10 Years Ago - 2010

Chief Jake Wheeler today issued a reminder to motorists that officers will be conducting roadblocks during the Fourth of July holidays. This chief said officers will be looking for motorist without driver’s license, no child restraint seats being used, no proof of insurance, and driving under the influence.

Betsy Jordan Parker graduate Summa Cum Laude from Troy University on May 7, 2010. Betsy is the daughter of Bart and Brandie Jordan of Abbeville and the wife of Jamie Parker of Troy.

Former Chamber of Commerce President Joyce Perrin welcomes Eveyln Smart as the organizations newest president.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Jr. and Ann Culpepper and their children, Scott and Allyson, enjoyed a few days in the sun at Panama City Beach last week.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Evelyn (Bill) Knowles, who died Monday morning at her home in Union Springs.

Dave G. Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank & Trust - Alabama, announced today the promotion of three officers at a recent Board of Directors meeting. The board promoted Jo Faust, Senior Vice-President; Margaret Adams, and Jeanette Tompkins to Vice-President.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Rowland, Sr., announce the birth of a baby boy, born June 6, 1970, in Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Virgil Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Graham announce the birth of a baby girl, Clemice, born on June 10, 1970, in Bullock County Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. (Buck) Murphy announce the birth of a baby girl born on June 14, 1970, in Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Kelli.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Lt. J. T. Cope, Jr., who has been with a Field Artillery Batallion in France, is back in the States and is spending his leave with his parents, Mr. and Ms. J. T. Cope, of Inverness.

Miss Frances McLendon entertained with a picture show party Friday afternoon, complimenting the Junior II Class of Vacation Bible School. Twenty-three enjoyed this hospitality.

Members of Smuteye Sunday School and the Woman’s Missionary Society have a project on foot to buy a piano for the Church. Well, pianos cost money, so these good people are planning a Barbecue at the Community House, for Saturday afternoon at 75c a plate. Now if you have ever had a plate of Sumteye barbecue, (and the fixings) served you, well there’s no use saying anything else. Supper will be ready at 6:30, so come early and enjoy yourself.

100 Years Ago - 1920

The Keller Furniture Co. received on Tuesday a handsome Automobile Hearse to be used in their undertaking department. This handsome funeral car is made by the Cunningham Co. and is one of the finest on the market.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Alex Varner, Jay Lawrence, Walton McMillan, and Frank Carlisle spent Sunday in Montgomery.

Tax Sale: Notice is hereby given that under and in pursuance of decrees rendered at the June 21, 1920, term of the Probate Court of Bullock County, Alabama, against the parties and lots and lands herein named and described, I will proceed to sell in accordance with the law, on July 31, 1920, in front of the courthouse door, within the legal house of sale, the following described real estate:...

The Woman’s Missionary Society met Monday afternoon with Mrs. F. H. Anderson, the president. Mrs. Anderson presided and Mrs. M.S. Jones was the leader. Those taking part on the program were Mrs. Feagin, Mrs. Milligan, and Mrs. Ravenscroft. After an interesting program and a short business session, refreshing sherbet was served by Mrs. Anderson assisted by Mrs. Branscomb.

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