10 Years Ago- 2012
Eric Mason of Midway cut his hand Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and was on the way to the ER at the Bullock County Hospital when his Nissan Maxima caught fire. He was able to pull in behind the Doctor’s Building to park and then rushed to the ER. The car was burned badly under the hood. The cause of the fire is not known. The Union Springs Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze after getting the call at 6:51 p.m.
One man has been arrested in the bus shop burglary, and a second person is being sought. Authorities in Phenix City arrested Xavian Jerome Jernigan and are holding him in the Russell County Jail until local authorities may obtain arrest warrants for him.
Jimmy Hitchcock, Auburn University’s first All-American athlete, is among the Bullock Countians who will be honored during the 7th annual Y. C. Nance Bullock County Achievers Awards Banquet on Sept. 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at South Highlands Middle School.
During the 120-hour Fourth of July holiday safety period, which ran Wednesday, July 4, to Sunday, July 8, Alabama State troopers investigated 386 traffic crashes, resulting in 161 injuries and nine deaths.
25 Years Ago- 1997
On May 24, 1997, Union Springs Country Club Ladies Golf Association held its Ninth Annual Two Woman Scramble Golf Tournament. It was the largest tournament that they have had. They had 48 ladies, 42 coming as far away as Prattville, Wetumpka, and Montgomery.
Bobbie Jean Todd Banks and Christopher John Banks, both of Union Springs, Alabama, announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Bobbie Ann Banks, to Jeffery Smith Harris. A July 5, 1997, ceremony is planned for 4:00 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church in the Thompson Community of Union Springs, Alabama. Pastor James E. Psalmonds of New Friendship Baptist Church will be officiating the ceremony.
Two Hurtsboro residents traveled to Washington, D.C., where they heard President Bill Clinton apologize to the survivors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which ended 65 years of government silence on the unwarranted experiment. Mrs. Dora Banks, who will be 90 years old on July 11, made the trip to the White House accompanied by Mrs. Lucille W. Smith, who serves as her Home Health Care Aid.
Foster parents are unknown American heroes. Their generosity gives them and others immeasurable personal rewards. They make all lives better by pointing children in successful directions. Call the Department of Human Resources (738-2740) to learn how to help children who need kindness and safekeeping in a family.
50 Years Ago- 1972
The G. A. Lott Family had a narrow escape last Monday morning when a car went out of control and crashed into their mobile home. The Lotts operate a grocery store in Inverness, and they live in the mobile home next to their store. Larry Bickley, whose care struck the trailer, said he thought a tire blew out. Mr. Lott, who was sleeping at the time, was thrown from his bed and suffered a cut above his eye. Another family member on the other end of the trailer was thrown off of the couch where he was sleeping as well.
Mrs. Ruth Carney Dees and Thomas Brown Paulk, Jr. were married Friday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Union Springs. Rev. Karl Campbell of Pensacola, Fl., and Rev. Walter E. Edwins, church pastor, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Guests were members of the family and close friends.
I wish to announce that I am a candidate for Place No. 2, City Council, subject to the City Election, Tuesday, August 8. Your vote will be greatly appreciated, and remember: Singleton has a single purpose, A Better City for All Our People. Thank you. Chester Singleton (pd. Pol. Adv. By Chester Singleton, City.)
75 Years Ago- 1947
The Union Springs Cubs, 8 to 13-year-olds, won and lost from the Tuskegee Jr. Leaguers last week, losing to Tuskegee Monday night 14 to 1 and winning here Thursday by a score of 12 to 7. We hope to have other games for the Cubs soon.
An ex G. I. who has not finished high school could well take advantage of the G. I. Bill of Rights, Public Law 346, and finish high school or progress as far as he is able and get paid for it. He would go to Continuation School six hours daily; would progress as rapidly as he is able; would be in school with nothing but veterans; and would draw sixty-five or ninety dollars per month, depending on whether or not he has dependents.
Miss Betty Harden, a bride-elect, was honored at a linen shower and tea given by Miss Martha Kite at the home of Mrs. E.P. Chancey on Friday afternoon. The color motif of green and white was developed with roses, daisies, and gladioli, combined with delicate greenery.
Anthony Pariella and Helen King present a new Broadway production starring Helen Claire, in “Portrait of Irish.” The play is at Sea Cliff, Long Island.
100 Years Ago- 1922
Dr. J. T. Dean returned from Tallassee on July 6th, where he was one of the three principal speakers before the Elmore County Medical Association. Dr. Dean reports an interesting session and that Elmore County boasts of a live, flourishing society. The subject of his address was “Infantile Paralysis,” one of the most discussed diseases of childhood and adolescence.
Mr. Clifford Banks of Midway, was an appreciated caller at the Herald office on Tuesday last. Our last visit with Mr. Banks was in 1914, at which time he piloted Hon. Reuben Kolb, Commissioner of Agriculture, State Examiner of Accounts W. F. Wilkinson, and the writer on a soil surveying trip through Barbour County. Mr. Banks now operates a garage at Midway.
Dr. G. T. Turnipseed, of Fitzpatrick, who graduated with the degree of D.V.M. at Auburn, in June, is filling the place of Dr. J. S. Cook, who is taking the first vacation since his residence in this city, seven years ago. Dr. Cook is spending his vacation in Lisman, Choctaw County, with his father, who is a breeder of purebred Holstein cattle and an extensive farmer.