10 Years Ago - 2011

Rev. Mack Birks caught a big 7 pound bass Monday afternoon. He was fishing in the “blue hole” in Bullock County using a Zebco 33 spinning reel and had a blue june bug plastic worm for bait.

Mrs. Bessie Huffman announced the Alabama Democratic Conference will meet November 8, 2011 at the Old Merritt School in Midway.

25 Years Ago - 1996

Chief E. L. Love today issued a warning for prankster at Halloween Thursday night. Anyone caught throwing eggs will be prosecuted. Rolling yards is illegal and Love says that anyone caught will be prosecuted.

Mrs. Faye Gaston and her daughter, Jennifer, and her family, of Montgomery attended the Cooper Family Reunion at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church in Macon County Sunday. This was a reunion of relatives of the mother of Faye’s late husband, Jackie Gaston, Sr.

A retirement luncheon was given honoring recent retirees of Wayne Farms Division Continental Grain Company: Mattie Babers, Dive Baskin, Effie M. Baskin, and Arthur T. Heaird.

50 Years Ago - 1971

The Lions Club of Union Springs held its annual light bulb sale last Tuesday night, and it was more than a success! In fact, they sold out of light bulbs and could not call on many homes. President Hobbie Summerhill said that the Lions wished to thank homemakers for their response, and he also wanted to apologize to those they missed.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lawrence announce the birth of a baby girl, born October 27, 1971 in Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Rebecca Elaine.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barnett are spending this week in Birmingham with Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Barnett.

75 Years Ago - 1946

Square Dance: 8:00 p.m., Nov. 8, 1946. Place: High School Auditorium Cost: $1.00 couple and stag; spectators 50c. Peg Willimas and his string band. Rockola (popular music).

The Tanyard Home Demonstration Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Olin Dykes. The demonstration will be “Making Christmas Gifts,” using the crafts, spatter printing, glass etching and candle making.

Mrs. W. H. Ward, of New Brockton, Mrs. James Paulk and Betty motored up to Helena to spend the week-end with Mrs. R. W. Tucker, Mrs. Ward’s sister. They spent Saturday in Birmingham shopping.

Miss Dixie Hall who teaches in Enterprise, Ala., was home for the weekend.

100 Years Ago - 1921

At the last week’s meeting of the County School Board, Mr. C. H. Norton was made treasurer of the County Public School Funds, succeeding in that position the late Mr. Joe H. Rainer.

Mr. M. W. Hall and daughter Miss Lizzie, spent Monday in Union Springs shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Hardzog and children spent the week-end in Ozark.

For Rent - McLean residence on Northern Heights, Apply to J. Marbury Rainer.

Mrs. W. O. Turnipseed entertained 18 small girls and boys last Wednesday at her home on he Peachburg Road. The occasion was the fifth birthday of Mrs. Turnipseed’s daughter, Janice.

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