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.

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Salute: Hartselle High alumnus graduates from Naval Academy 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Goodbye to a good boy: Beloved family pet, Ace, battles cancer  

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical 

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Hartselle adds two police officers 

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Hartselle bomb threat deemed hoax

Editor's picks

At 90, Carl Winton keeps on trucking

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Hartselle man with rare genetic condition headed to Grand Ole Opry

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Morgan delegation discusses recent legislative session 

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

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Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

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Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

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Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

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New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

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Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

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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