A look back
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
The appearance of new businesses and the exodus of older ones is particularly common at this time in the new year.
1886 -January 22, There have been many business changes in Hartsell since January 1. Some have moved, some have quit business. Matters are very quiet in business circles now, which are very dull.
2001 -January 22, Mayor Clif Knight has proposed raising the city's property tax by ten mills. Proceeds would be used in part to induce more taxpaying and job-producing businesses to locate here. Additional revenue would permit constructing sewer and water lines to the interstate and make property there even more attractive commercially.
1951 -January 23, After successfully operating his Hollywood Drive-in Restaurant for more than five years, Edward Summers has now taken a position with the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal.
1958 -January 24, Since most of the Hartselle stores are closing on Wednesday afternoons, Police Chief Curtis Chaney says motorists will have a holiday from parking meters.
1910 -January 25, W. E. Russell, one of the best known citizens of this county and a prominent druggest of Somerville, died at his home there a few days ago.
1918 -January 26, S. M. Stephenson bought a new Ledbetter planter in Hartselle today from S. E. Stewart's business.
1945-January 27, William Boyd is starring as Hopalong Cassidy in "Texas Masquerade" which is now featured at the Strand Theatre. Also the kids will see the first chapter of the new serial, "The Batman." This is a great place for the children to be while their parents shop Hartselle's busy and well-stocked stores.
1950-January 27, Floyd F. Anderson has succeeded Guy D. Roberts as president of the Hartselle Chamber of Commerce.
1913-January 28, C. A. Leeman is now manager of the Tennessee Valley Bank at Falkville.
1955-January 28, Moses and Brown have bought out the old Corsbie hardware business.