10 Years Ago- 2012

The National Amateur Free For All field trial started on February 22, at Sedgefields Plantation. The National Open Shooting Dog Championship wrapped up on Sunday, and the Alabama Open Shooting Dog Championship will be held in March.

Twenty-one friends and their dolls joined Caroline Gables to celebrate her eighth birthday on Saturday. The girls enjoyed a morning of festivities that included brunch and a balloon release.

A Food Pantry giveaway was held at Eastside Baptist Church on Friday, March 2, 2012. The street was lined with vehicles and members of the community. Food items that were given out were potatoes, tomatoes, Reddi whip cream, bananas, salad, blueberry muffins, yogurt, pringles, and orange juice.

On Thursday, February 23, 2012, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Bullock County Office, held the County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. This event was held at the Bullock County Courthouse in the Court Room.

25 Years Ago- 1997

Three Phenix City people who went to the Bullock County jail Sunday to visit a friend and relative found themselves looking out through bars after they were arrested for possession of marijuana.

Lamar Higgins, the first black member of Troy State University board of trustees, will be the featured speaker Sunday, March 16, 1997, beginning at 11:00 a.m. for the annual Men’s Day Program at Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church.

Reverend and Mrs. Joseph Joel Jones of Sweet Water, Alabama, announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Janeen Jones, to James Alfred Stewart, Jr.

Salice Ha’Zel Miles, a senior at St. Jude Catholic School in Montgomery, Alabama, was recently inducted into the Jacqueline B. Kennedy chapter of the National Honor Society. She maintains a 3.85 GPA and plans to attend Troy State University, Troy, Alabama in the fall to pursue a degree in Nursing.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Coventry, R. I. – Army Specialist Four Bobby J. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest J. Lee, route 2, Union Springs, Ala., is serving with the 24th Artillery Group at Coventry, R.I.

Miss Patricia Morman Johnson and Stephan Sidney Turnipseed were united in marriage at five o’clock Saturday, February 19, in the Hopewell Methodist Church, with the Reverend Alton B. Green performing the ceremony.

The Mayor and City Council presented bronze plaques to Mrs. Ethel Rogers and Mrs. J. E. Nichols last week, and each received a nice letter from Mayor F. H. Anderson, Jr., in appreciation for their services to the city’s recreational program.

The Bullock County Chapter, Alabama Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc., will officially launch the 1972 Easter Seal-Crippled Children’s Campaign on February 28, according to Mrs. Ray Mason, Bullock County Chapter Chairman.

75 Years Ago- 1945

The Dixie League Basketball Tournament starts next Monday night at the Union Springs high school gymnasium. At 8 p.m. the Union Springs Black Angus will play Franklin Life.

The beautiful new suburban home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Chancey was the scene of a most enjoyable party on Friday evening, when they entertained on the last day of the National Field Trials.

The Union Springs sixth grade 4-H Club met Tuesday morning. March 4, at 10:30. The meeting was called to order by our president, Flora Redd.

100 Years Ago- 1922

The opening social event of the spring season was the celebration of Washington’s Birthday, when the members of the John Cowper Chapter daughters of the American Revolution were at home with their friends.

Forty guests have been invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Mundis on Northern Heights for Tuesday evening when they will entertain at Bridge, in complement to Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Burgess.

The Music Club was entertained Tuesday, February 21, by Mrs. B. E. Dunn, in her home on North Prairie. The program was patriotic, with Mrs. Kuhns as leader.

At the solicitation of my friends from all parts of Bullock County, both make and female, hereby announce my candidacy for Representative in the State Legislature from Bullock County, subject to the action of the next Democratic primary in August.

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