10 Years Ago - 2010

After 17 long years as County Engineer, Fred Hollon said goodbye in front of members of the community and other close friends and family members.

Jaques Jarry, hospital administrator, told the hospital board Monday that plans are to add more beds to the local hospital. If plans develop the hospital will become a 54-bed hospital including Gateway and Bradford.

25 Years Ago - 1995

Mrs. Edith Graham and Mrs. Marge Tompkins will be retiring from the First National Bank of Union Springs. Mrs. Graham has been employed by the First National Bank since January of 1966 and served in many capacities during her twenty eight years with the bank. Mrs. Tompkins began her employment with the First National Bank in January of 1975 and has served as a Paying and Receiving teller as well as Head Teller during her nineteen years of service.

Tim and Sherry Renfroe proudly announce the birth of Jaimie Gabrielle born January 20, 1995 at 12:52 p.m. Grandparents are Twynette Raysin of the Shopton Community and Roger and Brenda Renfroe of Union Springs, Alabama. Great grandparents are Ruth Blackburn, Greenville, Alabama, Mary Singer, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Alvin and Christine Woodruff of the Smuteye Community. Great great grandmother is Clara Woodruff of Montgomery, Alabama.

“Wolf” and Glenda May traveled to Fayetteville, TN the past weekend to visit their son, Jeff May, his wife, Susan, and daughter, Bethany. Clint May, young son of Ben and Bonnie May of Union Springs, accompanied them on the trip.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Congratulations are in order for Jerry Lawrence who was promoted to assistant cashier at the First National Bank this week.

Annelle and Jack Norton and children, Robin, Jane and Chuck, had a delightful visit during the New Year's holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Solon Gregg in Hamilton, Ala.

Sidney Bledsoe and wife, Alta Lou, enjoyed a recent weekend duck hunting at Tallahassee, Fla. when they visited the Jimmy Fullers and Geo. Harden, III family. The Hardens have just recently moved to Tallahassee and are greatly missed by their friends here.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Pvt. Graham Hixon has recently been transferred from Camp Sibert, Ala., to Camp Beale, Calif. He had the good luck to run up on Pvt. Sanford Ellis soon after arriving and then the exchange of news began.

Lieut. J. H. Rainer, Mrs. Rainer and Maurine Rainer arrived in Union Springs Saturday night and are having a happy reunion with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rainer, Sr., and are also receiving a cordial “welcome home,” from their friends. Lieut. Rainer has served his country with distinction for he wears not only the E. T. O. Ribbon, with two battle stars, but also two Purple Hearts. One was awarded for wounds received on “D. Day” and the second for wounds received near Cherbourg, France.

Due to war time exigencies, there will be no house to house canvass, as heretofore, in the annual drive for Infantile Paralysis Funds. You are asked to see Mr. J. T. Ogletree County Chairman of the Drive, or Mr. R. W. Lawrence President of the Lions Club, and make your contributions to them.

100 Years Ago -1920

Mr. B. R. Barksdale, of Chunnennuggee, was in Union Springs Monday.

Little Florence Vereen Rainer celebrated her seventh birthday anniversary on Tuesday afternoon when she had quite a number of her little friends to a birthday party. The little ones enjoyed pinning Uncle Sams whiskers on him and many of the other indoor games were played after which they were marched into the dining room where the pretty cake with lighted candles caused their admiration. In the cutting Virginina Ellis cut the ring, Helen Forsyth, the dime and little Jamie Rainer the nickel. In turn the children all toasted Miss Florence Vereen with good wishes for many more such happy birthdays. She was the receipt of many little gifts.

Miss Claire Paulk, who is teaching at Troy, was at home for the week-end.

Mr. R. J. Lawrence, Jr., who teaches at Omega, spent the weekend at home.

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