of 2021, we sold our home in suburban western Washington, packed our little family and large menagerie of two dogs, one cat, four rabbits, two hamsters, and two fish into our SUV with an accompanying small trailer, and pointed East to arrive five days later at our new home in Union Springs.

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Unaware by most people, Fred Pritchett, among numerous other people from day one at Bonnie Plant Farm, suffered and sacrificed tremendously for Bonnie, which eventually led to the company's unprecedented success!

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I have enjoyed the beautiful artwork displayed in merchants' stores in "our town."

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Joyce Perrin, City of Union Springs Planning Commission Chairman 2021-2022 presented this letter of resignation to the Planning Commission at the February 7, 2022 meeting.

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When someone goes over and beyond to be a servant of the people, it's their actions that say more than words ever could.

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In the Union Springs Herald dated 10/20/2061, I read a list of county/rural roads that are to be paved. We live at the beginning of the rural route, with which we get our mail; the streets are Abby Avenue and then Sanders Court, which is off South Prairie Street, the Southside of Union Sprin…

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To the Editor of the Union Springs Herald in reference to the banks of Union Springs: Amerifirst and Community Bank and Trust and their decision to close on Saturday.

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Congratulations, Johnny & Kim, on your 10th anniversary celebration!

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I would like to thank Bullock County Hospital staff and particularly Dr. Carney and nurses Charlene and Teddy for their fast and efficient health care while my son was in the emergency room Friday night.

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Response to Christy Crow's letter to the editor:

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I was relieved to see that Herald readers did not let the covid lies and misinformation go unchallenged.

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The article headlined "The shot heard around the world" that ran in the July 21st issue of the Herald about deaths and side effects associated with Covid vaccinations was surely a scare tactic.

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I am a native of Union Springs. I graduated from Carver High School in1954. After completing my graduate studies in Washington, D.C., and spending two years in the U.S. Army, I accepted a job offer in Petersburg, Virginia. For more than thirty years,I served as professor and chairperson of t…

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In response to 'Letter to the Editor' June 9, 2021. I cannot agree with any of the statements published, concerning Jefferson Davis. What is there for anyone to be 'proud' of?

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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.

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Monday is Jefferson Davis Holiday in Alabama

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I have spent several enjoyable days in USA recently. The weather and fishing have been outstanding. I have seen and heard the loud and fast ATV riders up and down Hwy 223.

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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…

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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.

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Celebrating Hospital Week and 100 Years of Service

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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…

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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…

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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.

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A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama

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WE all owe our Ms. Faye Gaston another BIG THANK YOU.

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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."…

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A big thanks to Camo Club, Don and Tracy Larkins, and others who picked up trash on County Road 47 N in Midway.

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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.

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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.

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I want to do a ‘shout-out’ to the workers at the Bullock County Health Department.

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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.

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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.

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Letter to the editor from State's Healthcare Organizations - No Time to Let Guard Down

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ALABAMA NAACP DISAPPOINTED IN AG STEVE MARSHALL

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Jeannie Gaines, Alabama Hospital Association (334) 651-3540