10 Years Ago- 2012

Blow Bubbles for Love in front of the Bullock County Courthouse on April 15, 2012, at 12:00 noon. A brief 10 minute program will be held, followed by blowing soap bubbles for love. Please provide your bubbles if attending the program; supplies are limited. It is sponsored by the City of Union Springs and the Bullock County Department of Human Resources.

Bethel Presbyterian Church will commemorate its 175th year at the annual homecoming on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Presbyterian Church in the Bethel community. Pastor Brian McDonald will conduct the services and deliver a special “homecoming/anniversary” message.

Ms. Karen Dykes Outlaw and Mr. and Mrs. William Albert Outlaw of Troy, Alabama, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Brooke Outlaw, to Tyler Tillery Henderson, son of Jerry and Denise Henderson of Union Springs, Alabama.

Bullock County Board of Education presents the 2012 Title I District Parenting Health Workshop on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Joyce Scott, Nutritionist.

25 Years Ago- 1997

On April 4, Ms. Nadine Ivy, English instructor at Bullock County High School, took tenth-grade students who had maintained high averages on an educational field trip to Atlanta, Georgia. The class visited the Herndon Home, the Morris Brown College campus, and the Martin Luther King Center.

Bullock County High School JROTC hosted its First Drill Meet on March 26, 1997. The Seniors and Freshmen in JROTC at Bullock County High served as hosts and hostesses for the visiting schools.

Ft. Davis resident Miss Laura Roberts has just released her first gospel cassette. Laura is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Roberts of Ft. Davis, Alabama.

Four Bullock County residents were among the honorees when the Girl Scouts presented its annual Adult Awards and Recognitions in a dinner ceremony on Tuesday, April 22. More than 125 women and men were recognized. Bullock County residents honored were Susan Wheeler, Howard Davis, Patricia, and Bertha Scott.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Columbus Mills, Inc announced today that operations for the quarter ended March 31, 1972, resulted in a profit of $298,271 or $.14 a share compared to a loss for the same period in 1971. Sales for the quarter were $10,785,828, up 39 percent from the $7,736,033 reported for the first quarter of 1971.

The Bullock County division of the Alabama National Guard joined the Bullock County Clean-Up, Pain-Up, Fix-Up Campaign last Saturday when Commander Captain Bill Youngstrom and his men started picking up old junk cars throughout the area.

Let Mrs. Agnes Baggett Work For You in the U.S. Congress. “I will fight for the POWs… against inflation… for prayers in school… attack the drug problem… work to improve our import-export ratio… end the useless struggle in Vietnam… and stay on the job in Washington full time working for you. Your vote and your support will be appreciated.” Democrat-District 2 Pd Pol. Adv. By Agnes Baggett, Montgomery, ALA.

The Union Springs Hornets journeyed to Seale, Alabama Tuesday to defeat the Wildcats of Chavia 10-7. The Hornets used long ball hitting, good fielding, and speed to win. Union Springs squeezed out six runs and six hits in the second inning.

75 Years Ago- 1947

A marriage of beautiful simplicity was that of Miss Minnie Feagin Rainer, daughter of Mr. James Walton Rainer, of this city, and Mr. Maurice Smith, son of Mrs. Sam A. Smith and the late Mr. Smith, of Banks, Ala., which was solemnized in the First Methodist Church here on Friday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Rev. Charles Liddell officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.

Miss Betty Rogers, who was the beloved principal of the Elementary School in this city for seven years, was a welcomed visitor here over the week-end, and was a guest in the homes of Miss Nannie Ming and Miss Mary Ravenscroft. Miss Rogers received her Master’s Degree from Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn., last spring, and since then has been a member of the faculty of the Laboratory School, Alabama College, Montevallo, Ala.

On May 2, in the Senior Play, “Tiger House,” Lemuel Watkins will play the part of MacIntosh, a rugged, husky, handsome young fellow, one of those “down-to-earth” types.

The Union Springs 6th grade 4-H Club met at 10:30 Friday morning, April 11. The meeting was called to order, the minutes read by the secretary, Charlie Mac Shepherd, and approved was read.

100 Years Ago- 1922

FORD-The Universal Car. You can have a ford! Here’s How! Pay cash- $192.53 and pay $37.00 a month for ten months. This buys a Ford Touring With Self Starter. This is what you have wanted to do all the time, so come on and give your order to ELEY MOTOR COMPANY. Ford and Fordson Dealers. The above plan ensures your car is against fire and theft for one year.

Mrs. B. P. Powell was hostess to the last meeting of the Twentieth Century Club at her home on Chunnenuggee Street. Mrs. Edgar McKay was the leader, the subject of study being “County Government.” “Municipal Institutions Constitute the Strength of Free Nations” was the guide thought, and the roll call was responded to with the names of the county officers.

Mrs. E. S. Pugh left yesterday for Tuscaloosa, where she will be the delegate from the local Magazine Club to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs. While there, she will be the guest of her daughter, Miss Gladys, who is doing graduate work in social science at the University.

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wootton gave in honor of their son, Mr. T. A. Wootton, a birthday dinner on Saturday evening. The cake centering the dinner table was aglow with numerous candles, and the party though small in number, was large in its praise of the good time.

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