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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Dec. 28, 1956—Hartselle’s Tigers with Bowes Channell back in the line-up at center ousted Town Creek from their own invitational basketball tournament tonight. In a 60-52 semi-final contest, Channell was the leading scorer with 16 points.
Dec. 28, 1956—Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stone, Jr., and son, Scotty, are visiting relatives in Louisiana and Texas this week.
Dec. 29, 1956—Members of the MCHS Class of ’51 held their second reunion since graduation tonight at Smith’s Restaurant. During the evening the class roll was called and each member answered with what he or she had been doing during the past five years. Pictures were made of the group and may be obtained from the class secretary, Mrs. Paul Prince.
Dec. 30, 1956—Rev. D. C. Stringfellow resigned as pastor of Hartselle’s First Baptist Church today. He will occupy the pulpit for the last time on January 15 and then enter Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, to study for his doctorate.
Dec. 31, 1956—Aviation Cadet Ralph Pattillo, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Pattillo, has been promoted to cadet group commander at Graham AFB, Fla., where he is training to be a jet pilot.
Jan. 1, 1957—Local Auburn football fans are already anticipating a great season this coming fall. Bill Beckwith, the SID and media relations chief, is putting out glowing publicity related to upcoming spring training and the campaign to follow in autumn.
Jan. 2, 1957—Morgan County High School and Hartselle Elementary School resumed classes today. Smiles on the faces of the returning young scholars were few and far between.
Jan. 2, 1957—A. A. Oden today announced a January surplus food distribution program restricted to enrollees in Decatur, Hartselle, Falkville, and Trinity. These are the only communities that have funded or indicated the willingness to fund their pro rata share of distribution costs. Due to the restricted winter program 5,000 out of an estimated 12,000 needy people in Morgan County will not be sure of where their next meal is coming from during these winter months.
Jan. 3, 1957—Mrs. M. A. Hartselle, Sr., and daughter, Martha, have returned from Savannah, Augusta, and Atlanta, Ga., where they visited their daughters and sisters. In Augusta they were at Bush Airport when President Eisenhower boarded his plane for Washington, after a spending a holiday vacation in the Georgia city.

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Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

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Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

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Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

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Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

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Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

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Hartselle students participate in character expo

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Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

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Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

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Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

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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  

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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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