10 Years Ago - 2011

It was announced at the Bullock County Hospital Board meeting Monday, November 28, that the board’s new dialysis clinic will open on December 16 if plans materialize.

P Avenue will be changed to Phillips Avenue. The 911 Board voted to approve the request for the name change.

The Bullock County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will host a Christmas Parade. The parade will be on December 17, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. It will take place in downtown Union Springs.

Union Springs / Bullock County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting “A Taste of Bullock County.” This will be held on December 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at the Josephine Arts Center.

25 Years Ago - 1996

Macedonia Baptist Church announces its Christmas programs presented by the youth and children. The musical pageantry Immanuel will be performed by the youth Sunday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. The children will perform the Mouse’s Tale Sunday, December 22, at 6:00 p.m.

The Title I Parent Liaison, Merritt Elementary School, thanks to the parents who signed up in the November PTO meeting for volunteering at Merritt Elementary School.

Ms. Jill Robinson, bride-elect of Greg Pugh, was honored with a luncheon at the Union Springs Country Club on Saturday, December 7. Mrs. Beverly Kruger, Mrs. Margaret Lankford, Mrs. Mary Alice Waters, and Mrs. Carol Waters were gracious hostesses.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adams of Midway, Alabama, announced the birth of an 8-lb. 2-oz. Boy on December 2, 1996, in Baptist Medical center. He was 21 ¼ inches long. His name is Thomas Alexander.

50 Years Ago - 1971

The annual “M” Night will be held Monday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church of Union Springs. The Reverend C. S. Scroggins will be the inspirational speaker.

The Union Springs High School Glee Club will be on radio station WRMA, Montgomery, at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12, under the direction of Mrs. Hazel Cooper.

James V. Smith, Administrator of Farmers Home Administration from Washington, presented Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Cantey, Jr. with a plaque as runner-up in the State competition for the FHA Farm Family of the Year at a luncheon at the Governor’s House Motel in Montgomery this past Tuesday.

Indian Creek Baptist Church is giving an informal tea, Sunday, December 12, 1971, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., honoring the new pastor and his wife. Reverend and Mrs. Roy Beasley.

75 Years Ago - 1946

Dr. W. H. Hutchings will host the purebred Hereford breeders of the county Thursday afternoon, December 12th. An interesting program of judging has been arranged. All purebred Hereford breeders are urged to attend.

The Senior Class will sponsor a dance Friday night, December 13, at 8:00, at the High School Gym. Music by the “Honey Drippers.” Admission $1.20 couple and stags, 25c spectators.

The Bullock-Macon County Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its Fall initiation meeting at the home of Mrs. Hubert Davis at Ft. Davis, Wednesday, December 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. May, of Inverness, announce the marriage of their daughter, Maudie Jean May, to Mr. William Arthur Watts, of Inverness, the marriage taking place on December the second.

100 Years Ago - 1921

Mr. H. S. Caldwell is temporarily suspending his duties with the finance committee of the big Memphis College in order to serve on the United States grand jury in Montgomery this week, and associated with him are O. P. Peacock and C. M. Thornton.

Secretary Hoover announced that the army of unemployed had been reduced by more than a million during the past few weeks.

Mr. Santa Claus requests that all children of Union Springs, AL, be present at the Carnival Bazaar Thursday night or Friday, where he will take orders for Christmas. He will have with him an unusually attractive line of toys, novelties, etc., which will be on display in the Gift Shop. Don’t fail to be there.

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