75 Years Ago - 1945 - Privates Edward L. Mullins, J. O. Tanner, James B. Barbaree, and their war dogs.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Privates Edward L. Mullins, J. O. Tanner, James B. Barbaree, and their war dogs.

10 Years Ago - 2012

Alabama bill to ban texting while driving will return to Legislature next session. A Birmingham-area legislator hopes to make Alabama the 36th state to ban texting while driving.

James E. Tatum has announced that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Probate Judge of Bullock County in the March 2012 primary election.

The Graves, Graise, and White family reunion will be held July 27-29, 2011, in Eufaula, Al. All Graves and Graise family members are invited to participate.

Keep the dream alive, you are cordially invited to join in a Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Day Celebration in Union Springs, AL, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. The schedule of events are: Line up at 9:30 a.m. at AG Grocery on Martin Luther King Blvd.

25 Years Ago - 1997

The third grade class of Mrs. Valenzia R. Turner at Merritt Elementary School had the opportunity to learn to count in Spanish. Lesia Joy Downing, a freshman at Tuskegee University, came on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1996, as a resource person to teach the students to count in Spanish.

The Union Springs office of Central Alabama Home Health Services, Inc. selected John Austin, Jr. as the Employee of the Year. The Union Springs staff selected Austin for attributes such as, “dedicated-hardworking-always friendly- patients love him- coworkers respect him.”

Miss Theresa Carol Stockman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stockman of Prattville, Alabama, and Mr. Paul B. May, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas May of Union Springs, Alabama, have completed plans for their wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cooper Rutland, Jr. announced the birth of a son, Louis Cooper Rutland, III, born Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 ozs. And was 21 inches long.

50 Years Ago - 1972

Mrs. Agnes Baggett announced today that she would be a candidate for the full term to succeed the late George Andrews in the U. S. House of Representatives from the third congressional district and that she would campaign in the May preliminaries.

Mrs. Melba Till Allen, State Auditor and announced candidate for the U. S. Senate, will be the guest speaker at the January meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. Meeting at the Union Springs Country Club on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. club members and their guests will hear Mrs. Allen speak on topics related to Legislation, the club them for the month.

With his entire show, Singer Johnny Cash will return to Alabama in person for a performance at Garrett Coliseum on Sat. Jan. 22, at 8 p.m.

Miss Charlotte Baronice Vaughn became the bride of Mr. Lynn Wilson Jinks, III at a 4 o’clock candlelight ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the First United Methodist Church of Tuskegee. Dr. Don Brown of Montgomery and the Rev. Ervin Dailey of Tuskegee officiated.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Alabama Marines and War Dogs–These three Alabama Marines are shown at a West Coast Port with their war dogs prior to shipping out for duty in the Pacific. Pictured left to right are Privates Edward L. Mullins, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Mullins, of 24 Third Street, Chickasaw, Ala:, J. O. Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tanner, of Huntsville, Ala:, and James B. Barbaree, husband of Mrs. J. B. Barbaree, of Union Springs, Ala.

Mr. D.F. Prescott and Mr. L. A. Wessinger, Deputy Collectors of Internal Revenue, will be at the office of the Probate Judge at Union Springs on Friday, Jan. 5, for the purpose of assisting farmers in filling out their 1944 income tax forms.

Every Bullock County farmer is urged to feel free to give census takers full information on their farming activities.

Mr. Charles C. Jinks, of Atlanta, Ga., came Saturday and remained through Tuesday, in this his home town, with Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Jinks. Charles is an auditor with the U.S. Air forces. His duties include checking Air Ports and other Government Contracts. He was cordially greeted by many old friends.

100 Years Ago - 1922

Mrs. Dixie Orum and Mrs. J. B. Kelly has as their holiday guests Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stollenwerck or Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hamner of Seale, Miss Sarah Orum from Troy, Messrs J. B. and W. B. Kelly of Kentucky, Lawrence Feagin of Clayton, Ala.

A meeting of unusual breadth of interest will be held at Inverness, on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The occasion being the quarterly meeting of the Baptist Women’s Missionary Union of Bullock County.

It was just two weeks ago that the Herald mentioned a ‘possum being caught in the chicken yard of Mr. F. F. Ravenscroft. Now, last week Mr. W. T. Hough, better known as “Bill,” matched sporting proclivities with Mr. Ravenscroft, and caught a big ‘possum that was disturbing the slumbers of his chickens. There must be something to it.

Now women voters will request Congress to grant independent citizenship to married women, and not have them depend on the nationality of their husbands.

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