10 Years Ago - 2010

It was March 15, 1944, 66 years ago, that Pete and Betty Main opened their drug store, Main Drug, in downtown Union Springs. It was only one year after their marriage that the Mains ventured into the drug store business and worked along side-by-side over 40 years.

The December meeting of the Green Thumb Garden Club was held December 15, 2010, in the beautiful home of Jane Klinger.

Several members of the Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club gathered at Conecuh Springs Christian School for their Arbor Day program.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Jackie Gaston, age 56, died last Thursday night, Feb. 23 after being hospitalized for several weeks. Mr. Gaston was a longtime resident of Union Springs. He moved to Union Springs many years ago to work with U. S. Auto Parts and continued there all these years as part owner.

The Board of Directors of the American National Bank of Union Springs announces promotions of Marsh S. Daniel and Richard A. Walters. Ms. Daniel has been promoted to the position of cashier, along with her other duties of Secretary to the Board and Administrative Assistant.

A retirement for Mrs. Moline M. Phillips will be held on March 3, 1995. Mrs. Phillips has worked with the CFSA since 1968.

Billy and Jane May of Union Springs, Alabama announce the birth of a baby boy, Louise Clyde. L.C. is welcomed home by his four year old sister, Mallory. Proud grandparents are Mrs. Mary C. May and the late Louis Clyde May, Mr. Benny Youngbloodand the late Kathryn Youngblood, all of Union Springs, Alabama.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Mrs. Winton M. Blount, II will be interviewed by Barbara Walters of “The Today Show” on Channel 12 Thursday morning. Mrs. Blount is the wife of the Postmaster General and they are residents of Montgomery and Washington, D. C.

Among those at Black Hill State College in Spearfish, S. D. making the Dean’s List was Mrs. Ginger Montgomery, a senior majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Biology.

Roger Watts, President of the Student Government Association at Alex City Junior College, was among the students to meet with Governor Brewer last Saturday afternoon at the Holiday Inn in Montgomery to discuss a program for the youth of Alabama. Roger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Watts.

Notice: Mary Adams will be at Madelon’s Beauty Shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For Appointment Call 738-3238.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Lieut. and Mrs. Henry Fillingim left Wednesday for Tallahassee, Fla., where the former has a new Army assignment. Mrs. Fillingim has been here for several weeks with her mother, Mrs. Vivian Hixon.

Mrs. I. S. Cohn will leave today for New Orleans, La., to attend the graduating exercises of Tulane University, as her son, Medical Cadet, Sydney A. Cohn, will receive his B. S. Degree there, on Saturday.

Miss Betty Staples came home from Judson College in Marion to spend the week-end with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. A. Staples.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Mr. M. S. Jones has received a very fine Big Type Poland-China gilt from the Henry Fessenmeyer Farm in Iowa. This gilt is bred to Grand Champion of Iowa, F’s Big Jones, and will be an addition to the fine hogs in Bullock County.

Mr. Paul Whittington, of Midway, was in Union Springs, Saturday.

Commissioner J. W. Guthrie, of Bruceville, was a visitor here Tuesday.

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