10 Years Ago- 2012

Laura Grace King, the nine-year-old daughter of Laura (Davis) and Chris King of Monroeville, has been cast in the role of “Scout” (one of two) in Monroeville County Heritage Museum’s production of “To Kill A Mockingbird.”

The Inspirations will appear in a gospel concert on Sunday, April 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church, 404 Holcombe Avenue East.

Mr. Romie Harris, a longtime resident of Bullock County, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Friday, April 6, 2012. Mr. Harris was born in Inverness, Alabama, in 1912 and is the father of 10 children (one daughter deceased).

Pvt. Stephen L. Price graduated from recruit training for the Marines at Parris Island on March 30, 2012. He was in the 1st Battalion Alpha Company. He received the honor of being chosen Fire Team Leader for his squad by his drill instructors. This showed great leadership on his part. All of Stephen’s family attended the graduation ceremony. In the next year, he will undergo Marine Combat Training and additional extensive training for the Marine Corps.

25 Years Ago- 1997

On March 21, 1997, Merritt Elementary School held its annual Science Fair for grades k-6. There were 68 entries, with all areas of science being included. The students worked hard and diligently on their projects.

Union Springs Elementary School has received a computerized reading management program, “The Accelerated Reader.” The Accelerated Reader motivates students to increase their reading practice by reading more and better books while keeping a record of how much and how well each student is doing.

In September of 1996, Bonnie Plant Farm and Miracle-Gro signed an unprecedented advertising agreement that put Miracle-Gro’s logo on all display tags and containers holding over 100 million Bonnie plants.

A plane traveling from Birmingham to Dothan had to make an emergency landing in Bullock County last Thursday afternoon at about 4:30. The pilot walked away uninjured after the plane ran off the runway and overturned.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews, the wife of late Congressman George Andrews, was elected last Tuesday, without opposition, to fill the unexpired term of her late husband. The turnout was light since no other name was on the ballot, and no effort was made on behalf of a write-in candidate.

All Women’s Missionary Union members from the nine Bullock-Centennial Baptist Churches are invited to the annual WMU meeting on Thursday, April 13, at Midway Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. through lunch.

Nan Little Mancha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Mancha of High Road, and John Wade Fuller, son of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Fuller of Cherokee Plantation, were married Friday in Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Miss Caroline Blue, formerly of Union Springs and now social work program director at Western Carolina Center in Morganton, has been named the recipient of the Isabelle Kirkland Center Award, given annually to N.C. Association of Social Workers in Mental Health.

75 Years Ago- 1945

Youth Week will be observed by the First Baptist Church from April 6-13. A full slate of Youth Week officers and teachers will be elected by the church from among the young people of the church to serve during Youth Week.

A.D. McFerrin, president of the Alabama Seedsmen Association, reports that current purchases of seed by farmers indicate heavy plantings this year of pasture and forage crops.

Inverness High has begun practicing baseball. They have some new equipment and are starting well. They expect to play eight or ten games this season.

The Shopton Community Club met Friday evening in the home of Mr. V. F. Griswold and Miss Dixie Griswold. After a bountiful supper was served, a very interesting picture of gardening was shown by Mr. Moore and Miss Piatt. The April meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Turnipseed.

100 Years Ago- 1922

We have bought from the factory a large lot of fine box papers and are going to offer for One Day only a big value for 25c per box in different colors. We will sell this Saturday, the 8th, and limit you to four boxes.- Ravencroft Drug Co.

Adult Missionary Society, No. 2, of the Methodist Church, will give an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon, April 15, at 3 o’clock, on Mrs. T. U. Baskin’s lawn. Ten cents admission. Candy for sale - 4-6-2t

Notice is hereby given that application will be made to the Governor of Alabama for the pardon or parole of John Ellis, convicted in the Circuit Court of Bullock County, August 11, 1911, of murder in the first degree and sentenced for life.

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