10 Years Ago - 2010

Police Chief Jake Wheeler recently pinned lieutenant bars on Mittie Murray. Murray has been with the Union Springs Police Department since 1994, except for a brief time when she worked as an officer in Montgomery. The Union Spins City Council recently promoted Murray to the rank of Lieutenant.

Bullock County Engineer Jason DeShazo traveled to Montgomery earlier this week to participate in an educational seminar as part of the Association of County Commissioners of Alabama.

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Adams of Midway, Alabama announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Mae Adams, to Tucker Richardson Littrell.

25 Years Ago - 1995

L. Cooper Rutland, Jr. has recently joined the law firm of Rutland & Braswell. Cooper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Rutland, Sr., a partner in the law firm. Attorney Cooper Rutland graduated from Bullock Memorial School in Union Springs. He received his college degree from Auburn University and his law degree from Jones Law School in Montgomery. He and his wife, Alison Dillard Rutland, of Opp, Alabama, are residing in Mathews, Alabama.

A Bullock County jury has awarded three plaintiffs a total of $15 million dollars in punitive damages against an insurance company. This is believed to be the largest ever judgment awarded in Bullock County.

50 Years Ago - 1970

Waldon R. (Pete) Cole said today that he definitely was going to run for sheriff in Bullock County as an independent in the November General Election.

Miss Lee Rainer, bride-elect of Lucian Clifford Evans, whose marriage will take place on June 12 in the First Presbyterian Church, was complemented Saturday afternoon with a bridal tea and gift shower. Hostesses for this occasion were Mrs. Glenn Paulk, Mrs. Jamie Cody, and Mrs. W. H. Turner.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayden Faulk, Jr. announce the marriage of their daughter, Jane, to James Robert Padget, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Padgett. The marriage was performed on May 28 by the uncle of the groom, Rev. Murray Seay of Dadeville, Alabama.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds attended graduation at Auburn University Tuesday where their daughter, Nina, was a member of the graduating class.

Miss Brenda Finlayson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Finlayson, has been awarded a George C. Wallace Leadership Scholarship for the 1970-714 academic year at Troy State University.

75 Years Ago - 1945

Misses Sara Nell Houston and Ann Bristow returned Saturday from Camp Grandview where they spent an enjoyable week.

Mrs. Livingston Paulk and Mrs. W. H. Turner were hostesses to the Mabel Feagin Club Friday afternoon, June 9.

The Sardis Sunbeam Band held its June meeting Saturday, June 10 at the J. W. Currington pond.

Mrs. Charlie Williams was hostess to the Saturday Afternoon Club this week in her hospitable home in Thompson. Many beautiful flowers were tastefully arranged for the occasion. Mrs. E. A. Cochran, Mrs. I. F. Blue, and Mrs. David Roberts were guests in addition to the members, and Mrs. W. T. Cochran was winner of high score. A refreshment course was served.

100 Years Ago - 1920

The interest and the attendance at the revival is growing. Evangelist Reese is striking fire. His style is unusual, and, at first, a little trying to some, but as he warms up, and loosens the forces he holds so well in reserve, he shows himself a man of great power. He has the soul on an Evangelist, an uncompromising faith in the Word of God, and splendid patience in waiting for the results of his work. Scores of people, who, at the beginning, were apprehensive as to the future of the meeting, are now manifesting confidence and joy.

Messrs. J. Frank Breedlove and W. Ben Driggers, of Beat 7 were arrested Saturday for violating of the prohibition law. A Ford car belonging to one of these parties was found near the curb of J. M. Ellis Son’s Co.’s store, Saturday afternoon about two o’clock by Sheriff W. P Pickett and Deputy F. G. Pope. Both men gave a bond of $500 each for their appearance at the next term of the County Court. The car was forfeited to the State.

Mr. J. T. Waters, of Post Oak, was in town Saturday.

Mr. J. S. Finlayson, of Perote, was in Union Springs Saturday.

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