A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Aug. 10, 1956 -The new Hartselle Methodist superannuate home was dedicated tonight. Local participants were pastor Rev. E. M. Barnes, Jr.; Decatur district treasurer John Cooper; and the chairman of the local committee for the home, Dr. Fred Sherrill, Jr.
Aug. 11, 1956 -Hartselle citizens who have volunteered to work in the upcoming constitutional amendment referendum include Italyne Hardwick, Mayor John Burleson, J. V. Henderson, Launa Pattillo, Phil Orr, Gladys E. Peck, John T. Kyle, F. O. Sherrill, L. N. Whitman, Johnny Cain, Cecil Higginbotham, W. M. Cost, A. A. Oden, Eula Dunaway, Lola Mae Betterton, G. A. Sims, S. M. Nelson, Lucille W. Lindsey and Julius Glasscock.
Aug.12, 1956 -Along with other Morgan County Democratic activists, Gene Brindley Horton of Hartselle left today for Chicago where she will be a page at the party's national convention.
Aug. 12, 1956 -Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roberts entertained members of Mrs. Roberts' family with an al fresco supper tonight in the yard of their beautiful home on Nanceford Road.
Aug. 13, 1956 -The Morgan County Exchange, a farmer's cooperative, held its annual meeting here today at MCHS. Bobby Cain and his TV band provided the entertainment.
Aug.13, 1956 -Regular television viewers should be advised that the Democratic National Convention beginning today in Chicago will probably preempt many of their favorite programs.
Aug. 14, 1956 -Robert Newton, an accountant at Mitchell Industries, received only minor scratches when a tree fell on his car tonight.
Aug. 15, 1956 -Friends here will be glad to know that P. W. Barclift of Haleyville (formerly of Hartselle) is resting well after undergoing an emergency appendectomy last night.
August 15, 1956 -One of Hartselle's oldest citizens, Mrs. Mattie Nunn, age 92, died at her home tonight following a long illness. Mrs. Nunn, who was born in 1864, the last full year of the Civil War, was a member of the McKendree Methodist Church for 74 years.
Aug. 16, 1956 -Rev. E. M. Barnes, local Methodist pastor, has been in Arab this week conducting a revival.
Aug. 16, 1956 -Mrs. Dorothy Cordar and brother Bill are now back at home following a 10-day visit with relatives in Texas.

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Priceville students design art for SRO’s police car 

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle plans five major paving projects for 2024 

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Future walking trail dubbed ‘Hartselle Hart Walk’ promotes heart health, downtown exploration 

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Chiropractor accused of poisoning wife asks judge to recuse himself 

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Hartselle seniors get early acceptance into pharmacy school  

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Farmers market to open Saturday for 2024 season

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Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

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Cheers to 50 years  

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

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Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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