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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb. 2, 1956 -Hartselle's oldest resident, Mrs. Ed Ayers, who lives on West Main Street, celebrated her 97th birthday today. Her favorite foods are fried chicken and some "good kind of cake." Mrs. Ayers was born on February 2, 1859, at Flint. She ate with both Rebel and Yankee troops when they passed through the Old Morris Mill community where she lived with her parents.
Feb. 3, 1956 -The Morgan County Democratic Executive Committee convened in Decatur this morning and started taking the qualifying papers of men who will be running in the May primaries. All candidates will be required to affirm that they plan to support only Democrats in all races, including this year's presidential contest.
Feb. 4, 1956 -Sam Houston, a local API student, was home for the weekend for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Houston, on Milner Street. Young Houston, a journalism student, has been added to the staff of the Auburn Plainsman, student publication, and writes a regular column for the paper.
Feb. 5, 1956 -There was a lot of discussion among Auburn football followers in downtown Hartselle today. Spring football practice begins on the plains this afternoon. Fifty sophomores and 30 holdovers from the '55 squad will be watched closely during the next few weeks of drills. Coach Shug Jordan and his assistants will be looking especially for replacements for tackle Frank D'Agostino, fullback Joe Childress, and halfback Fob James. Auburn was ranked ninth nationally last year in the AP poll.
Feb. 6, 1956 -Operations of the Hartselle Manufacturing Company, which were due to have begun last week were postponed until today. The plant roof leaked and needed immediate repair. Eight workers are being trained at the outset to make ladies' lingerie.
Feb. 7, 1956 -Past presidents of the elementary school PTA were honored at this afternoon's founders' day program. Those saluted for their many contributions were Mrs. S. E. Stewart, Jr., Mrs. Euclid Johnson, Mrs. Opal C. Stewart, Mrs. J. E. Peck, Mrs. William Hartselle, Mrs. Guy Roberts, Mrs. Claude Lavender, Rev. Alex Adams, Mrs. E. L. Drinkard, Jr., and, lastly, Mrs. Merrill Doss, the current president.
Feb. 8, 1956-A one cent boost in the present three-cent cost of mailing a letter is being advocated by the Eisenhower Administration.

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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