10 Years Ago- 2012

A vehicle accident Sunday morning at about 10:30 a.m. resulted in some injuries but was non-life threatening. It was reported one person possibly had a broken arm and a broken leg. Two sisters, Shameria Lark and Dominique Lark, and a child, all of Macon County, were in the vehicle when it overturned several times.

A Regional Longleaf Workshop will be held on August 7, 2012, at the Wehle Nature Center in Midway, Alabama. Registration starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is sponsored by the Barbour County Forestry & Wildlife Committee and will be served at 6:15 p.m.

Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas is proud to announce that Correctional Lieutenant Timothy Scott, of the Bullock County Correctional Facility, has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Valor from the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents.

Ben C. Reeves, Jr., District Attorney for Barbour and Bullock Counties, was recently honored by the Alabama District Attorney’s Investigators Association. He was selected as The District Attorney of the Year, which is one of the highest honors given to District Attorneys throughout the state.

25 Years Ago- 1997

James “Bucky” Livingston knows the feeling of being robbed a second time. His store at Hall’s Crossroads (Livingston’s Country Food Mart) was robbed last Wednesday for the second time in about a year and a half.

ABC Enforcement Agents say the ABC Enforcement Information Hotline is serving them well in Bullock County. Agents were in the county last Wednesday and destroyed a large still after receiving information over the hotline.

Bill Freeman has been named the local postmaster. He replaces Willie Dorsey, who was reassigned to Monroeville. Freeman has been with the postal service for 12 years and has most recently been in Tuskegee, his hometown, where he served as supervisor of customer service.

Deputy Pete Cole and Deputy Raymond Rodgers seized 17 stalks of marijuana plants near Aberfoil Monday. Some of the stalks were 12 feet in height. No arrests were made. Deputy Cole said 37 potted plants were located on County Road 13 several days ago.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Judith Vivian Waugh and Allen Copeland Anderson were married Saturday in an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Westervelt Warner Chapel. Dr. Charles McCain officiated at the service. Mrs. Tennent Lee was the organist.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crawford announce the engagement of the daughter, Miss Maxine Crawford, of Columbus, to Harry Hicks of Atlanta, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Henry A. Hicks of Columbus. The bride-elect is a 1968 graduate of Bullock County Technical High School, Union Springs.

Mrs. Hattie Walker, 54, was struck and killed last Thursday night by a hit-and-run motorist about 8:30 p.m. The woman was struck near the bridge on Baskin Street, which is also U.S. 82, in front of the W. & W. Washeteria.

The annual Pope Reunion was held last Sunday, August 13th, at the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A good time was had by all present.

75 Years Ago- 1947

Mrs. R. W. Nauman and children, Nina and Ellen Nauman, are being welcomed back to Union Springs after having spent the past year in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France, and they are now with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dantzler. They enjoyed many delightful experiences while there, and reported a wonderful trip home aboard the USS “America,” the nation’s largest and best luxury liner.

The living room of Mrs. Ed Mack Farrior was bright with summer flowers on Friday morning when the members of her bridge club met there. After the interesting games, and iced drinks were served, Mrs. F. H. Anderson, Jr. was awarded the high score prize.

Town Creek Baptist Church revival meeting was in session last week, closing Friday night. There were three additions to the church. $70.00 was raised, and baptisms will be on First Sunday. Rev. R. Berry, Pastor, was assisted by Rev. Geo. Williams, of Montgomery.

Mrs. Noma D. Oliver of Union Springs, a representative for Investors Syndicate, has received word that she has qualified for the conference of the Rebel region of her firm to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, beginning August 25th, and at the present time ranks fourth in sales for this region.

100 Years Ago- 1922

Union Springs had a fire alarm last Friday, which called the department to the home of Mr. N. Tucker, where a small roof fire had started in the kitchen. The fireman responded with their usual promptness and soon the blaze recorded among things of the past, with practically no damage resulting.

I desire to express with sincerity my gratitude to the voters of the county, particularly the ladies for their votes and support in the recent primary election.-J. B. Hunter

Rev. J. L. Marlow will conduct services at Indian Creek next Saturday night and Sunday. The entire membership is expected to be present.

Many of our readers may not be aware of the fact that United States Senator Kenneth D. McKellar, of Memphis, Tenn., is a native of Alabama. He is from Talladega and was a student at the University of this state with some of the boys from Union Springs during the 1880’s and 1890’s. He has just been renominated over a very strong candidate.

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