10 Years Ago- 2013

ACE Tech is preparing to use a portion of the old Welsh Plant and will soon be hiring welders.

The Bullock County Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin accepting appointments to make applications on January 22, 2013, for Project SHARE, the energy assistance program for low-income elderly or disabled individuals.

A Montgomery man has pleaded guilty to a 2011 bank robbery at the Community Bank and Trust branch on Chantilly in Montgomery. This bank is a branch of the Union Springs Community Bank and Trust.

Miss Akea Huffman, Bullock County’s Distinguished Young Woman of 2013, will leave Friday, January 11, 2013, for a week’s stay in Montgomery to prepare for the State Distinguished Young Women finals.

25 Years Ago- 1998

Charlie Trussell announced today that he will seek the office of District I Commissioner. Trussell said he will qualify as a Democrat as soon as the Bullock County Democratic Party begins qualifying candidates.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cleveland Trussell, III of Union Springs, announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Martha Trussell, to Thomas Edward Yeager, III of Atlanta, Georgia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edward Yeagar, Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama. A June 20, 1998, wedding was planned at First Baptist Church in Union Springs.

50 Years Ago- 1973

Bryan’s Department Store announced today that they are going out of business. At 9:31 Friday morning, everything in the department store will go on sale; it was announced today.

The Bullock County Associational Baptist Women’s Quarterly meeting was held on January 18, 1973, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Dr. H. O. Hester, Director of Missions to Special Groups Department, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited.

Miss Linda Slaton left on December 27 via jet to Rome, Italy, where she will remain for five weeks studying Renaissance Art History. She is the daughter of Mrs. W. H. Garner Jr. and the late Charles M. Slaton.

The marriage of Miss Kathryn Ann Sellers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sellers, Jr., of Dallas, Texas, and Mr. William Morrow Burney, III, of Tyler, Texas, was solemnized on January 6, 1973. The beautiful candlelight ceremony was performed in The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 7:00 p.m.

75 Years Ago- 1948

Friends of Miss Sarah Pitts, who has been the efficient and accommodating office manager for the Foster-Bell Telephone Co. for 23 years, are glad to know that she has purchased the interest of Mrs. Hugh Foster in this business and will continue as manager of the company’s affairs.

The marriage of Miss Jodie Belle Beverly to Mr. Herman Watson was quietly solemnized at the Methodist Parsonage in Eufaula, Ala., on Dec. 30, with Rev. Brown officiating in the presence of a few close friends and relatives.

The firm of Thompson and Bundrick is dissolved by mutual consent, Glennard Bundrick retiring. The style of the new firm will be Alex Thompson assuming all the liabilities of the old firm and being authorized to collect all accounts due to the old firm. — Glennard Bundrick and Alex Thompson

The Union Springs Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Springs High School Building. Those having business with the Board are invited to meet with the members promptly at 7:30.

100 Years Ago- 1923

Bullock has long been rated as one of the leading pecan counties in Alabama, all of which reminds us that Mr. F. L. Pickett, the pecan king of this part of the state, has made a small shipment recently aggregating 3911 pounds worth about $2000. Pecans are worth about a thousand dollars a ton– the good ones. The small seedlings of the lowest grade are worth $400 a ton.

That the holiday Season in Bullock County was free from disorder, fires and fatalities is a matter of congratulation.

Mr. A. H. Feagin, who has been employed as a resident engineer on the state aid road near Shorter, has been appointed to a similar position and will return to Bullock to take up construction here.

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