10 Years Ago - 2010
Mrs. Ramona Cox is South Highlands Middle School’s newest teacher of the week where she teaches 7th grade Life Science.
Alabama Farmers cooperative and Bonnie Plants were two of 20 new inductees into the Alabama 4-H Wall Fame recognized Dec. 7 at the Alabama 4-H and Youth Development Center in Columbiana.
25 Years Ago - 1995
Grand Marshall for the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas Parade Saturday was Mrs. George Andres. Mrs. Andrews is the wife of the late Cong. George Andrews. She also served in the U. S. House of Representatives after her husband death.
The Town of Midway is having a Christmas home decoration contest. Prizes will be given away to the first, second, third, fourth and fifth place winners.
Don and Dot Priori of Bullock County Insurance are giving some bite lites’ to their 2000 customers. Each customer is being given a turkey for Christmas.
50 Years Ago - 1970
Miss Joyce Rodgers, 17, was named Beauty Queen at Dixie Academy, Louisville, last Saturday night. She is a junior and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben O. Rodgers of Perote.
Friends of Mr. J. W. Dykes and Randy Dykes are glad to see them home again after an illness in Bullock County Hospital and Jackson Hospital.
75 Years Ago - 1945
Mr. Warren Sells has received an honorable discharge from the U. S. Marine Corps, and is at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. D. Sells.
With the opening of the new dry cleaning plant on Friday, to be known as “Wood Cleaners,” another enterprise is added to the city’s list of new enterprises which is steadily growing, and is evidence of local progress. Mr. C. F. Wood is the owner of the business, located next to the Commercial Hotel, and with his new and modern equipment intends to give his customers only work of the highest quality. The building has been completely renovated and presents a nice appearance throughout.
100 Years Ago - 1920
It used to be that a person could hunt within his own voting precinct even on the lands of other people, without a hunting license, providing he held written permission from the landowners to hunt on their lands. This is changed. Any person who hunts or traps on lands other than he owns or rents must be in possession of a license permitting him so to do. These licenses are good for one year expiring on Sept. 30. County license $1.00, State $3.00, non-resident $15.00, trapper’s $10.00, good for anywhere in the state.
From a weather standpoint Thanksgiving day was ideal, and judging from the puffed-up appearance of many men seen on the streets in the afternoon there must have been something approaching the ideal in the preparation of Thanksgiving dinners in the many homes.
Some repairs were made last week about the paving at the entrance to the Baptist Church.