10 Years Ago- 2012

Ann Cope Wallace read poems from her poetry books, Princess of Peachburg and Songs of the Burning Barrow, on Friday morning, May 4, 2012, downstairs in the Carnegie Library. Shirley Varner, Chairman of the Union Springs Library Board, welcomed everyone to the poetry reading and introduced Mrs. Wallace's siblings, Kitty Harrell and Bob Cope.

A video created and produced by the Business Multimedia Design Classes at the Bullock County Career Technical Center about Bullock County High School is the second place winner of the Alabama Association of School Boards' "How We Achieve Excellence in Our School" video contest.

Bullock County Hospital is proud to announce Digital Mammography with iCAD (Computer Aided Detection) has come to Bullock County Hospital, thanks to the Hospital Board.

Ms. Cherry Jones, Director of Bullock County Department of Human Resources, reported that foster and adoption training would begin May 21, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. with a Group Preparation and Selection orientation.

25 Years Ago- 1997

Stills Cross Roads Grocery went up in flames last Friday in the early morning hours. It is located at the intersection of County Roads 7 and 8. John Earles said a neighbor heard a noise and saw the store on fire upon investigation. The Almeria Fire Department responded, but the building was too far gone.

Jonathan Mac Varner is the recent recipient of the Dean's Medical Award in Biomedical Sciences at Auburn University. Mac was honored at a reception and awards ceremony on April 25, 1997, at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center by the School of Sciences and Mathematics.

Delacie Hester received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Alabama School of Law on May 17. Present for this occasion was her mother and stepfather, Carol and Benny Youngblood, and sister, Anita from Union Springs; her grandparents, James and Helen Bozeman of Millbrook; and her father, Steve Hester, and friend, Ann Bradford of Mobile.

Miss Audrey Latricia Johnson and Anthony Fitzgerald Tarver, both of Tuskegee, Alabama, announce their engagement. An afternoon wedding is planned for June 28, 1997, at Mt. Hilliard Missionary Baptist Church in Union Springs, Alabama.

50 Years Ago- 1972

A benefit dance will be held Thursday night, May 11, at Tye Hill Recreation Center from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The purpose of this dance is to raise money to defray expenses for activities sponsored by the Recreation Center.

Youth Week begins Sunday, May 14, at Indian Creek Baptist Church. Services will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Douglas Arrington will be the youth pastor. The topic title is "Youth of Yesteryear and Today." The topic is based on the Prodigal Son. The public is invited.

The Senior Class of Union Springs High is presenting their conventional Senior Play entitled "The Stuck Pot." A play in three acts written by Roger Garis, based on a story by Kate McNair. It has a very dramatic cast, eight men, fifteen women, and extras. The "Stuck Pot" will be presented Thursday night, May 18, 1972, in the school's gymnasium at 8 o'clock.

75 Years Ago- 1947

Chief of Police, R. L. Gardner, who retires from duty on June first, was called to the Elementary School last Friday morning and, upon arrival there, found the auditorium filled with the children with whom he has such a mutual love. A rousing cheer greeted him when he entered the room and, waving his big friendly hand, said, "Hey, Children!" The children at the elementary school presented Chief Gardner with a love gift in appreciation of the protection and vigilant care he has given them.

A Beauty Pageant will be held on the stage of the LILFRED THEATER sometime during June. The winner here will go on to Panama City, Florida, and will participate in the Gala Festival and Beauty Show there on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, and will have a chance of being chosen "Miss Southeast."

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie May had as their weekend guests Miss Marguerite Perry, Mrs. May's sister, and Miss Mable Camp, members of the High School faculty of Clanton, Ala. Miss Camp is a teacher of the Bible in elementary and high school.

Mrs. D. W. Parker and Miss Mary Ravenscroft were guest artists of the Rotary Club in Tuskegee last Wednesday. Mrs. Parker, pianist, and Miss Ravenscraft, vocalist, gave a beautiful musical program that was much enjoyed and appreciated by those present for the enjoyable occasion.

100 Years Ago- 1922

Mr. Dykes registered joy when asked about Union Springs, and he said enthusiastically, "Cleverest people in the world." Doubtless, the fact that he is one of us is in a great measure responsible for his rise in a country where competition is fierce and where a man must not only be clever but couple it with the ability to hold and rise. Mr. and Mrs. Dykes are the guests of Mr. Dykes' father, J. W. Dykes.

Eva Feagin entertained forty of her friends on Wednesday afternoon in celebration of her sixth birthday. A number of gifts were presented to the popular little girl. In cutting the cake, the ring fell to Catherine Franklin, the dime to Gene Franklin, and the thimble to Jamie Rainer. Cream and cake were served.

A pleasant afternoon was spent on Monday by the ladies of the Episcopal Guild, with their president, Mrs. B. L. Perry as hostess. The afternoon was spent in sewing, making at the time a new vestment for use in church services.

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