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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

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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.

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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…

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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.

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There’s Money Sitting on the Table

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Now that county road crews have been mowing right of ways along roads near me, I find that the unsightly garbage is scattered even more along the roadsides.

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In addition to policy issues outlined by this publication, the Alabama Democratic Party is working on state-specific issues to improve the lives of working Alabama families.

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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.

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In August 2020, I was excited to hear VP Biden (candidate for President) had selected K. Harris as his running mate for VP.

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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…

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Alabama State NAACP Disappointed in 11th Circuit Voter Photo ID Decision

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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.

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Are Voters and Poll Workers Safe?

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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.

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Alabama State NAACP Is Disappointed With U.S. Supreme Court Decision

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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”.

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CITIZENS ASK SCHOOL BOARDS MEMBERS TO RESIGN

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I get news from the computer and Faith Radio. There are so many reports of acts of kindness during this COVID-9 crisis.

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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…

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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.

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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.”

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Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Making Abortion Legal

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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.

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We would like to express our appreciation to our County Commissioner, Johnny Adams and the county employees working with him.

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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…