A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
The work of our law enforcement authorities is extremely varied.
1891 -April 22, John Dean, the famous Winston County counterfeiter, has been arrested by Deputy Marshal John Lanier and lodged in the jail at Huntsville to await the action of the grand jury of the next term of court. Nine counterfeit dollars and plaster molds were captured.
1916 -April 23, Sheriff Rollo and Deputy Harris have been on the trail of a man who had beat his board and livery bill in Cullman for the last three months. W. C. Rainey, the man who was arrested on a charge of false pretenses, journeyed to Vinemont to board the northbound train number two for Athens, going through Hartselle, and was there waiting for the train when Deputy Harris took him into custody.
1948 -April 24, Noah Webster will resign soon as a city policeman. He will instead be employed by the Wolverine company in Decatur at a higher salary than Hartselle pays its law enforcers.
1942 -April 25, "Sierra Sue" with Gene Autry is now showing at the Strand. He is definitely the Hartselle kids' favorite pursuer of the bad guys.
1909 -April 26, A special grand jury was sworn in today by Judge D. W. Speake. Judge Speake's charge to the grand jury was a strong one and touched on all violations of Alabama criminal laws. He charged the grand jury especially on the alleged violations of the prohibition laws in Morgan County, saying that it was time such violations cease if they do exist.
1926 -April 27, Attorney General Harwell G. Davis has started an investigation into the use of "malt extracts," the advertisement and sale of which has begun in Alabama. These malt products are being used principally as a subterfuge to evade the prohibition law in the manufacture of home brew.
1922 -April 28, Authorities are seeking the identity of persons who fired a bullet through the windshield of an automobile driven on the Bee Line Highway by Charles B. Calloway several days ago. Mr. Calloway did not hear the shot, but the bullet struck the windshield, tearing a big hole.

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

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Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

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Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

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Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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