A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Morgan County is much more of a two-party county today than it used to be, as evidenced by the district attorney changing from a Democrat to a Republican.
1886-May 6, The politics of Morgan County are in a fearful condition, and the late developments here open up the way for a Republican to be elected probate judge.
1904 -May 7, Representative William Richardson, member of Congress from this district, is back from Washington filled with hopes of Democratic victory in the approaching national election. Judge Richardson said: "No Democrat could have been in Washington ten days before the close of Congress and not felt the inspiring influences that give Democrats the strongest hopes for national success." (The Republican President was re-elected.)
1943 -May 8, Bush and Bobby Gilchrist of near Hartselle spent the weekend with their aunt, Mrs. J. P. Dunaway and family. (Robert [Bob] Gilchrist later had a distinguished political career as a Democrat and switched to the Republican party before his untimely death.)
1922 -May 9, Hartselle's John Sparkman will serve as president of the student government association at the University of Alabama in the fall. (John Sparkman was later a U.S. Congressman and Senator and the Democratic nominee for Vice-President of the United States in 1952.)
1908 -May 10, The Republican executive committee of Lawrence county has nominated John F. Howell for superintendent of education. Mr. Howell has important Morgan County connections.
1933 -May 11, Appointment of Democratic State Senator Marvin Kelley of Hartselle as an attorney in the Department of Agriculture has been announced by Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace. Mr. Kelley, who will assume his new duties next week, will be connected with the administration of the Farm Relief Act.
1968-May 11, Albert Brewer, Decatur Democrat, is now governor as a result of the passing of Alabama's beloved Governor Lurleen Wallace.
1910 -May 12, S. E. Stewart is the newly elected Morgan County Democratic executive committee member for beat 10 (Hartselle).

Falkville

125th Hartselle Camp Meeting draws crowd 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Salute: Hartselle High alumnus graduates from Naval Academy 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Goodbye to a good boy: Beloved family pet, Ace, battles cancer  

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical 

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Hartselle adds two police officers 

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Hartselle bomb threat deemed hoax

Editor's picks

At 90, Carl Winton keeps on trucking

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Hartselle man with rare genetic condition headed to Grand Ole Opry

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Morgan delegation discusses recent legislative session 

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

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Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

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Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

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Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

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New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

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Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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