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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Feb. 7, 1958-The MCHS basketball Tigers gave Cullman a 76-66 drubbing in a game played here tonight. High scorer for the locals was James Ledbetter who racked up 30 points. Their season record is now a very impressive 16-3.
Feb. 8, 1958-A log home near Danville said to be a minimum of 150 years old was destroyed by fire this morning. The residence formerly belonged to Ted Poole of Hartselle but has recently been occupied by the W. F. Farmer family.
Feb. 9, 1958-Mac Gallion, the man who helped his boss, John Patterson, clean up Phenix City has been doing some preliminary campaigning for state attorney general in this area. Phenix City is said to be clean as a pin now, no evidence at all of gambling, prostitution, narcotics, etc. Albert Patterson, John’s dad, was assassinated there.
Feb. 9, 1958-Thanks to improved drugs, better treatment facilities, and a continuous control program, VD is no longer a major health problem either in this area or in the state as a whole. Blood tests have been required in Alabama since 1943 as a prerequisite to marriage. Penicillin is available to all who test positive within two hours.
Feb. 10, 1958-Hartselle’s incumbent state legislator, Bob Gilchrist, is running for a second term. Gilchrist was the most outstanding freshman legislator during his first four years in office.
Feb. 11, 1958-Col. Carl Pattillo has returned from Camp Gordon, Ga. His 401st Engineer Brigade took part in the exercise known as “Lucky Charlie.”
Feb. 11, 1958-U.S. Rep. Bob Jones of the 8th congressional District filed for another term with Morgan County Probate Judge T. C. Almon today. Members of Congress file in each of the counties included within their districts.
Feb. 12, 1958-Alabamians will have plenty of candidates to choose from when they vote for governor this year. Jimmy Faulkner became the fourteenth man to qualify for the state’s highest office today.
Feb. 12, 1958-Three of four escapees from the Lawrence County jail surrendered tonight after laying out on the banks of Flint Creek for about 24 hours. They were afraid something might happen to them if they didn’t turn themselves in.
Feb. 13, 1958-The Morgan County Board of Revenue will keep property taxes as they are as far as 1958 is concerned. However, Hartselle residents will pay higher taxes because they have taken the initiative to pay more in order to get better schools.

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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Planned Hartselle library already piquing interest 

Brewer

Students use practical life skills at Morgan County 4-H competition

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After 13 years underground, the cicadas are coming 

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