Ray Arrington (88 in 2012) Oldest Active Volunteer Firemen in the State of Alabama

Ray Arrington (88 in 2012) Oldest Active Volunteer Firemen in the State of Alabama

10 Years Ago - 2012

Vincent Grays won The Stellar Award in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Vincent, who lives in Louisville, KY, works in the broadcast field, and his Radio Stations WLOU and WLLV in Louisville won The Stellar Award for Gospel Radio Stations of the year.

Attorney General Luther Strange will hold an open forum at the Bullock County Courthouse on January 31, 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Ray Arrington is one of the oldest active volunteer firemen (88 years old) in the State of Alabama at Corinth Volunteer Fire Department in Bullock County. He established this fire department over 20 years ago. Thanks to all of the Corinth FD volunteers.

Southern Comforts, the first production of the Red Door Theater 2012 season, is described by the New York Times as “a delightful and sneakily sexy romance!”

25 Years Ago - 1997

The Alabama League of Municipalities has announced that Mayor Durden Dean of Union Springs, has been appointed to the “League Committee in the state and federal legislation.”

The City of Union Springs will soon have a new 32-unit housing development located near the end of Bloomfield St. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, at 10:00 a.m. on the site of what will be known as Fairview Apartments at Bloomfield Court.

Mrs. Faye Gaston, a local author, gave BMS third through sixth graders a wonderful gift Tuesday, December 16, when she gave a reading of her poetry.

Navy Recruit Kwesi Jernigan, son of Curtis D. and Rosia M. Jernigan of Union Springs, Alabama, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

50 Years Ago - 1972

Sheriff H. O. Williams said today that by order of Gov. George C. Wallace, a Special Election would be held on April 4 to fill the vacancy in the office of the House of Representatives from the third congressional district caused by the death of the late Hon. George W. Andrews.

Msgt. Joe H. Adams of CB-PO takes the honor as the new year’s first top airman. He’s January’s Airman of the Month.

About $10,000 in dividends will be distributed to Bullock County veterans sometime before April 15. They are veterans who saw service in World War I and World War II. Only about 140 Bullock County veterans will share in the dividends payments out of an estimated 560 veterans in the county.

Patricia A Irvin, 305 Waugh Street, Union Springs, Alabama, has been listed on the Honor Roll for the fall trimester at Oklahoma Christian College, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Miss Irvin, a Junior at OCC, made a grade point of 3.50.

75 Years Ago - 1945

A gay weekend was spent by a group of ten girls in celebration of Bootie Williams birthday on Friday night. Mary-Flynn Bridges came over from Dawson, Ga., to spend the weekend, and so the fun began.

HELP WANTED- Any man or woman with energy enough to hold a job has the opportunity to make up to $75 a week as a Watkins Dealer in Union Springs. IF you want an excellent income now and post-war security, write The J.R. Watkins Company.

On Friday night, the Inverness High School basketball teams will play Union Springs three games at the high school auditorium. There will be a girl’s game and two boy’s games. The first game will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Mobile, Ala., Jan. 20- A total of 310 transports and cargo vessels of the Navy now bear the name of counties in the United States. One of these vessels has been named for Bullock County.

100 Years Ago - 1922

The many friends in this city and county, of Mr. R. H. Powell, will note with interest his announcement in this issue of the Herald for State Senator from the 26th Senatorial District.

We wish to express our gratitude for the many kindnesses extended to us by our friends and relatives during the illness of our little daughter, Mary Will.- Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Smith.

Mr. Dan J. Howard left Sunday evening for Pinkard, Ala., where he takes charge of the cotton mills which have been established there. These mills are under the control of Ozark people, and it was through them Mr. Howard’s services were secured.

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