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Hartselle Enquirer

Looking back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Aug. 11, 1955 -Prizes are being increased almost nightly as the Ranch Drive-in Theatre enters the final week of its month-long birthday celebration. Nicholson Motor Company will give away a jalopy on Friday evening, August 19.
Aug. 12, 1955 -Mrs. Mary Bush Gilchrist, mother of State Representative Bob Gilchrist of Hartselle, received her M.S. in elementary education during graduation exercises at the University of Alabama today. Prior to moving to Tuscaloosa to pursue her advanced degree, Mrs. Gilchrist taught in the public schools of Morgan County for about 25 years.
Aug. 12, 1955 -A crackdown on local speedsters continued this week as three persons were called into city court and fined $8 each. Other fines paid were two charged with public drunkenness who were fined $18 while one was fined $5 for running a red light.
Aug. 13, 1955 -The old jingle about "shave and a haircut, two-bits" took a further step into obscurity this week as Hartselle barbers upped the price of their tonsorial services from 60 cents to 75. Prices of all cuts are the same, including crew cuts. To the price of shaves, ten cents has been added.
Aug. 14, 1955 -Fatback is one sale at 12 cents per pound at Hartselle's Star Market.
Aug. 14, 1955 -Mrs. Y. A. McCall and Mary Frances McCall spent today in Birmingham and Gardendale visiting relatives.
Aug. 15, 1955 -The revival held annually by Bethel Baptist Church is now in progress. Rev. Billy Stephenson of Decatur is the visiting evangelist.
Aug. 15, 1955 -Mrs. Cline Thompson and Sarah Ann were Birmingham visitors today.
Aug. 16, 1955 -Herbert Hopper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hopper, residents of Hartselle 4, is currently finishing up his Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas.
Aug. 17, 1955 -Lt. Edward Summers, an Air Force reservist, is currently at Stewart Air Force Base at Smyrna, Tennessee, for a two-week term of active duty.
Aug. 17, 1955 -Numerous Hartselle cars were parked at Decatur's Bowline Drive-in Theatre tonight. First-run movies will be showing regularly at this ultra-modern facility.

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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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