10 Years Ago - 2011
Rob Cameron met with the city council Monday night and requested the use of some land in the Hicks Industrial Park.
Cooperating last Saturday, members of the Tourism Council, Members of First United Methodist Church, members of Person Chapel Church in Midway, members of the Bullock County Youth Learning Class, members of the Presbyterian Church, city personnel and students of Bullock County High School, gathered about 100 bags of litter.
25 Years Ago - 1996
The Utilities Board Office is getting a new look. It will soon display a new brick front with other changes.
The doors for the new firehouse are being installed and the dedication of the new firehouse will be held when the building is completed.
The Chunnenuggee Fair will be held Saturday, May 4. Make your plans to attend. It will be held in downtown Union Springs.
McWhorter Chain Saws & Accessories is holding an Open House this Saturday afternoon and the public is invited to visit throughout the day. The chain saw business is located in the Smuteye Community and is owned and operated by Wiley McWhorter.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Two local men were honored for many years of service to the City of Union Springs last week at the state convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities meeting in Montgomery. Plaques were presented to Atty. R. E. L. Cope, Jr., and Mayor F. H. Anderson, Jr.
Mrs. Joe McGowan Varner, Jr. was honored on April 17 with a lovely tea at the Union Springs Country Club. Hostesses were Mrs. Hill Barnett, Mrs. Sidney Bledsoe, Mrs. Carroll Blow, and Mrs. A. F. Cook.
The Helen Stuart Circle of the First Baptist Church met in the home of Mrs. Esther Harden on Monday afternoon. An artistic arrangement of specimen Iris of blending colors was used on the dining room table adjoining the living room where the meeting was held. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Fred T. McLendon, Vice-President. Mrs. Walter McDaniel read verses from Proverbs 4: 1-12. We were honored to have Miss Robin Reeder meet with us. She presented the program for the afternoon using as her subject, “A Patch Work Quilt.”
75 Years Ago - 1946
Dr. Claude M. Haygood, Dept. of Americanism Director of the American Legion, will address the students of the Union Springs High School on Thursday.
Mr. Frank Cope has recently purchased the Pickett Grocery Store and began operation of the business the first of the month.
Mrs. D. N. Ruggles entertained the Junior Fellowship Group, of the Presbyterian Church, at their home on Monday evening, with a wiener roast. There were seven boys and girls present.
100 Years Ago - 1921
The Twentieth Century Club will meet with Mrs. Henry Oscar Ellis on Thursday.
Miss Marjorie Lacey, a young lady of unusual attractiveness, who is visiting her aunt, Mrs. E. J. Pierce was given a beautiful rook party Sunday afternoon at the home of her aunt.
The Music Study Club met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Winton M. Blount, and Miss Velma Rush as leader. The Journal Review was conducted by Mrs. W. O. Turnipseed and a brilliant program followed from an Eidson phonograph. After a pleasant chat over fruit salad and cream, Mr. Winton M. Blount III, was brought in as a second course and made quite a hit with the ladies.