10 Years Ago - 2010

The father of Sheriff Raymond Rodgers passed away Friday, Nov. 20 in the Bullock County Hospital. Grover Rodgers, age 69, was a resident of Smuteye. He was married to Annie C. Rodgers and was the father of two daughters and two sons.

The Twentieth Century Club met on November 9 and was hosted by Mrs. Cecelia Moorer. Sixteen members were present and answered roll call by sharing an interesting cultural experience.

25 Years Ago - 1995

The American National Bank of Union Springs, Alabama has elected three new board of directors. They are Phillip Wayne Chancey, Jr., Alfred F. Cook, Jr., and Rebecca D. Gibson.

Cool brisk weather moved in Saturday morning after a stormy night. Wintery weather seemed to be welcomed after the county had suffered the extremely hot summer.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Dunn announced today that they had completed the paving in front of their new franchised Superette Grocery at 316 E. Conecuh Street, the Korner Kupboard, and were now ready to serve the Union Springs area. Korner Kupboard has a chain of self-service Superette food stores operating in the Southeast.

Cadet Cpl. William Charles (Bill) Cook of Union Springs has been named to the Dean’s List at Marion Institute for the second grading period in recognition of his academic achievement. Cpl. Cook is the son of Mrs. Alfred F. Cook of Route 3, Union Springs.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Miss Sara Jean Sims flew via Eastern Air Lines to Miami last week to spend several delightful days with Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Lamar (Estelle Sims.)

The Magazine Club held a most delightful meeting November 15, with Mrs. Graham Hixon. Specimen chrysanthemums of varied hue made decortion. After the program a delicious salad plate was served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Sam Rainer, Miss Mary Robins and Mack Hixon.

Eye Lids: The upper lid does most of the work of covering the eye in humans, but in animals the lower lid stretches the most over the eye.

100 Years Ago - 1920

I positively will not permit any hunting on my lands in Bullock or Barbour County.

For many days past Mrs. W. T. Hightower, one of our city’s most loved and estimable women, has been very low. Her condition is such that all the absent members of the family have been summoned to her bedside-the four sons residing in Texas, and one in another part of this state.

Mrs. S. J. Caldwell, Jr., entertained most delightfully on Saturday afternoon the members of the D. F. O. Sunday School Class of the Presbyterian Church. Her attractive home on East Conecuh Street was made more attractive by its decorations of holly. A contest of advertisements was greatly enjoyed after which a tempting salad course was served.

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