10 Years Ago - 2011

The Union Springs/Bullock County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The House of Light Cafe on Friday, April 22, 2011.

The Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club met on April 14, 2011, at the Union Springs Country Club. It was hosted by Patsy Gholston and Mary Seymour.

County Commission Attorney John W. Waters reported to the commission that a backhoe was stolen from the airport recently.

25 Years Ago - 1996

Curtis Jernigan has been re-elected as Chairman of the Bullock County Development Authority for a second year.

Members and guests of The Magazine Club met Saturday, April 20 at the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park. The beautiful park and a gorgeous spring day provided a perfect setting for the delicious picnic served by hostesses Glendora Turner and Shirley Varner.

Allison Waters, a Saint James senior, was among those recognized for their achievements at the annual high school Awards Day on Thursday, May 2.

50 Years Ago - 1971

Mrs. Melba Culpepper attended the Merle Norman International Convention in Atlanta on May 10, 11, and 12. She also attended a private class on the new summer hair cuts in Montgomery Sunday, May 16.

Miss Emily Elizabeth Farrior of Courtland, Ala. and formerly of Union Springs and whose marriage to Herman Watts of Union Springs and Calera will be an event of June 5 at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur, was complimented Tuesday evening with a miscellaneous shower. Hostesses were Mrs. R. E. May and Mrs. James May.

75 Years Ago - 1946

Misses Sarah McLendon and Elizabeth Blue were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Shuptrine, in Selma, the past week-end, going over to be present at the tea given by Mrs. Shuptrine, for a member of the Senior Class of the Selma High School.

Mrs. F. H. Anderson, Jr., was hostess to her Bridge Club on Friday afternoon, when Mrs. William E. Rainer, a guest player, was the winner of the award. Lovely spring flowers were used in the living room. The guests for the afternoon’s pleasures were Mrs. S. J. Caldwell, Jr., Mrs. B. D. Cohn, Mrs. Gordon Main, Mrs. E. A. Dantzler, Jr., Mrs. Kendall Johnson, Mrs. W. T. Cochran, Mrs. W. M. Blount, Jr., Mrs.Sam Rainer, Mrs. Charles Archibald, and Mrs. C. B. Williams.

Feed sacks and bags are being used by Alabama women in making many attractive clothes and household articles.

100 Years Ago - 1921

The latest use of the airplane is that of carrying diamonds from the South African mines. Diamonds are high enough without giving them wings.

Mrs. T. H. Hall, of Downs, was shopping in the city yesterday.

Mr. E. C. Bledsoe, of Armstrong, spent Tuesday in the city.

Judge S. P. Rainer was a visitor to Montgomery the first of the week.

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