10 Years Ago - 2011
It has been a long road for Jimmy and Ginger Montgomery but the future now seems much brighter. Jimmy and Ginger returned home after spending several weeks in the hospital in Birmingham for Jimmy’s heart transplant.
Wayne Farms LLC’s Union Springs facility recently celebrated a milestone in safety and production by operating six million man-hours without a lost-time accident.
25 Years Ago - 1996
Those making the dean’s list at Auburn University at Montgomery were Randall C. Dunn, Elizabeth R. Mason, and Thaddeus J. Smith, all from Union Springs.
Movie Gallery is pre-selling Pocahontas for 417.95.
Pioneer Electronics announced today the appointment of Curtiss Singleton to the position of Director of Sales and Operations - Educational Division for the SouthEast Region.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Mrs. Sam Forrer was named Teacher of the Month for January at Macon Academy.
Messrs. Warren Gholston, J. P. Tompkins and Julius Tompkins made a business trip to Waycross, Ga. last Saturday.
Madre Cunningham, of Sullins College, Bristol, Virginia, and a group of friends spent the weekend of Feb. 5 in Washington D. C. They visited points of interest and were shown through the U. S. Capitol by the 9th District Rep. Bill Wampler of Virginia.
75 Years Ago - 1946
Dozier Shaw, Jr. and Ashland Shaw have received their honorable discharge from the army after being in the service for over three years.
Mrs. J. G. Main announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Sue Blue Capps, of Perote, to Jack Griffin Springer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Tillman Springer, of Union Springs, the wedding to take place April seventh.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Norton received a cablegram Tuesday from their son, 1-Sgt. C. H. Norton. Jr., stating that he was sailing from La Havre, France, that day, en route home, on the U. S. liner “General Square.” Jack has been for the past two years and four months with the U. S. forces in the European theatre of operations.
100 Years Ago - 1921
Dothan reports that for the first time in years eggs are selling there at 15 cents a dozen. Last Saturday some reported in Union Springs at 20 cents. Think of such a drop as has come in eggs! At one time last year they were selling at 75 cents.
The Working Band of the Baptist Church entertained at a rook party at the home of Mrs. C. L. Gholston on Wednesday afternoon. Her home was never more attractive than on this occasion. The hall was decorated in narcissus the living room in red roses and red carnations and the dining room was effective with an abundance of yellow flowers. Rook was played at eight tables, after which tempting sandwiches and coffee were served.
The Junior Missionary Society of the Methodist Church will have an Easter Egg Hunt on the Play Ground, the Saturday before Easter.
Mr. Glenn Strickland has been spending a few days with his parents in the city. He is now headquartered in Atlanta, being connected with the Western Union Telegraph Company.
Under and by virtue of the power vested in me as City Marshal of the City of Union Springs, Ala., under section 115 of City Code, I will on Tuesday, March 1, 1921, proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the court house door in the City of Union Springs, Ala., the following described animal found running at larger in violation of section 117 of the City Code: One light red colored Duroe Sow Hog, weighing about 225 pounds, heavy with pigs. No marks. P. W. Carlisle, City Marshal