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A look back

By Staff
The 2002 gubernatorial election will rank as one of the most controversial in Alabama's history. In distant years Democratic wins over Republican candidates were routine.
1900-November 21, The board to canvass the vote in the election earlier this month will meet in the office of the secretary of state tomorrow. The result is expected to disclose that the Democratic candidate prevailed over his Republican opponent by a margin of 40,699 in the state as a whole.
1916-November 22, The newly elected Democratic Circuit Court Clerk J. L. Draper says that his office deputy will be his son, Euel, and his clerk will be his daughter, Lucile.
1944-November 23, This year's presidential race was anything but close here in Morgan County. Official totals released today show that President Roosevelt received 4,124 votes, New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey only 664 votes.
1903-November 24, Although the election of county officers does not take place until next year there are already quite a number of candidates in the field for nomination to the various county offices while many more are spoken of. William E. Skeggs, Dan Walden, and John Samples are possible probate judge candidates.
1931-November 25, The Green state inheritance tax, estimated to bring $230,000 annually into the state treasury, was adopted at the polls on November 10 by the lopsided vote of 57,094 to 12,837. Morgan supported the new tax by a margin of 1,455 for to 62 against.
1934-November 26, The Morgan County Farmers' Federation has been organized with the top cotton growers in the county as charter members. (The statewide ALFA is now one of Alabama's most influential political interest groups, strongly backing Bob Riley in the recent election.)
1957-November 27, Mrs. Ethel Pattillo, Mrs. Eunice Clemons, and Mrs. Ethel Alberta Vest will serve as Hartselle election managers in next month's constitutional amendment referendum. Incredibly, the Alabama Constitution already has more than one hundred amendments. (It now has more than 700.)
(Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart)

Morgan County

Habitat begins new build for county family

Hartselle

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks

Danville

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years

Hartselle

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Hartselle

Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures

Hartselle

Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition

Hartselle

Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop

Hartselle

Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation

Falkville

Multiple agencies respond for water rescue

Hartselle

Chamber board considers three for election

Hartselle

Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo

Hartselle

Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest

Falkville

Falkville plans town-wide yard sale

Hartselle

HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 

News

Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels

Hartselle

William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle

Hartselle

Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol

Hartselle

‘It’s a hard knock life’

Hartselle

Downtown Glow celebrates opening with ribbon cutting  

Hartselle

Main Street encourage Hartselle growth

Hartselle

One year later

Hartselle High School

Gillespie’s clutch hit helps lift No. 6 Hartselle over No. 7 Hillcrest

News

City of Priceville breaks ground on event, recreation center

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