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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Dec. 21, 1956 – Four passengers were injured in a two-car wreck at 7:30 a.m. today 1.4 miles south of Hartselle on county road 21. Allen Robinson, Hartselle 1, was rushed to Hartselle Hospital where his condition is unknown at this time.
Dec. 22, 1956 – Falkville is a much brighter community this holiday season. City officials have put up Christmas street decorations and lights for the first time in Falkville’s existence.
Dec. 22, 1956 – Brenda Aldridge entertained her friends and classmates with a Christmas party at her home tonight.
Dec. 23, 1956 – The fourth grade class of the Hartselle Elementary School, which is taught by Frances Price, sent $3 to CARE this week, the money to be used to buy food for Hungarian refugees.
Dec. 23, 1956 – The First Baptist Church moved into its beautiful new building on North Sparkman Street for all services today. The congregation was unusually joyful in singing inspirational Christmas carols and hearing a sermon on the birth of Christ.
Dec. 24, 1956 – Dean Jones, popular Morgan County singer and movie actor, is spending Christmas here with relatives. His third film, “The Great American Pastime,” opens tomorrow, Christmas Day, at the Bowline Drive-in Theatre. Dean will appear at the theatre in person in connection with this premier local showing.
Dec. 24, 1956 – Martha Jean Channell hosted a Christmas Eve reunion of the MCHS class of 1953 at her home on Rock Street tonight.
Dec. 25, 1956 – Christmas parties have abounded in Hartselle this holiday season. One of the best was that hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Raymon Baker for members of their Sunday school class, the couples class of Grace Baptist Church, Decatur. Many celebrations continued throughout this Christmas Day.
Dec. 26, 1956 – The Morgan County United Fund will have to operate with some $17,000 less than its budget committee had decided was necessary since this year's campaign fell short of the $103,000 quota by this amount.
Dec. 27, 1956 – Charlie Williams, long-time janitor for Hartselle Elementary School and sexton for the First Methodist Church, was hit by a car and suffered a broken shoulder this afternoon as he returned to his home on McGough Street following his visit to a neighbor.

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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

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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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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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