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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Nov. 16, 1956 —The Morgan County Training School Blue Eagles defeated the Moulton High Gophers by a score of 19-0 in their annual homecoming celebration tonight.
Nov. 16, 1956 —Twenty-nine international students who attend Jacksonville State Teachers College visited Hartselle today as guests of the Rotary Club. The visit was arranged by members J. E. Stone, Jr., and Phil Wasson.
Nov. 17, 1956 —Dewey Channell, 47, the first superintendent of the Hartselle electric department, died suddenly at his home today. Mr. Channell had been active for many years in the local Methodist church.
Nov. 18, 1956 —City police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed two small frame houses here today despite the combined efforts of National Guardsmen and firemen. The residences were located near the Morgan County Training School.
Nov. 19, 1956 —As yesterday’s conflagration demonstrated, Hartselle firemen are being increasingly hampered in their work on account of sightseers following the truck when it makes a fire run. Police plan to crack down severely on this practice.
Nov. 20, 1956 —Gen. L. C. Pattillo discussed the current Middle East crisis with members of the Hartselle Rotary Club today. Gen. Pattillo said that the crux of the problem is that the Arabs want to destroy the little nation of Israel.
Nov. 20, 1956 —The MCHS Tigers closed out their season at home tonight with a loss to the powerful Cullman Bearcats by a 26-6 score.
This gives the Tigers a 1-6-2 final record. The Hartselle team’s only points came in the final period.
With the ball on the Cullman 8, Roberts set up the score as he went around right end for 2 yards. Wallace followed with the TD as he went over right tackle to go the 6 yards to tally. Vest’s conversion attempt was unsuccessful.
Nov. 21, 1956 —Local Crimson Tide fans were keenly disappointed today when Paul (Bear) Bryant removed himself…as a possibility for head football coach at the University of Alabama, instead recommending Jim Tatum of North Carolina…Alabama is seeking a successor to Coach J. B. Whitworth, whose three-year contract expires Dec. 1.
Nov. 22, 1956 —Air Cadet Ralph Pattillo of Graham Air Force Base in Mariana, Fla., is the Thanksgiving guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Pattillo.

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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Morgan buys SUVs to transport seniors, deliver meals

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Morgan teen exhibits grand champion at Alabama National Fair

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Murder-for-hire defendant seeks bond

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Stadthagen supports

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SALUTE

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Second grade students in Hartselle honor heroes

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Vinemont man killed in single-vehicle crash

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