10 Years Ago - 2011
Mrs. Lyra Richardson celebrated her 90th birthday last Tuesday at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.
The Old Pine Grove District Center hosted the ninety-third Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Mayor John McGowan welcomed everyone and turned the meeting over to Rev. Henry Fowler.
Ms. Anne Maxwell was a most gracious hostess for the Chunnenuggee Garden Club’s Christmas luncheon.
25 Years Ago - 1996
Headlines from 1995: Will newly elected officials take office Tuesday, Jan. 17?; Man killed when vehicle overturns; Sesquicentennial ends with sealing of time box Jan 13; OB at hospital ends next Tuesday; Hospital audit underway; Gov. James appoints Hall to post; Old Conecuh Square Shopping Center could be completed as early as mid-July; Bird dog statue approved for downtown intersection; Dog statue-where and why?; Without new roof Welsh may leave; Contracts signed with physicians, Many additional services offered; Package store license request fails to get city council approval; City to seek drainage grant; Councilmen skip meeting; Raid results in four arrests; Council puts city business at standstill, mayor gives proof accusations are ‘lies’; Welsh Co. wants ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer; Chunnenuggee Fair to be held Saturday; Tri-Med re-opens, Open house May 18; For Jamie Williams one door closed, another opens; BCHS names top graduates; Undercover sting nabs 18; Local industry gets bomb threat; Jury awards $15 million; Package store applicants ask for reconsideration; Murder suspect native of city; Court ends Friday; Allums found guilty; Hospital addresses ‘rumors’; Dog statue finds home; Bomb threat received at Wayne Poultry; Boy’s drown in ‘waterfall’; Councilman asks for explanation at Amoco; Court orders mobile home taken; Speeders, beware, recent legislation increases fines; Jerry Cope reports summer hot and dry; Chamber to hold ‘Cityfest’; Garbage fee increases; Wreck fatal to businessman; Piggly Wiggly opening Monday; Moonshine whiskey hospitalizes three; Opal uproots county; Robbers strike at Elm’s Grocery; Hospital: Well on the road to recovery; Three charged in missing church benches; Leo Houston murdereed Monday in Georgia motel; Livingston’s Food Mart robbed; Robbers strike again, two robberies solved; Fire departments receive $250,000 CDBD grant funds; Mrs. George Andrews serves as a Grand Marshall at Christmas Parade; Local hospital leased to Community Care of America; City seeking site for temporary quarters; Two escape county jail.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Tony Gibson and the group which sponsored the biggest deer hunt ever held in Bullock County on Dec.19 said that it was a success, both financially and from the sportsmen’s point of view. The hunt was put on to raise funds for Bullock Memorial School, and Mr. Gibson said that $1,000 was turned over to the private school.
Letter to the Editor: Dear Mr. Garner: Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you on the full page New Year’s Greeting you published in your last issue of the Herald. I am pasting these Resolutions on my door so that I will see them when I come to work every morning in order that I may use them as a guide during the coming year. With Best Wishes, I am Sincerely yours, Lynn W. Jinks, Jr.
Drew and Al Barnett of Auburn University spent their Christmas vacation at home with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Hill Barnett.
75 Years Ago - 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Paulk motored up to Montevallo this morning to accompany Miss Jane Paulk, a student here, who was returning for the second semester.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Bristow, Pvt. James W. Bristow, and Marie and Mr. Leonard Parrish motored to Columbus, Monday, where Mr. Parrish caught a bus to Rome, Ga., Pvt. Bristow left Tuesday for Dahlonega, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Varner were cordial hosts at their home Wednesday evening when they entertained with a dinner party. Beautiful Christmas decorations were used throughout the rooms. The guest list included Miss Alla Maye Springer, Mr. Donald Parker, Miss Sue Capps, Mr. Jack Springer, Miss Harriet Norman, Mr. Hugh Johnson Caldwell, Jr.
100 Years Ago - 1921
Last year the Herald made note of the large shipments of pecans going from this county to different markets, and most of them came from the farm of Mr. F. L. Pickett at Shopton. Mr. Pickett was in the city last week, and we secured from him the information that he has shipped this season 12,000 lbs. of pecans, at an average price of 50 cents a pound. Nuts bear prolifically every other year, and 1920 was the off-year for them, and Mr. Pickett says his present crop was about 2,000 pounds short. Mr. G. A. Thompkins, of Fitzpatrick, is another large pecan grower, and he has already sold nearly $2,000 worth and has more on hand. Some of his sold as high as 75 cents a pound.
The Twentieth Century Club will meet with Mrs. C. D. Norman this afternoon.