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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb. 7, 1958-The MCHS basketball Tigers gave Cullman a 76-66 drubbing in a game played here tonight. High scorer for the locals was James Ledbetter who racked up 30 points. Their season record is now a very impressive 16-3.
Feb. 8, 1958-A log home near Danville said to be a minimum of 150 years old was destroyed by fire this morning. The residence formerly belonged to Ted Poole of Hartselle but has recently been occupied by the W. F. Farmer family.
Feb. 9, 1958-Mac Gallion, the man who helped his boss, John Patterson, clean up Phenix City has been doing some preliminary campaigning for state attorney general in this area. Phenix City is said to be clean as a pin now, no evidence at all of gambling, prostitution, narcotics, etc. Albert Patterson, John’s dad, was assassinated there.
Feb. 9, 1958-Thanks to improved drugs, better treatment facilities, and a continuous control program, VD is no longer a major health problem either in this area or in the state as a whole. Blood tests have been required in Alabama since 1943 as a prerequisite to marriage. Penicillin is available to all who test positive within two hours.
Feb. 10, 1958-Hartselle’s incumbent state legislator, Bob Gilchrist, is running for a second term. Gilchrist was the most outstanding freshman legislator during his first four years in office.
Feb. 11, 1958-Col. Carl Pattillo has returned from Camp Gordon, Ga. His 401st Engineer Brigade took part in the exercise known as “Lucky Charlie.”
Feb. 11, 1958-U.S. Rep. Bob Jones of the 8th congressional District filed for another term with Morgan County Probate Judge T. C. Almon today. Members of Congress file in each of the counties included within their districts.
Feb. 12, 1958-Alabamians will have plenty of candidates to choose from when they vote for governor this year. Jimmy Faulkner became the fourteenth man to qualify for the state’s highest office today.
Feb. 12, 1958-Three of four escapees from the Lawrence County jail surrendered tonight after laying out on the banks of Flint Creek for about 24 hours. They were afraid something might happen to them if they didn’t turn themselves in.
Feb. 13, 1958-The Morgan County Board of Revenue will keep property taxes as they are as far as 1958 is concerned. However, Hartselle residents will pay higher taxes because they have taken the initiative to pay more in order to get better schools.

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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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Littlest Christmas Tree Farm opens Friday

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