10 Years Ago- 2012

Senator Jeff Session will hold a community forum on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. downstairs in the basement of the newly restored Union Springs Library. Mayor Earl Hinson stated, “We would like to thank Senator Sessions for all he has done for Bullock County since he has been in office. He helped get funds to restore the Union Springs Library and The Red Door Theater. He has visited us yearly for 16 years.”

On Monday, April 23, 2012, seniors at Bullock County High School (BCHS) had the opportunity to attend a workshop entitled “Smart Money.” The presenter was Ms. Evelyn J. Dickerson, Branch Operations Manager at Regions Bank in Montgomery, AL. Ms. Dickerson is a graduate of BCHS, and she wanted to ensure that the seniors understood how to manage and balance their checking and savings accounts, how to secure their accounts, how to prevent identity theft, and how to make sound financial decisions.

Actor/ Playwright/Chautauqua Scholar Paxton J. Williams, MSc, MPP, is a graduate of Dr. George Washington Carver’s alma mater, Iowa State University. After being inspired by an honors seminar on Dr. Carver, Paxton began the research that led to him portraying Dr. Carter. Paxton was in Union Springs on Friday, April 20, 2BC Humane Society celebrates

25 Years Ago- 1997

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Adams of Gilbertown, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tanya Melissa Adams, to Jerry Bragg Lawrence, Jr. of Union Springs, son of Mr. Jerry Lawrence and the late Mrs. Elaine Lawrence of Union Springs. The marriage will take place on July 12, 1997, at 4:00 in the afternoon at Heritage Church of God in Gilbertown.

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Hamilton of Union Springs, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Elise Hamilton, to Phillip Levon Downing, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Blair of Eufaula, Alabama, and Mr. Johnny Downing of Troy, Alabama.

The three local banks, The American National Bank, The First National Bank, and Community Bank and Trust, are helping to finance the start-up expenses of the annual Chunnenuggee Fair to be held on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in downtown Union Springs. The Bullock County Historical Society greatly appreciates the generosity of our banks.

Janice Adams of Midway was seriously injured late Friday afternoon when her van was hit head-on by a utility trailer that apparently came loose from its pick-up. The accident happened on Hwy 82 East of the city, near the old Speedy Burger. Mrs. Adams was taken to Bullock County Hospital and then transferred to a Birmingham hospital Sunday. Her husband and son were also in the vehicle but were not seriously injured.

50 Years Ago- 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Archie C. Houston of Union Springs announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Betty, to Jeffery Gumbie Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Gumbie Jordan of Union Springs. The wedding will take place on July 1, at 4:00 p.m. at the Faith Independent Methodist Church.

Ft. Ord, California- Army Private Sylvester Pritchett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie L. Pritchett, 110 Seale St., Union Springs, Ala., is assigned to Ft. Ord, California, where he is training under the modern volunteer Army Field Experiment.

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Hubert D. Hickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Donald Hickman of Route 3, and husband of former Miss Yolanda F. Kendrick of 311 E. Conecuh Ave., all of Union Springs, Ala., has completed the Aviation Fire Control Technician School at Memphis. Aviation Fire Control Technicians maintain highly sophisticated aircraft weapons systems.

75 Years Ago- 1947

The Inverness High baseball team overpowered the Union Springs baseball team with the score of 13-10. The Tuskegee High baseball team defeated the Inverness team Tuesday, April 29, at Tuskegee, with the score of 10-2. At Shorter on May 2, the Inverness team will play against Shorter.

Mrs. James Finlayson was hostess to the Smuteye Home Demonstration Club Thursday, April 24. The meeting was called to order by the president, Mrs. Seab Pope. Several songs were sung. Mrs. J. C. Trussell gave the devotion. The roll was called by the secretary, Mrs. James Finlayson. Six members were present.

The mystery woman–tall, dark, slender. . . a bit “Russian” looking, with large, frightened eyes, and a fearful, fanatic manner, is Betty Harden, in the play, “Tiger House,” presented by the Senior Class at the Union Springs High School on Friday, May 2.

100 Years Ago- 1922

Fishing is one sport that is dearly loved by Union Springs folks. Evidence of this is at hand all the time. Several of the fishing lovers have just leased the Walker Pond, situated about three miles from town on the Peachburg Road. The property will be posted against all trespassing, and the pond, already teeming with fish, will be restocked with a select variety of trout. There will be sport for those interested in the lease.

A dairy expert, Mr. H. S. Mobley, is now in Alabama to visit at least ten counties to teach the people how to market sour cream. Union Springs has solved that problem. She markets it by making it into fine butter at her creamery and then shipping the quantity that cannot be consumed here to other points and getting paid prices for it.

Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Floyd, Jr., passed through Union Springs on Friday last, enroute to Montgomery. Mrs. Floyd is remembered here as Miss Bessie Frazer. Mr. Floyd is now president of the Clayton Banking Co., succeeding the late O. B. Pruett. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd are frequent and welcome visitors to Union Springs.

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