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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
There is increasing concern about the state of moral values.
1915-February 12, The grand jury of the Morgan County law and equity court adjourned yesterday after docketing 21 cases and finding 15 true bills. They reported that they found the moral conditions in this county most excellent.
2003 -February 13, The Hartselle police have reported two purse snatchings recently.
1920 -February 14, F. E. Burleson argued that America is declining morally in a debate tonight.
1915 -February 15, A damage suit for $3,000 has been filed in the law and equity court against the Louisville &Nashville Railroad by Mrs. Emma Sparkman for the alleged killing of her husband, Dick Sparkman, in the yards of the railroad company in New Decatur on February 16, 1914. Mr. Sparkman was run over by a switch engine.
1911 -February 16, Johnson's Chapel cemetery is to be the final resting place for the remains of Woody Kirby, a well known mechanic who was employed in the Louisville and Nashville railroad shops in New Decatur. Mr. Kirby is dead as the result of a prank on the part of a fellow workman in the shops. Mr. Kirby and the co-worker were engaged in a friendly scuffle in the boiler shop where they labored when the co-worker turned an air hose on Mr. Kirby's body. The air came out of the hose with great force, knocking Mr. Kirby down, and he was carried to the home of his cousin where he died at 6 o'clock this morning.
2003 -February 17, Rev. Walter Blackman, pastor of East Highland Baptist Church, believes that it is within the home that children are most likely to learn to make positive moral choices.
1903 -February 18, A telephone message from Moulton, Lawrence County, this afternoon says that an unknown tramp was found frozen to death near there in a fodder stack at an early hour this morning. He was of medium size and weighed about 160 or 170 pounds.
2003 -February 18, Kristine Beadle heads the North Alabama Homeschool Organization which is headquartered here 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  

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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