10 Years Ago- 2012

The Union Springs/ Bullock County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Chico’s Paint and Body, Inc. to Bullock County. On Monday, June 4, 2012, the Union Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Chico’s Paint and Body, Inc.

A 22-year-old Bullock County man was killed Sunday morning, June 10, 2012, when his pickup overturned on County Road 14 in the Inverness Community. Jonathan “Hootie” Hancock was pronounced at the scene by the Bullock County Coroner’s Office.

Miss Ashley Mullins, owner of Taylormade Boutique, will have her Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

25 Years Ago- 1997

Mrs. Zeola Allston received the surprise of her life when students, Pastor Garfield Powell, Mrs. Powell, and others literally surprised her with a birthday party on Sunday, June 1. Mrs. Allston was alone, busy at work in her classroom at Christ Is The Answer Seventh-Day Adventist Church when the birthday party was literally “carried to her.”

Bailee Dykes finished the second grade at Banks Primary School by receiving several awards at the Honors Day Program. She received an award and certificate for being on the “All ‘A’ Honor Roll,” a certificate from her teacher, Mrs. Laura Ellis, for having the highest GPA in her classroom, a medal for the second highest GPA in the entire second-grade class, a perfect attendance certificate, and certificates for the highest GPAs in math, reading and social studies.

Mattie Coston, a member of the Bullock County School Board, joined over 100 local education leaders participating in the Alabama Association of School Boards’ meeting on June 6-7 in Birmingham.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Ft. Polk, La- Army Private William O. McGhee, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin McGhee, Route 1, Union Springs, Ala., recently completed an eight-week administrative and personnel management course at Ft. Polk, La.

Philip M. Richardson, Hill and Dale Drive, Union Springs, has been honored upon completion of 10 years as a member of Bullock County Selective Serves Board No. 6. Richardson received a Certificate of Appreciation signed by the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, and commendation letters from Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace and State Selective Director Felix R. Petrey.

Rebecca Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. D. D. Hall of Fort Davis, was the recipient of an award on Friday night, May 26, during the Commencement exercises at Macon Academy. Rebecca received a trophy for having the highest number of merits in Junior High, which is awarded to a student having an average of 96 and above. The trophy, which was a silver bowl, was engraved with the following inscription, “Rebecca Elizabeth Hall, Excellence in Scholarship.”

75 Years Ago- 1947

Anthony and Mrs. Emma Claire Bridges of Coleman, Florida, spent the weekend in Midway with relatives and friends.

Col. Henry Rosenstihl left the first part of the week for Tuscaloosa, where he will attend the Alabama Fireman’s School. Mrs. Rosenstihl accompanied him and will visit Birmingham and Gadsden while Col. Rosenstihl attends this meeting. This meeting is in accord with the one recently called by President Truman, pertaining to the great loss of life and property this country has suffered during 1946 and up to the present time. Many eminent speakers and instructors from throughout the country will be present.

Mrs. Cecil McNair, Mrs. Howard Morgan, Mrs. J. H. Sims, and Mrs. J. T. Wood attended the state convention of the Garden Clubs of Alabama in Auburn last Friday, flower arrangements being the main feature of the program on Friday.

100 Years Ago- 1922

The Primary Department of the Methodist Sunday School, with teachers and some of the parents, enjoyed a delightful picnic at the pretty country home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Adams on Friday.

Miss Helen Rosenstihl leaves today for Troy to attend a house party given by Miss Julia Knox Folmar, daughter of Mayor and Mrs. Frank P. Folmar.

Quite a crowd of Masons from Union Springs, Three Notch, and Pine grove attended the Masonic body meeting here Friday night. After the meeting, they were served refreshments.

Mr. Wildredge Thompson has a position on the faculty of the University of Alabama during the Summer School, where he instructs in chemistry and French. Mr. Thompson has already made a fine record at the University and graduates next year. He has been on the honor roll each year thus far.

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