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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Jan. 12, 1956 -The old Vaughn Bridge, which has been condemned as unsafe for general traffic for years and years, was patched up again last week and opened to "light" traffic, according to Morgan County Commissioner Clyde Maples.
Jan. 13, 1956 – -Liquor sales were higher last year in Alabama than at any time since 1949. Morgan County has no legal sales, but plenty of moonshine stills. Revenuers and other law officers destroyed 39 of them in 1955.
Jan. 14, 1956 – -Ernest Ray's appointment as permanent mail carrier on Hartselle Route 1 became effective today, according to John Cooper, postmaster. Harvey Pickens steps into Ray's old place of city carrier.
Jan. 14, 1956 -Applications for employment at the new Hartselle garment plant are being taken starting today, according to Hubert Mitchell, who heads up the Chamber of Commerce's industrial committee.
Jan. 14, 1956 -MCHS edged Athens 61-60 in senior high basketball action tonight. Jackie Atkins with 14 points and Bowes Channell with 10 were high scorers for the Tigers.
Jan. 15, 1956 -Alabama's hunting season for ducks and geese will end this afternoon, according to State Conservation Director Bill Drinkard. Sportsmen say this has been one of the best waterfowl shooting seasons in recent years.
Jan. 15, 1956 -Four would-be thieves attempted to steal copper wire from the city electric department last night. Fortunately, police officers came upon the culprits during the course of their regular patrols. As a result, three men and one woman are behind steel jail bars today.
Jan. 16, 1956 -Local collegian Bobby Carl Francis was on the dean's list of Auburn's School of Engineering as a result of his high grades during the recently completed fall quarter.
Jan. 17, 1956 -Mr. and Mrs. Robert Self have three brand-new daughters. The darling triplets weighed 16 1/2 pounds total and were delivered by Dr. Fred Sherrill, Jr., assisted by Dr. Tom Guyton. Mom, Dad, and the babies are all doing fine.
Jan. 18, 1956 -The new southern singing sensation, Elvis Presley, unfortunately is not scheduled to be back in Alabama for quite some time. Several from this area got to see him in Montgomery last month. Presley will be on TV out of New York in February.

Falkville

A surprise homecoming

Hartselle

Bank Independent collects more than $21,776, 970 food items

Hartselle

Police: Huntsville man has sex with 13-year-old Morgan girl

Hartselle

Hartselle Farmers Market to open Saturday

Hartselle

Cullman Regional to open first health park in Alabama

Morgan County

Habitat begins new build for county family

Hartselle

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks

Danville

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years

Hartselle

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Hartselle

Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures

Hartselle

Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition

Hartselle

Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop

Hartselle

Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation

Falkville

Multiple agencies respond for water rescue

Hartselle

Chamber board considers three for election

Hartselle

Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo

Hartselle

Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest

Falkville

Falkville plans town-wide yard sale

Hartselle

HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 

News

Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels

Hartselle

William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle

Hartselle

Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol

Hartselle

‘It’s a hard knock life’

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