10 Years Ago - 2010

Chief Wheeler reported that two weekends of Click-It-or-Ticket resulted in 56 citations being issued.

The council approved a parade request from Bullock County High School for its homecoming parade in downtown Union Springs. The parade will be held on Oct. 15.

A lifetime resident of Union Springs, Mrs. Bertha Cloeman, 95, the mother of seven children; grandmother of 11; and great-grandmother of 16; joyously and thankfully celebrated Grandparents Day on September 12 at her home with family and friends.

25 Years Ago - 1995

A surprise, church-sponsored, fish fry was held Saturday night in honor of Mrs. Annie Pope at the home of Alice and Marvin Finlayson in Perote. Mrs. Pope celebrated her 85th birthday.

Clementine R. Cole has been promoted in the U. S. Air Force Reserve to the rank of major. She is a flight nurse assigned to Headquarters, Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver, CO.

50 Years Ago - 1970

The Rev. David Clark from Bowman, S.C. is the new pastor of the Southern Methodist Church. He preached his first sermon here last Sunday.

Last Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. the Bullock Memorial Spartans, under Head Coach Mike Holtzclaw, took the field for the first game ever for the new team and new school and came out on top with a 72-6 victory over the Union Academy Indians. In the first quarter, with Rob Hembree at quarterback, the Spartans scored the first TD in their history, a pass play to Ron Welk.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Montgomery spent last weekend in Huntsville with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Montgomery.

Cowikee Mills announces that their kindergarten will open Sept. 8, at 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Mrs. John (Helen) Padgett will be the teacher.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Beginning September 11, the Union Springs Library will observe the following hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Springer have returned from a vacation on the Gulf Coast.

Miss Jean Franklin left Sunday for Opelika, where she is to be a member of the faculty in the City Schools.

S-Sgt. William Rainer, who has been stationed in Guam, arrived Saturday night to spend his furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Rainer. He has completed 35 missions over Japan.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Late watermelons and early sugarcane were in evidence on the streets Saturday,-the latter’s first appearance of the season.

The Ladies Memorial Association will meet with Mrs. Geo. W. Andrews Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7th, at 3:30 o’clock. A full attendance is desired.

Mr. W. C. Pike and Miss Lillie Mae Newsome came over from Hatcher, Georgia last Sunday and were united in matrimonial bonds by Judge S. P. Rainer, at the Probate Office.

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