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Rebekah Yancey, Editor

From the editor

I’m often asked about the theme of each issue of Hartselle Living, and aside from this past year’s sesquicentennial magazine and the annual bridal issue, we generally don’t have an overall theme that ties our stories together.

I rather like it that way – but with this issue, I found it interesting that under the surface of three of the stories, there is a common thread.

The remarkable part is that the stories were not chosen based on that common thread, but it exists all the same. In three of the four feature stories in this magazine, love is what ties it all together in the end.

As I sat down with each story subject to learn more about their lives and what drives them, I saw that thread developing in each story. Because of this, I’ve made a personal challenge recently to see more love around me, even in the seemingly mundane times of life.

From the cover story about the Hammonds family and how they enjoy living simply in their farmhouse on East Byrd Road, to the art gallery on Main Street, and then to Anita Buckley’s backyard garden that has been perfectly curated as her sanctuary, this magazine is filled with pockets of peace that tell the stories of what people love in Hartselle and how they are living their best lives every day.

I enjoy writing these stories of my friends and neighbors in Hartselle and hope our readers enjoy the personal touches in each issue. Your compliments do not go unnoticed.

If you know a good story that needs to be told, my email address is below, and I am always looking for the next opportunity for a good conversation.

Thanks for reading!

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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

At a Glance

Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

At a Glance

Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

At a Glance

Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

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

At a Glance

‘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 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

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

At a Glance

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

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Winter window wonderland  

At a Glance

Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

Hartselle

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

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

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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