10 Years Ago - 2010

Back-In Union Springs, the new business venture by Bullock County native Gwen Franklin, is slated to open in early July, offering the community custom made shirts, hats, and other merchandise.

On the evening of May 11th, the double gates leading to Joe and Barbara Pickett’s Smuteye Lodge opened to welcome members of the Green Thumb Garden Club and their guests for the annual cookout.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Dr. Emfinger announces he will no longer have Saturday morning office hours after June. Usual office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The Union Springs Telephone Company would like to thank everyone who helped to make our 40th Celebration a huge success!

The BMS Athletic Club will hold their annual boston butt barbecue on Saturday. Contact Steve Driggers or Craig Phillips or any other club member for tickets.

Ray Pritchett of Union Springs made the A-B Honor Roll at the Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega, Alabama.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Mason, Jr. announce the birth of a baby girl born June 9th in Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Deana Randle.

A group of girls, chaperoned by Mrs. Sue Yates and Miss Becky Dykes, spent several days at Panama City, Fla. the past week, returning home Sunday. Among those included were Barbara Davis, Trina Phillips, Lisa Hembree, Nona Singleton, Nellie Jo King, and Susan Clark. Cathy Harden of Tallahassee, Fla. joined them on Thursday.

News was received at press time of the death of Mrs. R. C. Branscombe, Sr., who died in a nursing home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Graham announce the birth of a baby girl, Clemice, born June 10, 1970, in Bullock County Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Cecil Earls of Union Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Kitty Diane, to Charles Michael Benton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benton, also of Union Springs.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Saturday a crowd of jolly boys and girls, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Beckham, enjoyed a picnic at Chewacla Park going over in a big truck.

The regular meeting of the Lions Club has been postponed and will be held on the evening of June 29th, in order that all members may attend the Commencement exercise of the Vacation Bible School, to be held Friday night at the Baptist Church.

Ted Hixon, who has been “on call” of the U. S. A., is leaving today for Fort McPherson for assignment, he being the third son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hixon to enter the Service.

The Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club met last week with Mrs. I. K. Pugh, the new president, Mrs. J. T. Wood, presiding. After the business meeting an interesting talk, with “Soil” for it theme, was given by Mrs. J. D. Cade. After the discussion, at which time valuable hints of the growing of plants in varied soils the program was closed with the reading of a beautiful poem by Miss Asa Ramsy. Flower awards were won by Mrs. J. T. Wood and Mrs. Bowdoin Robbins. Tempting refreshments were served by the hostess.

100 Years Ago - 1920

The new Telephone Directory will be issued in a few days. All parties having reserved space in advertising section are requested to send copy at once. Those desiring space please see me immediately. Jas. G. Foster, Mgr.

Mrs. Howard Norton and little daughter, Jane, spent Sunday in Midway.

Thursday afternoon, Miss Jeanette Pugh was the attractive hostess for a rook party in honor of Miss Marion Moseley and her charming visitor, Miss Mary Virginia Malone. The lawn was decorated in ferns and spring flowers where the tables were placed for the players. After many interesting games, a delicious ice course was served.

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