A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
The New Year sometimes brings important governmental changes. Most of the time, however, things stay pretty much the same.
1955 --Jan. 6, Hartselle will continue to have the mayor-council form of government in the New Year. Voters will remember that a little over a month ago they rejected a transition to a city commission by a wide margin. The referendum was widely interpreted as an effort (highly unsuccessful) to remove Mayor John Burleson.
1955 --Jan. 7, Former Alabama Governor Frank Dixon says he is strongly opposed to Governor-elect James E. Folsom's plans to propose a new state constitution.
1908--Jan. 8, Hartselle merchants have settled down to the New Year's business and are anticipating a big spring trade--much to the delight of city leaders anticipating higher business license revenue.
1916 --Jan. 9, Lovic P. Troup is Morgan County's new probate judge. He succeeds W. E. Skeggs who served in this position for 20 years.
1916 --Jan. 9, Morgan County, being one of the more affluent counties, paid more to the Alabama treasury than it received from the state last year--approximately $70 thousand paid in and about $65 thousand received back.
1910 --Jan. 10, Morgan County school students have better schools to attend than they did last year. Great improvements have taken place especially in the rural schools during the past 12 months.
1927 --Jan. 11, Motorists locally and around the state are now having to pay two cents more for each gallon of gas they add to their auto tanks. This makes the price of a gallon of gas frequently more than a quarter a gallon.
1908 --Jan. 12, The mandamus asked for by Mr. Woodward and others to compel Morgan County Probate Judge William E. Skeggs to issue saloon licenses in the Decaturs has been denied by Circuit Judge D. W. Speake. This means that this will be a very dry year (legally) in Morgan County.

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Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

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Cheers to 50 years  

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

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Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

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Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

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PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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