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Looking back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Aug. 25, 1955 -Morgan County has a new coroner. Governor James E. Folsom has named Lewis C. "Pinky" Brown, proprietor of Brown Funeral Company, to this position. Mr. Brown will complete the term of Joe Morrison who quit the job a few days ago.
Aug. 26, 1955 – MCHS football coach Tony Daniel has only two starters (tackle Bobby Cooper and halfback Don Cordar) coming back for this season's gridiron wars. A recent coaches' poll had his Tigers finishing last among TVC teams this season. The squad consists of 45 members. Others who saw enough action last season to earn an "M" include Billy Don Aldridge (center), David Buckelew (tackle), Karl Estes (fullback), Auburn Foote (guard), Bobby Shaneyfelt (quarterback), and Joe Wright (guard). The squad is a light one, averaging only about 150 pounds per man.
Aug. 27, 1955-A car wash was held today to raise money for the Methodist Youth Fellowship. Teens doing the work included Mary Orr, Gene Horton, Carolyn and Lee Block, Judy Newman, and Ann Blizzard.
Aug. 28, 1955 -Robert Peck, Edward Lacy Monroe, and Frank Stewart left this morning for Fort Jackson, S.C., where they will attend a two-weeks' army reserve camp.
Aug. 29, 1955 -Mrs. Cline Thompson will operate a kindergarten again this year as she has during the past few years.
Aug. 30, 1955 -Groover Tractor and Equipment Company opened its doors officially this week as the authorized representative of Morgan County for Ford tractors, and the related Dearborn farm equipment. H. L. Groover, veteran farm machinery dealer of Hartselle, heads the company that is located on South Sparkman Street, near the county agent's building.
Aug. 31, 1955 -Female participants in the classroom cleanup day at MCHS included Joyce Payne, Katherine Anne Dunaway, Nancy Jo Burleson, Joy Sue Gibson, Shirley Walker, Alma McKee, Peggy and Jimmie Alvis, Flora Hammond, Virginia Fitzgerald, and Mary Frances Wright. Among the guys working were Robert Slate, Franklin Penn, Eddie Roy, Bubba Burleson, and Tommy Smith.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

College Street Players to present Little Women July 28-30

Hartselle

Hartselle lieutenant graduates from FBI National Academy

At a Glance

City adjusts garbage pickup

Hartselle

Hartselle student selected for honor at Girls State

Falkville

State champs

Danville

Officials: West Park gym on track for December opening

Danville

Alabama DHR: Watch for signs of elder abuse 

Danville

Tips for a safe Independence Day weekend from the National Fire Protection Association  

Danville

Area systems using SROs this summer, upping security following two school shootings 

Danville

Hartselle shooting injures juvenile  

Danville

Local agencies receive grants to weatherize homes for elderly, low-income residents 

Danville

Morgan County man killed in weekend crash  

Danville

Taking care of tomatoes  

At a Glance

Hartselle Historic Society’s Lunch and Learn held July 11

Falkville

GPS ping locates Ohio murder suspect’s body in Falkville

Hartselle

Hartselle Veterans’ Outreach mourns passing of former director

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

City adjusts garbage pickup 

Breaking News

Coroner: Man found dead in Falkville suspect in Ohio slayings

Breaking News

Hartselle shooting injures juvenile

Hartselle

Authorities search for motive after Hartselle man and suspect die from gunshots

Morgan County

Best in beautification

Galleries

Children enjoy artistic fun at Camp ARTselle

Danville

Fun in 4H: Morgan youth place in regional competition

Hartselle

Gross Out Day coming to Hartselle July 18-22

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