10 Years Ago - 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Kopee of Baton Rouge, Louisiana announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth to Albert Johnson Arrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy A. Arrington of Union Springs.
Billy and Peggy Renfroe celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 31, 1961 - 2011. Their two wonderful children are Greg and Dana.
Stephanie Forrer, bride-elect of Jeff Hoskins, was honored with a Miscellaneous Shower on Sunday afternoon in the beautiful country home of Debbie Moore in Fitzpatrick. The other hostesses of this shower were Patsy Gholston, Ann Moon, Deborah Moon, Dora Moore, Mary Seymour, and Bebe Wilkerson, all of Fitzpatrick.
25 Years Ago - 1996
Chubby Ward announced that he has purchased the local Big Bear Supermarket from Shell Hinson. The Big Bear located in Hinson Village on MLK Blvd. in Union Springs and has served Bullock County for many years. Big Bear employees are Mary Ann Thomas, Jackie Foster, Tawana Ward, Chubby Ward, Mattie Rodgers, Charles Jones, Antwain Harris, William Atkins, Joe Atkins, Millard Peebles, and Barney Capps.
Ms. Mattie Coston is announcing her candidacy for Place 1 on the Bullock County Board of education.
The February 1996 meeting of the Green Thumb Garden Club met at the Union Springs Country Club with Jane Williamson as hostess. President Darlene Hixon called the meeting to order with 18 members present. After the business meeting, Sandra Smith introduced Charlotte Cope who gave a most interesting and informative program on decorative swags.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Mr. John Seymour of Dixie Service Center announced the following winners in the March Fishing Contest: Bruce Johnson of 710 Pittman Drive won the largest bass division with a six and three-quarter pounder. Donald McGrady of 807 Pittman Drive won the crappie prize with one weighing exactly one pound. Dennis Watson took first prize in the bream division with one weighing 16 ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Parham of Athens, Ga. spent the Easter holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Parham and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Jinks, Jr.
Announcement: Mrs. Phyllis Youngblood is now back at Sims’ Beauty Salon.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Barbaree announce the birth of a son born April 2, 1971, at St. Margaret’s Hospital. He has been named Hubert Franklin Barbaree, II.
75 Years Ago - 1946
City authorities are pleading with parents to assist them in preventing property damage from slingshots and air rifles, in the hands of small boys. A number of bulbs in the street lights have recently been shot out, and due to strikes, it is almost impossible to obtain sufficient replacements to keep these lights burning. A number of window panes in the rear of the Union Springs High School were recently broken and someone entered the building through a window and ransacked several of the rooms. A great deal of juvenile delinquency which has increased so rapidly in our country the past few years is caused by the fact that parents do not keep up with their children, and in many instances do not know or care what they are up to.
Miss Jane Paulk came home from Alabama College, in Montevallo, to spend the Spring holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Paulk, in Sardis.
For best results in washing sand from fresh spinach, try using warm water rather than cold.
Mary Enola Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins Evans, celebrated her third birthday anniversary on Tuesday afternoon. Twenty little children were guests. After a number of games, they were invited into the dining room where cream and cake were served, and the birthday cake, with three candles, was cut.
100 Years Ago - 1921
The hog sale was held Tuesday, when 150 head of hogs were offered, which were bought in by Barbaree Brothers. The gross amount paid was $1,660.00, a basis of 7.25 cents for tops.
The Tuesday auction club had the delightful pleasure of being entertained at the home of Mrs. Quennelle Crook, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Crook is loved for her sweetness of manner, and her parties are always enjoyed. Mrs. Crook was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Flora Belle Harris.
The ladies of the Presbyterian church extend their thanks to everyone who helped in any way toward the entertainment of the delegates who attended the Women’s Presbyterian Auxilliary of the East Alabama Presbyterian which was in session here last week.