10 Years Ago 2011
Makhia Alyse Mims was selected 2nd attendant to Miss Union Springs Elementary School. She is the daughter of Bridget B. Mims.
The Alabama Democratic Conference Semi-Annual Convention was held Oct 7-9, 2011 in Birmingham, AL. Those in attendance from Union Springs included Clara Kates, Gladys Washington, Sue Ellis, Willie Lee McGhee, Vassi James, Mary King, and Union Springs Mayor John McGowan.
Representative Berry Forte presented a check to Ron Smith, Chairman of the Bullock County Commission to be used by the Bullock County Humane Society in the amount of $500.
The USA Fertilizer and Seed processing building on Owen Street was rammed by a vehicle Saturday night. Chief Wheeler said the police turned around to stop a car. The car rammed into the building and the driver ran. No one has been apprehended at press time.
25 Years Ago 1996
Henry C. Davis, a nominee under the Patriot Party of Alabama, and forty-six-year veteran of education is seeking re-election to the Bullock County Board of Education, Place 1.
Mrs. Vessie Pugh was selected as the “1996 Woman of the Year” by the Union Springs Business and Professional Women’s Club. The Club gave her a dozen red roses in a silver bowl and a corsage. Her name was added to a silver trophy and plaque at the Country Club.
Mr. Raymond Rogers was named Grand Marshall for the Hurtsboro Wildlife Festival Parade on October 12, 1996.
50 Years Ago 1971
Airman Thomas Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harris, Rt 3, Union Springs, completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas on October 5. He is now in training at Chanute AFB, Illinois to be an Aerospace Ground Equipment Repairman.
Mr. E. L. Jackson and Mr. Ernie Faulkner flew to Jackson, Miss. Sunday where they attended a Western Auto Spring Merchandise Show.
Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hall announce the birth of a baby boy born Oct. 20, 1971, at Bullock County Hospital whom they have named Kent Lamar.
75 Years Ago 1946
George Harden states that caley peas have “remade” some Johnson grass hayfields for him. Mr. Harden planted caley peas three years ago and at that time was harvesting very little hay from the fields. Now the fields are producing good crops of hay and both the peas and Johnson grass are getting better each year. The only fertilizer used is phosphate on the peas.
Mr. Jerry Cope of A.P.I., Auburn, and Miss Juliette Cope, of Montevallo, were the week-end guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cope.
Mr. J. T. Knowles made a business trip to Troy Friday.
100 Years Ago 1921
Two enjoyable evenings were spent with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cameron on Thursday and Friday when a dozen couples participated in bridge until a late hour. Then an elaborate salad course was served. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. M.N. Eley, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Caldwell, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Reid, Miss Marion Covington, Mr. T. R. Martin, Mrs. Queenelle Crook, Dr. J. P. Bell, Mr. T. E. Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Walton A. Orr, Misses Virginia Mitchell, Vivian Grove, Mildred Yeomans, Callie Pickett, and Mary Dykes.
Hon. R. E. L. Cope left Saturday afternoon for treatment at Johns-Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and his many friends are hoping he may find complete relief.
Messrs. Winton M. Blount and E. J. Pierce are in Atlanta, Ga. this week, attending a meeting of the American Railway Short Line Association.