10 Years Ago - 2010

Union Springs native Gwen Franklin opened the doors of her embroidery shop: Back In Union Springs, to the public on Thursday, July 1.

This years family fun celebration at Ed Farrior Ballpark was a sure hit amongst kinds and families this Fourth of July.

150 gallons (40 barrels) of moonshine was ceased in a May 30th ABC bust in High Ridge. Four men were arrested.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Tiffney Michelle O’Neal, a 1995 cum laude graduate of Alabama A & M University, recently received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Tiffany is a 1991 graduate of Bullock County High School where she was valedictorian of her class.

Dr. Douglas Jeffcoat, known to Bullock Countians for his knowledge of computers, is also a history buff. He will present a history of Smuteye Community to the Bullock County Historical Society on Sunday afternoon, July 9.

Barbara and Louie Cox returned home Monday evening after a trip to San Antonio, Texas to meet their daughter and family from Tucson, Arizona. Their grandson, Ryan, came home with them for a visit.

50 Years Ago - 1970

After 20 years of serving the farming area of Bullock and surrounding counties, Union Springs Truck & Tractor Co. announced today that they are no longer connected with International Harvester Co. Instead of selling only one line of farm equipment they have elected to operate as an independent dealer. They will represent the following companies: Bush Hog, Sidewinder, Servis Equipment Co., Athens Plow Co., Amco, Taylor-Way, Little Giant, Cobey, Cole Manufacturing Co., Krieb, and Yellow Devil Spraying Co. A complete line of used farm equipment and trucks will also be stocked, Mr. Lee Padgett, owner, said.

Notice: Last Day of Rabies Clinic - Frank Brabham, Rabies Inspector announced the following locations: Mason’s Old Gin, Dan Blue’s Grocery, U. S. Grocery & Mkt., S. Side Elementary School, Carter Funeral Home, Arrington’s Grocery, Robt. Jett’s Groc., Fowler’s Groc., Jesse Driggers Groc., Stricklin’s Groc., Wylie Thomas Groc., Warren’s Groc., Payneville Alley, Newtown, Standard Oil Plant, N. Prairie St., and M. F. Johnson Groc.

Kathryn Adams, Belinda Pritchett, and Mary Johnson were in attendance last week at the Alabama Farm Bureau Public Affairs Conference for young people at Shocco Springs in Talladega.

Al Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cook, was among the students at Auburn University on the Dean’s list for the spring quarter. Al is majoring in Business Administration.

75 Years Ago - 1945

The marriage of Miss Virginia Ruth McCall, daughter of Mrs. H. A. McCall of Union Springs, and Mr. Horace Grady Smith, son of Mrs. Dora Smith and the late Mr. C. H. Smith, formerly of Clayton, took place at 7:45 p.m., June 23 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Caraway in Clayton. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George Abrams in the presence of a few close friends. Ferns and fresh-cut flowers made decorations in the rooms.

Miss Jennie Hobdy is supervising the care of Oak Hill Cemetery during the illness of Mrs. Irene Fitzpatrick, who’s condition is reported improved.

Mrs. Edward Farrior was hostess to the Saturday Afternoon Club at the regular meeting day, and had as additional players, Mrs. C. G. Shanksand, Mrs. E. A. Cameron. Mrs. C. B. Williams received the prize for high score and afterward, refreshments were served at the conclusion of the games.

Miss Kathleen Allen, Mrs. Kenneth Allen and children, have returned from a delightful visit in Savannah, Ga., with Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Huff.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Plans are underway to organize a Kiwanis Club in Union Springs at an early date. A sufficient number of persons have already expressed their willingness to join, to assure the organization of the club.

Mrs. Frank Anderson is the guest of Mrs. Tom Jones in Montgomery.

The Woman’s Missionary Society had the pleasure of meeting Monday afternoon with Mrs. Lee Paulk. The attendance was good. Mrs. Anderson presided, and Mrs. Pittman was leader. At the conclusion of an instructive program, based on a review and discussion of information gleaned from the minutes of the last annual Conference, delicious refreshments were served by Mrs. Paulk, assisted by her little son, James.

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