A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Sept. 14, 1956 —Mrs. Owen Lyle suffered a broken ankle today when she slipped on the stairs of a Decatur department store.
Sept. 14, 1956 —Eddie Roy and Shirley Walker were crowned “king and queen of cotton” tonight in an event at Roberts Lake sponsored by the Hartselle chapters of FFA and FHA. These groups are made up mostly of those specializing in ag or home ec at MCHS.
Sept. 15, 1956 —Hartselle sisters Virginia and Martha Roberts walked away with top honors in the Morgan County tennis tournament that concluded in Decatur today.
Sept. 15, 1956 —Hal Butler and Katherine Ann Dunaway have resumed their studies at Jax State Teachers College.
Sept. 16, 1956 —Based on an announcement made by the bishop this afternoon, Rev. E. M. Barnes, Jr., will be the first pastor to serve Hartselle First Methodist for a fifth year.
Sept. 17, 1956 —Charles Quinn left today for Fort Jackson, S.C., where he was inducted into the U.S. Army for two years’ service.
Sept. 18, 1956 —Mayor John Burleson was re-elected in a landslide of ballots today. The incumbent chief executive had 735 votes as compared to a combined total of 528 for his two opponents, Troy L. Nunn and Ola Mae Betterton. As far as the legislative branch of city government is concerned, however, voters decided they wanted an all-new city council.
Sept. 19, 1956 —Morgan County Representative Albert Brewer has persuaded the Legislature to provide $1.5 annually to minister to those afflicted with TB. This will be a big help to patients at the Flint sanitarium.
Sept. 19, 1956 —Former lieutenant-governor candidate Shorty Price’s car is having to be sold because Mr. Price failed to pay the property taxes on it. Local Crimson Tide football fans are very familiar with Shorty, the unofficial “head cheerleader” at all Bama games.
Sept. 20, 1956 —Horace Broom has accepted the position of chairman of the Hartselle campaign for the annual Morgan County United Fund drive. Mr. Broom is a very popular and civic-spirited businessman, cashier of the Citizens’ Bank. He is also a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club.
Sept. 20, 1956 —Fred Speake, popular local realtor, underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
in Rochester, Minn., this morning.

Editor's picks

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

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

Editor's picks

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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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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20 under 40: Rachel Howard

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20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

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