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Hartselle Enquirer

A Look Back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Sept. 21, 1956 —The Stewart and Bennett gin caught fire today due to a piece of baling wire getting caught in the gin heads. Damage was estimated at $50.
Sept. 21, 1956 —The Morgan County fair is in full swing at the Decatur coliseum grounds. A jitterbug contest is scheduled for tonight at 8.
Sept. 22, 1956 —Alabama now has, for the first time, more than one million auto registrations. This represents the fastest growth of any southern state.
Sept. 23, 1956 —Jane Russell portrays the shady lady with the golden touch in Twentieth-Century-Fox’s Cinemascope film, “The Revolt of Mamie Stover,” opening tonight at the Sunset Drive-in Theatre. Hartselle’s Bill Huie is the author of the book on which this movie is based.
Sept. 24, 1956 —If you wish to vote in the November general election (which is just a formality since Democrats always win), the Morgan County Board of Registrars is now in session at the courthouse. You must have previously paid your poll tax, however.
Sept. 25, 1956 —Principal J. C. Petty of MCHS is being assisted this year by teachers Thurman Abercrombie, Elizabeth Barclift, J. P. Cain, Jane Michael, Tempie Cain, Linda Cain, Tony Daniel, Gladys Greer, Beulah Hester, Roman Higdon, Hollis James, Dorothy Myers, Herman Myers, Laura Hipps, Fay Parker, Lizzie Reed Penn, Beulah Pettey, Bonnie Ridgeway, Grayce Wasson, Effie Lou Gilchrist, and Charles Rowe.
Sept. 25, 1956 —Hartselle Hospital is in the process of adding a kitchen to its existing building.
Sept. 26, 1956 —A 34-year-old Vinemont man became Morgan County’s 10th traffic fatality this morning. Troy Rogers was tragically killed at Lacon as he waited for a ride to take him to work.
Sept. 27, 1956 —Erection began today on the 224-foot broadcasting tower of radio station WHRT, Hartselle’s newest business enterprise.
Sept. 27, 1956 —Morgan County teachers are meeting at MCHS today and tomorrow for their annual workshop. Evelyn Howell is leading group singing. Methodist pastor E. M. Barnes gave this morning’s devotional.
Sept. 27, 1956 —Broadhead-Cook Furniture Co. is holding its official grand opening this weekend and all of next week.

Hartselle

Hartselle man guilty of rape of juvenile 

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Hartselle Police Department looks to fill six positions  

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New manufacturing program at Hartselle, Limestone schools 

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Home Sweet Hartselle mural painted on Sparkman Street

Hartselle

Hartselle woman named to Inno under 25 

Hartselle

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Stars Over Hollywood prom 

Hartselle

Crowd gathers for 41st annual Depot Days 

Decatur

A heart for the arts: Hartselle art program receives River Clay grant

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Chiropractor released after charge of poisoning wife back in jail  

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Morgan employees in line for 5 percent pay hike  

Hartselle

Chiropractor charged with poisoning wife released on bond 

Editor's picks

Hartselle homecoming kick-off showcases school spirit

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Depot Days returns Saturday  

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Fitness Court unveiled at Sparkman Park  

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Hartselle man allegedly poisoned wife with lead in murder attempt  

Hartselle

Crestline students enjoy third annual Ag Day

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Highway 36 reopens east of Hartselle 

At a Glance

Hartselle man eludes police, arrested on possession charges

Breaking News

Hartselle man arrested for attempted murder of wife

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In the community: Highflying fun

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Hartselle City Schools second graders kick off civic education

News

Dairy production facility closures impact Alabama schools

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Brewer High consumer science class gets new kitchen after 50 years

News

In the community: Sunflowers and summertime

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