10 Years Ago- 2012

Mrs. Debbie Williams' K-5 class at Conecuh Springs Christian School brought 'backyard buddies' to school on Friday. There were tadpoles with legs, a slug, tunneling rolly pollies, a lunar moth, and several other 'buddies.'

Jim Ellis, III is the Level 6 Boys State Champion. He won first place in the vault, floor routine, and pommel horse. His team also won First Place. He just participated in a Regional meet in Raleigh, NC. Jim is the son of Robert "Jackie" and Wanda K. Ellis, who now live in Montgomery, AL.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy a day of fun games and good food during Spring Fun Fest at the Y. C. Memorial Sports Complex on the South Highlands Middle School campus on May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Y.C. Nance Sports Foundation sponsors this event.

It was about 3:00 a.m. Monday morning, April 23, 2012, when Cpl. Tyrone Williams drove his patrol car through the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, and he realized something was amiss in two of the businesses next to Piggly Wiggly. He learned someone had entered the two businesses and had set fire to a trash can inside one of the stores. Entry to the nail shop and clothing store was made from the rear of the building by a propped open door. Upon further investigation, all that was missing was a few purses. The sprinkler system had extinguished the fire in the trash can. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

25 Years Ago- 1997

The Central Alabama Home Health Lady Blazers won another league game Wednesday night at Fain Park in Montgomery against the Lady Yellow Jackets from Clanton by the score of 28-2. The Lady Blazers showed why they are the hardest-hitting team in the league.

Humane Society Board Members will meet this Thursday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. at the Public Library.

Tourism Coordinator Barbara McLaurine and Jimmy Smitherman, Alabama Extension System Coordinator, who serves as a board member of the Tourism Council, attended the National Leadership Conference held in Mobile, Alabama, April 11-14. More than 700 attended the conference representing forty-one states.

R.E. Adams of Union Springs was elected to the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives' Board of Directors on April 10 during the association's 50th annual meeting in Montgomery.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Dr. Willard C. Rice, the headmaster at Wesleyan Christian, announced Monday that the Academy had employed Jimmy Montgomery as head coach at the Academy. Mr. Montgomery, who coached at Butler High School in Huntsville, will be directing the Warriors for the school year 1972-73. He is a native of Union Springs and is a graduate of Bullock County High School, where he was an outstanding athlete.

Tri-County Academy at Midway is sponsoring a pork barbecue Saturday, April 29. Serving will start at noon and continue until 7 p.m. A square dance will follow at 8 p.m. Plan now to go out and enjoy a plate of this delicious barbecue and join in the square dancing for an evening of fun.

The wedding of Miss Phyllis Lynn Erhardt to Edgar James Fenn was solemnized Saturday afternoon, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Tuskegee, AL, with the Rev. Woodrow W. Bagby officiating.

Jerry Youngblood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Youngblood of Union Springs, is receiving his B.A. degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana on May 9th, 1972. He was on the Dean's List in the Fall and Spring semester of his senior year. He has been accepted into the U.S. Air Force. Upon graduation, he will be attending Officer Training School in San Antonio, Texas. Upon completion, he will go into Pilot Training in California. Jerry is a 1968 graduate of Bullock County High School.

75 Years Ago- 1947

Youth Week, observed in the Baptist Church the past week, was a beneficial experience for the many young people taking part, and it is believed the results will be far-reaching. Rev. John G. McCall of Louisville, Ky., who conducted the services, made a fine spiritual contribution to the youth and adults of the community.

Mr. I. F. Blue, of Union Springs, vice-president of the Cowikee Mills, was elected a member of the board of directors of the Alabama Cotton Manufacturers Association at their convention held in Biloxi, Mississippi, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Allums Smith are expected to arrive on the fifth of May from San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith, and family. They are returning to the States to reside, and after a visit here, they will go to Tuskegee, where he has accepted a position with the Lewis Drug Co. While in Puerto Rico, Mr. Smith was connected with the U.S. Public Health Service.

100 Years Ago- 1922

Supervisor Causey expressed pleasure at the well-kept condition of our city, the beautiful trees, and well-shaded avenues, and especially the system of county and city public schools, concerning which she had heard so much from southwest Alabama before coming here to inspect them.

The Easter Cantata, a full notice of which was received elsewhere and which was received with so much pleasure in Union Springs, will be repeated at Midway on Sunday, April 23rd, at 3:30 p.m., in the Methodist Church.

The Service Star Legion will meet with Mrs. F. M. McMillan, at her residence, on April 20, at 3:30 p.m. The speaker for the afternoon will be Mr. Moward C. Smith.

The pupils of Perote High School will give two plays, "Ghosts or No Ghosts," and "Two Ghosts in White," on Friday evening, April 21st, at 8 o'clock. Admission 15c and 25c. Everybody was invited.

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