10 Years Ago - 2011
The law firm of Jinks, Crow, and Dickson held an Open House Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. It was a rainy day, but many local people dropped by for snacks and an opportunity to register for a flat-screen television and an Xbox as well as speak to the three attorneys.
The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at 7:00 a.m. at the Old Pine Grove District Center located on 3311 Lee Loop Rd. Everyone is invited.
The Annual New Year’s Day Parade will be held on Jan. 2, 2012, at noon in the Greenwood and Highlog communities. The road will be blocked off at 11:45 a.m.
25 Years Ago - 1996
Max’s Bi-Rite was robbed last Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 17, about 1:30 p.m. Max Driggers had left his store, but his father and mother were there. The business is located at the intersection of 239 and 29 in the Aberfoil Community.
Last week, Mrs. Helena Cochran called the Herald to express her appreciation to the Union Springs Fire Department and the four other departments in the county that responded when her building caught fire downtown.
Snow fell on Bullock County last Wednesday and kept the county white for a few days. It began snowing about 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, and it snowed steadily for over an hour. Other snow fell at different times later. It was estimated that the county received two inches.
A Christmas concert was given by Mrs. Betty Adams and Mrs. Jane Padgett on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the Faith Independent Methodist Church. This polished and professional concert was accompanied by cold weather that made it feel like Christmas.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Funeral services for the U.S. Rep. George W. Andrews took place last Monday at 2:00 p.m. from the century-old First Baptist Church, where he attended Sunday School as a young boy and later served as a deacon. Friends and family came from near and far, including members of Congress from other states, the entire Alabama delegation, Senators Sparkman and Allen, Former Senator Lister Hill, and many others.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny H. Williamson announced the birth of a 6lb. 13oz. son, born Dec. 25, 1971, in Bullock County Hospital, whom they have named John Clark Williamson, III.
Bring it Back! Last week, some guy went through with his window rolled down and drove out with our soft water. Stay in your car! Robo Car Wash Baskin Street, Union Springs.
75 Years Ago - 1946
Mr. Wallace Reed was accidentally shot while putting his shotgun into his car early last Sunday morning and was taken immediately to Hubbard’s Infirmary, in Montgomery, for an operation and treatment.
The marriage of Miss Allie Irene Blake, of Union Springs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Blake, of Heflin, Ala. to Hoyt Mitchell Warren, of Abbeville, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Warren, of Alexander City, Ala., was quietly solemnized Friday, Dec. 20, at 3 o’clock, in the Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston, with Dr. B. Locke Davis officiating.
The Chunnenuggee Public Garden Club held its Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. M. H. Salter, which was elaborately decorated for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Eich, Jr., former residents of Fort Davis, have purchased the Woodall property at Hardaway. The dwelling house has been renovated, and Mr. and Mrs. Eich are now occupying it.
100 Years Ago - 1921
Highway robberies and burglaries are occurring with unusual frequency in the cities and towns as winter advances. A condition of widespread unemployment undoubtedly speeds up the activities of persons of this character.
The marriage of Mr. J. E. Griffin, Jr., of this city, and Miss Inez Brooks took place at the home of the bride on Camill Street in Geneva, Ala., on Monday morning, Rev. J. A. Peterson officiating.
Capt. J. A. Weems returned Thursday from his stay of several weeks to Miami, Florida, where he visited his daughter. Mrs. E. A. Lowry. He is greatly impressed with Miami and the lower east coast of Florida, but his decision is, there is no place like Bullock County.
On Thursday afternoon, the W. H. D. C. was delightfully entertained by Mrs. Geo Edwards. The President, Mrs. G. H. Jones, presided in a most pleasing manner. After a short business session, the program was rendered.