10 Years Ago - 2010
Santa will be arriving on Saturday, December 4th about 11:00 a.m. at Back-n-Union Springs Embroidery and T-Shirt Sop, (next to AG Grocery).
The Red Door Theatre announces auditions for Country Songs.
25 Years Ago - 1995
The American Cancer Society is raising funds to fight cancer and several Bullock County persons are assisting in the drive. Donations to several individuals give those individuals votes as they race to be the biggest rat in town. The candidates are: James B. Powell, Margaret Adams, Timm Soldwish, Wilbert M. Jernigan, Bradley Braswell, and Grady Capps.
Tristan Randoph Trussell surprised his parents, Randy and Angie, by coming a month early. He arrived Wednesday, November 15, 1995, weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Trussell of Union Springs, Alabama and Ms. Shiley Tutt of Montgomery, Alabama.
Richard and Martha Chapman and Mrs. J. T. Ogletree traveled to Austin, Texas recently to see Wes Chapman perform. Wes is with the American Ballet Theatre in New York City and has recently returned from Germany where he worked for two years.
50 Years Ago - 1970
A letter from Robby Driggers addressed to Santa Claus in the care of the Herald was received. He wants a minibike, a small TV, a football set, a set of drums, a rowboat, a race track, a “getar” and some other things. This is a large order, Robby, but we are passing it on to Ole Saint Nick and I bet he will do something about it. We’ll see.
At half-time, the BMS band directed by Trippi Etheridge, put on one of the best performances of the season, dedicating it to their former director, Bill Belcher.
Among students pledging fraternities at Auburn University this fall were Andrew Hill Barnett, III, and Henry Allison Barnett, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Joe McGowan Varner, Sigma Nu.
Friends of Master Glenn LaMarque will regret to hear that he is in Jackson Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. All hope he can soon return home much improved.
75 Years Ago - 1945
The Cameron-Chappell Furniture Company threw open its doors to the public, on last Friday, and friends of the firm called during the day to express their pride and interest in the new addition to the business life of the city. The spacious glass show windows present an imposing appearance on Main Street, and the business is quite a credit to the town. Mr. Emmett Hall, who is in charge of the business during the absence of Mr. Henry Chappell in the army, Mr. Ben Rogers, and Mrs. G. M. McLaurine were on hand to welcome the visitors during the day.
Miss Lorraine Bates, a student at Troy State Teachers College, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bates.
Mrs. George May and sons, George, Jr., and Bobbie, and her mother, Mrs. Addie Phillips, spent several days last week in Birmingham.
There will be a dance at Corinth School House, on Saturday night December 8th, for the benefit of Corinth School.
100 Years Ago - 1920
Mrs. A. H. Feagin was the cordial hostess to the Magazine Club on Friday afternoon, November twelfth, at her lovely suburban home.
Miss Julia Norton attended the marriage of Miss Perry and Mr. Gillis in Union Springs on Nov. 10th.
The weather the past two days has been crisp and cool and with the advent of freezing temperatures, this was a good time for hog killing, and a lot of people took advantage of the cool weather and killed.
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Townsend, of Pine Level, were visitors to our city this week.