A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Jan. 27, 1955 – Dr. C. B. Lavender is very seriously ill at Hartselle Hospital. Dr. Lavender was a physician in Birmingham from 1923-1949. In the latter year he joined the practice of his son here.
Jan. 28, 1955 – Bobby Cain is currently developing a speech entitled, "The Constitution in Our Everyday World," which he will deliver as part of the American Legion oratorical contest.
Jan. 28, 1955 – Jack R. McClanahan has returned to his duty post in South Korea following a week's leave in Tokyo. McClanahan entered the military in November of 1953 and has been stationed in Korea since May. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold McClanahan.
Jan. 29, 1955 – MCHS senior Billy Evans and County Education Superintendent Lester Wooten boarded the northbound train for Washington today. Both will testify regarding school needs before the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Young Evans will address the subject from a student's perspective-"Where I Go to School."
Jan. 30, 1955 – L. T. Wagnon, Morgan County agent based in Hartselle, is having frequent invitations to speak in surrounding rural communities about ways to improve farm life.
Jan. 30, 1955 – Fred A. Bennett, Jr., a private first class in the U.S. Army, will be posted soon to the Alaska General Depot. Private Bennett graduated from Auburn last year.
Jan. 31, 1955 – Mrs. L. H. (Leatha) Houston is a member of the Royal Horticulture Society of London. She is a recent president of Hartselle's Crepe Myrtle Garden Club.
Feb. 1, 1955 – Phil Wasson is the newest member of the Morgan County Board of Education. Mr. Wasson is the proprietor of Green and Stein Furniture Company and the husband of Mrs. Grayce Wasson, one of Hartselle's most superb teachers.
Feb. 2, 1955 – Hal Butler is very active in Methodist youth work in Hartselle. He recently helped plan a successful rally held at Central Methodist in Decatur.

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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