10 Years Ago - 2011
Members of The Magazine Club traveled the paving of Highway 29 on Tuesday, May 10th, and stepped back in time as they traveled to Perote and the lovely family home of Julie Wesley.
Members of the Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club traveled to Ramer, AL for a tour of rose gardens. Those attending were Mary Richards, Enola Bozeman, Patsy Gholston, Melanie Short, Anne Maxwell, and her sister Dot Klein. They enjoyed visiting seven gardens with the most beautiful roses. This tour was given by The Ramer Rose Society.
25 Years Ago - 1996
Merchants congratulate graduates: Graduation exercises at Bullock Memorial School will be Friday night, 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. Graduation exercises for Bullock County High School will be Friday, June 7, in the Dock McGowan Gym. Placing ads are Earles Body & Glass, Bullock County Insurance, Hembree Furniture, Daniel & Son, Daniel Grocery, Zelda’s Restaurant, Elm’s Grocery, Dixie Tire Service, Gibson’s Gifts, Chubby’s Big Bear, Badcock Home Furnishings, American National Bank, Community Bank & Trust, First National Bank, May’s Properties, Elm’s Package Store, Robo Car Wah, May’s Amoco, Singleton’s Body Shop, Hall’s L’il Cub, Union Springs Pharmacy, O. L. Brooks Grocery, Union Springs Truck & Tractor, G. P. Thompson Enterprises, Wesley & Wesley, Combest Satellite & TV, Dot Cannon, Radio Shack, Crispy Chick, Dowdle Gas Co., Presto Cleaners, Jackie’s Hair Salon, Union Springs Herald.
Joseph Meade Barnett of Fitzpatrick and Teresa Owens of Union Springs were among the graduates to receive degrees at the University of Alabama Saturday, May 11.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Jennifer Gaston celebrated her fifth birthday with a party on May 20 at the Recreation Center. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Gaston, were hosts to twenty children. Out-of-town guests were Jennifer’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gaston, and cousin, Jack McDonald, of Tuskegee.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Montgomery of Huntsville, Alabama, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Palmer of Laramie, Wyoming were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Paulk this weekend.
Steve Hickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hickman won first place recently in the track race at Auburn University, running one mile in 4 minutes 47 seconds.
Graduation Greetings and Best Wishes from Alabama Farm Burea, American National Bank, Anderson Hardware, Bonnie Plant Farm, Carroll-Bozeman Motor Co., City Barber Shop, M. Cohn & Son, Cowikee Mills, Dari-Delite, Dari-Deluxe, Dixie Bullock Hardware, Dixie Electric Cooperative, Dixie Service Center, Dixie Tire & Automotive Service, Fair Company, Firestone Home & Auto Supply, First National Bank, Franklin’s Floral & Gift Shop, The Frickes, Genuine Auto Parts, Hall Brothers Dairy Farms, Hembree Furniture Co., Hinson’s Village, Hoyt’s Radio & TV, Korner Kupboard, Main Drug Store, May’s Gulf Station, Rogers Fertilizer, Sims Brothers Feed & Fertilizer, State Farm Ins., W. H. Turner, U. S. Auto Parts, Union Springs Furniture, Union Springs Motor Co., Union Springs Pharmacy, Wayne Poultry Co., Welsh Co. of the South, Wesleys’ Garage, Western Auto Associate Store.
75 Years Ago - 1946
To the Citizens of Bullock County: Permit me to express to you my gratitude and appreciation for the nice vote you accorded me in the recent election. Yours very sincerely, J. W. Shaw
Miss Gene Bowen, of Athens, Ala., a student at Auburn, was the guest of Miss Harriet Norman, coming over for the Campbell-Forrer wedding.
Miss Betty Jordan, of Birmingham, was the attractive week-end guest of Miss Emily Orr.
Miss Bootie Williams spent the past week-end with her friend, Ann Vann, in Birmingham, and attended the Kappa Gamma dance given there on Friday evening.
100 Years Ago - 1921
Col. Henry J. Rosenstihl returned from Montgomery last Thursday afternoon, where he attended the State Optical Society convention. He pronounces this the most edifying and interesting meeting the body ever held and is more thoroughly enthusiastic over his profession than ever before if that can be possible.
Friday afternoon, on the local diamond, another one of the great games of baseball will take place. Everybody must attend. This game will be between the Baraca Class of the Baptist Church and the Col. Blue Sunday School Class of the Presbyterian Church. Great things are in store for the fans. Friday afternoon, this week.
Sixteen children from Hurtsboro passed through here last Saturday morning, enroute to Montgomery, where they go to take the Pasteur treatment as a precaution against rabies. Mad dogs seemed to be almost an epidemic in Hurtsboro that week, for the week before one that was supposed to be mad had bitten several others.