10 Years Ago - 2011

Mt. Silla Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the 5th anniversary for Rev. and Mrs. Fred Douglas, Sr. on Sunday. The Guest Minister, Rev. Artis Martin, from Pastor of Ambassadors for Christ in Union Springs will speak.

The Tourism Council of Bullock County presents Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry and directed by Fiona Macleod.

25 Years Ago - 1996

Bullock County Commissioner Alonza Ellis announced today that he is a candidate for re-election.

Faith Independent Church and the parsonage have recently been reroofed. Both buildings were damaged by Hurricane Opal.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Blow, Sr., announce the engagement of their daughter, Gale Blow, of Montgomery, to Jodie Rawls Dunlap. A June 15, 1996 wedding is planned.

Agnes Thompson had her putter working very well Wednesday afternoon. She made three birdie putts for her teammates, Glenn Paulk, Roger Welk, Graham Hixon, and Dora Cole, who went on to win the Wednesday Afternoon Scramble.

50 Years Ago - 1971

“It’s a penny pincher’s paradise,” said Robert Williams at Jordan’s Drug Store. He was referring to the Rexall 1c Sale which starts next Thursday at Jordan’s Drug.

The Dixie Field Trial Club held its fiftieth annual Puppy Trial on March 15, 16, and 17. The trial was run, as always, on the famed Maytag Plantation.

Mrs. Jimmy Montgomery (Ginger Paulk), was the gracious hostess for a coke party on Thursday at the home of Mrs. James Paulk. Those attending this delightful affair were Mrs. Billy Renfroe, Mrs. Richard Wright, Miss Mary Alice Hall, Mrs. Ben Main, Mrs. Billy Arrington, Mrs. Stan Banton, Mrs. Earl Mongomery, Mrs. Jamie Cody, Mrs. Bill Turner, Mrs. Kyle Currington, and Mrs. Tony Gibson.

75 Years Ago - 1946

J. E. “Big Jim” Folsom, candidate for Governor of Alabama, has announced his schedule for the week beginning March 25 and will be in Union Springs at 10:00 a.m. on Monday. He will speak at Troy and Brundidge on the afternoon of the same day.

Miss Betty Staples came home from the University of Alabama to spend the spring holidays with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. A. Staples.

Fleming Griswold, of A. P. I., is spending the spring holidays at home.

100 Years Ago - 1921

One of the loveliest parties of the spring season was that of Thursday morning, when Mrs. W. W. Rainer entertained the members of the No Name Rook Club and other friends delightfully. Her spacious home was never more attractive than on this occasion In the reception hall, wildflowers were used in profusions, pink roses in the living room, and Easter Lillies and white wisteria in the dining room. The Easter idea was carried out in the scorecards. Rook was played at seven tables, after which the hostess served a tempting hot plate lunch with iced tea.

Judge S. P Rainer was called after supper time last Friday night to his office, where he very effectually administered to the happiness of a couple matrimonially bent. The parties whom the Judge united in those holy ties this time were Mr. S. V. Paul of Mountain Creek, and Miss Frankie Brown, of Troy.

The nuptials of Mr. Isidore Samuel Cohn of this city, and Miss Bessie Berman, will be solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents in Montgomery, this afternoon at five o’clock. Rabbi B. C. Erhenreich of Temple Beth-Or officiating. Accompanying the groom from here will be Messrs. Marbury Rainer and Jas. G. Foster, and the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Cohn. Immediately after the ceremony, the bride and groom will depart for their wedding trip, which will be extended through Washington, New York, and Baltimore. They will be absent about ten days, and on returning, will be at home in this city at the Southe Prairie Street residence of Mr. and Mrs. M. Cohn.

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