10 Years Ago- 2012

The State of Alabama Career Center located in Eufaula will begin serving the Union Springs area on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Staff persons from the Career Center will be located at the Union Springs Public Library on Prairie Street from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

The Bullock County High School Drumline will attend the Drumline Battle on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Barbour County High School.

The Bullock County Marching Hornets will be marching in the Mobile, AL Mardi Gras parades Monday, February 20, and February 21, 2012. The Historical Fact: Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in America. It began in 1703, 15 years before New Orleans was founded in 1718.

Bullock County is the third (highest to lowest) in unemployment rankings in the State of Alabama, at 15.5%. Last month the rate was 16.5%, and the rate one year ago was 16.6%.

25 Years Ago- 1997

Seven employees of the Union Springs Street Dept. met with the city council Monday to ask why they have not received salary increases. Salary increases for the city employees have been on the council’s agenda for several recent meetings, but Mayor Dean could not get a motion passed to grant the raises.

Mary A. Jackson and Superintendent Charles A. Miles receive a fifteen thousand dollar ($15,000) check from Alabama Power Company, presented by Mr. Vincent Andry, local manager. Each school system in Alabama may receive a grant if they raise the matching funds. Bullock County (PIE) raised $7,500 with the help of many resources.

James Ronnie and Amy (Sears) Cantey announce the birth of a baby boy born December 2, 1996, at Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. He weighed 9lbs 2 ozs. and was 20 ½ inches long. He has been named James Felix Tanner Cantey.

Robert D. Austin has accepted a position as a professor in the Masters of Business Administration program at Harvard University, Boston, MA. He assumed the position on January 2, 1997.

50 Years Ago-1972

Mrs. George Andrews said today that if the people of our beloved district wish her to do so, she would consider it a great honor, both to me and my late husband, to complete the term to which they elected George.

Sheriff H. O. (Red) Williams said last Tuesday that starting next week, his department would use radar equipment on the highways leading in and out of Bullock County in an effort to reduce the numbers of accidents that have suddenly increased in the county.

Miss Debra Sue Freed and Stephen Michael Lee were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. on January 8 in the Church of the Holy Family in Columbus, Ga., with Rev. John O’Brien officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Tew announced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Analyn, to James Odom, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Odom, Sr.

75 Years Ago- 1945

Montgomery, AL. January 6–The decision to draft deferred farm workers into the armed forces will have little effect in Alabama; it was disclosed today because most of them have already been called for induction.

Captain George T. Murrah, Chief of the Veteran’s Personnel Division of the State Selective Service Headquarters, Montgomery, will be in Union Springs on Friday, January 12, to assist in the organization of a County Veterans Service Committee for Bullock County. The purpose of the committee is to plan for the welfare of returning veterans.

Mr. J. T. Ogletree, County Chairman of the Infantile Paralysis Drive, says he believes that the good people of Bullock County will make a generous response to the call this year, and he hopes the offering will be around a thousand.

Supt. R. J Lawrence and Supt. C. E. McNair attended the conference on Family Life and Human Relationships, at the Troy State Teachers College, in Troy, yesterday. Dr. Mabel Grier Leser, a member of the faculty of Rutgers University, a well-known authority on the subject, was the principal speaker.

100 Years Ago- 1922

It is with genuine regret that the Herald publishes the announcement that Mr. Hugh Foster has resigned his position as Cashier of The First National Bank of this city and has accepted the Vice-Presidency of The Exchange National Bank of Montgomery.

Farmers Hats Off to the man who bore the brunt of the burdens, of readjustment– the man who worked while others talked–the man who was one of the first to get his house in order– the man who, therefore, will be among the first to feel the coming return of prosperity. Hats off to the farmer. We believe in him. The First National Bank union Springs, ALA.

Tanlac is a splendid tonic and system purifier, now selling at the rate of almost Ten Million bottles a year. The City Drug Store, Inc.

On Monday night last, the residence of Mrs. Wynton M. Blount was robbed of jewelry valued at about $1400.00. The missing jewels consist of two diamond rings, Tiffany setting, one of which had platinum mounting; 1 diamond bar pin, 1 Sigma Nu Fraternity pin, 2 wristwatches, Elgin make, 2 pistols, and a small amount of cash.

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