A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Oct. 5, 1956 — William B. Huie was the guest speaker at today’s Book Lover’s Club meeting.
The famous author told those in attendance about several fascinating aspects related to the writing of his numerous novels, news dispatches, and TV appearances. Mr. Huie recently returned here to make his home.
Oct. 5, 1956 — Sim L. Howell, long-time chairman of the Morgan County Board of Revenue, plans to quit this position and has written a resignation letter to Governor Folsom. It is expected that Guy Roberts, a prominent young Hartselle businessman who was elected to replace Howell in the spring primaries, will be appointed to take the top spot fairly soon.
Oct. 6, 1956 — R. B. Orr on Hartselle 2 has installed a new Chore Boy pipeline milking system. Hands never touch the milk. It goes directly from the cow to the milk cans.
Oct. 7, 1956 — Many Morgan County singers were in Cullman today for the quarterly singing convention, currently chaired by Lewis B. Miller. It was a great blessing to all.
Oct. 7, 1956 — The annual Sparkman, Vest, and Roberts family reunion was held today at Oak Ridge.
Oct. 8, 1956 — The last four Morgan County schools still out—Eva, Ryan, Union Hill, and Gum Pond—reopened this morning after being closed for students to pick cotton. These schools are on the mountain and cotton there does not open as early as it does in the valley.
Oct. 9, 1956 — L. R. “Bobo” Bowling, 24, well known during high school as a superb basketball player for Union Hill, lost his life today in the crash of an Air Force jet in Texas.
Oct. 9, 1956 — The newly installed Hartselle city council tonight reappointed all employees and selected Curtis Chaney to be the police chief. W. L. Kyker resigned recently to take a job in Huntsville.
Oct. 10, 1956 — In calls back home local UA students are reporting that demands to replace the embattled head football coach, J. B. (Ears) Whitworth, are increasing on campus. Unflattering effigies of the coach were recently hung on the quad and by a frat house.
Johnny Lujack, formerly a Fighting Iris QB, is strongly preferred by many Crimson Tide fans to succeed “Ears.”
Oct. 11, 1956 — Skipper Drinkard is attracting a lot of attention at MCHS these days with his new wine-colored sweater.

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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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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

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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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