On Thanksgiving Day, Chilly’s ICE Cool Band started their day at five in the morning with the crisp cool air on their faces as they prepared to start their long day to perform in the 99th Turkey Day Classic Parade in downtown Montgomery. The parade took the band down Bainbridge Street to Dexter Avenue, over to Lee Street, down Adams Avenue, up Hilliard Street, and they ended the parade on Monroe Street in front of our State’s Capital Building. The weather conditions were chilly but the band did an excellent job entertaining everyone who attended the parade.
The City of Union Springs Mayor Roderick Clark & City Council members Louis Murry, Belinda Thorpe, Eugene Faulk, and LaTesha Howard mourn the loss of Councilman Rev. Louis E. Pugh. Councilman Pugh transitioned on November 20, 2023. He touched many lives during his lifetime. Rev. Pugh served as the Associate Pastor of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He also worked at the Bullock County Courthouse as Senior Security. Councilman Pugh will be sincerely missed by all the city and county officials and employees.
Rest well Councilman Rev. Louis E. Pugh
By Felicia Farnsworth
By Darius Cates
On November 13, 2023 Virginia Jane Braswell was elected President of the Delta Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Troy University. Previously she served as the Chapter’s Vice President and Director of Administration. Virginia will begin her senior year spring semester in the Sorrell College of Business, working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance. She’s the daughter of Bradley and Liz Braswell and the granddaughter of Jane Braswell and the late John Braswell.
By Fasiri Ellison
Why I’m a sneakerhead:
There is a new movie out called “Air” based on Nike recruiting the G.O.A.T., (Michael Jordan) to be the face of its company. The then-largely unknown shoe company initially projected his shoe to generate $3 million in sales in four years. Today, Air Jordan generates $3 million every five hours. The Nike Air Jordan is the most popular shoe … ever.
By Margaret Buford Jones
During American Education Week, on Tuesday November 14, 2023, retirees paid a visit to Bullock County High School. The Retirees enjoyed meeting and talking with the principal, teachers, and students while observing them in action. This brought back many fond memories.
This was the first on campus visit in four years. The pandemic prevented such interactions. The visit ended with lunch from the school’s salad bar, compliments of Association President James Cooks.
Bullock County students Rose Ryan-Ulver and Laura Lee Putnam attended the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference Nov. 13-14 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana. Forty-five counties from all over Alabama were represented. The conference teaches students how to advocate for agriculture, identify their potential and step into leadership roles. The event is for ninth and tenth graders. Sponsors are Alabama Farmers Federation, Bullock County Farmers Federation, Alabama Ag Credit and Alabama Farm Credit.
Front row, left to right Bullock County Jail Deputies, Tracy Nickens, Kaneatcia Davis, Major Lisa Turpin, Carolyn Pruitt, Bullock County Courthouse Security Guards, David Swift, Curtis Pritchett. Second row, left to right, Chief Deputy Roderick Rover, Sheriff Raymond Rodgers, Deputy Melvin Grooms. Third row, left to right, Deputy Kervin Lewis, Deputy Linda Penn, Deputy Alexander Swanson. Not pictured Bullock County Jail Deputy Kedeem Morris. (Photo submitted by Barbara McLaurine)
By Felicia Farnsworth
Bullock County schools celebrated Thanksgiving with an early meal on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Each public school served a rendition of Thanksgiving favorites. The students ate turkey with brown gravy and dressing, turnip greens, mashed sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, baked apple slices, and cranberry sauce. Their meals were accompanied by their choice of milk or juice and for dessert a miniature pumpkin pie.