10 Years Ago- 2012

Military personnel and first responders put their lives on the line daily. To honor the sacrifices these men and women make. Dream Field Farms and Pumpkin Patch is offering free admission to all military, present and retired, and all first responders on September 29, 2012, during its 2nd Annual Heroes Day.

Mrs. Sylvia Gwen Franklin addressed the commission Monday morning and left no doubt she is unhappy with some decisions of the commission and the Bullock County Development Authority. She explained that she was not treated fairly by the BCDA and was never given a written response as to why she was denied funds to pave her parking lot in the AG shopping center.

Two inmates at the Bullock County Jail got into a fight Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Inmates Gregory Milbry and Eric Martin were fighting. Eric Martin suffered a broken foot and had to have surgery in Montgomery.

On Monday, September 10, 2012, the life flight helicopter transported Ouida Shields, a patient who may have been having a heart attack, to a hospital in Montgomery. The helicopter flew in from Wetumpka, and Mike from ‘TK & Mike’ television show was the head EMT on the helicopter, according to sources.

25 Years Ago- 1997

The Bullock County Board of Education will meet this Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and Ron Smith says his Concerned Citizens Group will attend to further seek answers to some of their concerns.

Indian Creek Baptist Church, Smuteye, Alabama, will hold its homecoming on September 14, according to Pastor Henry Ackers. Morning services will be at 11:00 a.m. with special music and a message from former pastor, Rev. David Stewart.

The Union Springs Lions Club meeting on September 3, 1997, was called to order by Fred Hollon, the club’s new president. Following lunch at the Dogwood Cafe, many items were discussed by the ten members and two guests who were present.

The State Department of Education chose Bullock County’s Gender Equity Program as the Outstanding Program of the year for 1997. The Gender Equity Program can be found at the Area Vocational Center. The program’s coordinator is Mildred Buford program director, Essie Thomas and Counselor Barbara Larkin.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Mr. and Mrs. James Clyde Entrekin of Montgomery announced the engagement of their daughter, Barbara June, to Alfred Sidney Adams, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sidney Adams of Midway.

The Union Springs Hornets won a hard-fought 13-0 defensive duel over the Lafayette Bulldogs in Lafayette Friday night. The win left Union Springs undefeated at 3-0, while Lafayette dropped its third straight contest of the season.

Bullock County and local municipalities will receive a windfall of funds under the revenue sharing bill, which has passed the Senate and appears headed for early final passage. Projections show all Bullock County governments combined will receive funds totaling $385,973 if Congress adopts the compromise.

There will be a gospel singing at Zebulon Baptist Church Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be the Kingsman Quartet and other quartets. The public is invited.

75 Years Ago- 1947

650 acres on the highway, 150,000 ft. timber, 175 acres bottom, 3 house, lights soon, $12,000; 137 acres, 6-room house, new barn, school bus, lights, ¼ mile church, 2-horse crop, $3600; 120 acres, 3-room small house, 2-horse crop, $2,250. Andrew Shaddix, Double Springs, Alabama.

The first game of the U.S.H.S. football season will be played tonight when the Clayton High School team comes over to the local field. This is not just the first game of the season but also the first time in seven years that the lights will be used and a night game will be played.

Hon. George W. Andrews will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Lions Club Friday night, at 7:30, at the Library. All members are urged to be present.

Sportsman throughout the section will be interested in the announcement that Thompson Station Nellie, owned by C. B. Williams of Thompson Station, and handled by Ed Farrior of this city, won first place in the All-American Derby, run at Reston, Manitoba, Canada, last week.

100 Years Ago- 1922

The Inverness Public School opened Monday morning with an unusually large attendance of both pupils and patrons. The Mount Hilliard School has been consolidated with Inverness: also, the two able teachers that have been at Mount Hilliard for the past few years now belong to the Inverness Public School faculty.

The cotton crop around here seems to be turning out unusually well, for the McNair Gin is kept busy pretty nearly all the time.

The Cogdell sawmill is quite busy right now sawing planing lumber to complete the new school room.

Miss Sarah Blue, National Chaterian of the Kappa Delta Sorority, is enroute to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend a national council of the sorority, after which she will go on her annual trip through the eastern United States, visiting the different colleges.

That it was a great day for Bullock, for the Farm Bureau, and for the farmers is evident to all who gleaned a little of the cream from the rich speeches delivered. A progressive farmer could not go to the speaking and not come away filled with the fire that burns the dross of backward farming and aflame with the becoming desire for twentieth-century farming.

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