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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.

Morgan County

Stadthagen named to three legislative committees  

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Morgan’s jobless rate among lowest statewide  

Falkville

Looking ahead: Growth on horizon for Hartselle, surrounding area  

Hartselle

American Legion Post 52 hosts annual speech contest 

At a Glance

Falkville man killed in crash

At a Glance

Somerville shooting victim identified

At a Glance

Morgan students graduate from JSU

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Hartselle Educator Hall of Fame to induct six  

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Flying high: Hartselle senior is dual enrolled in aviation program 

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Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to invalidate hiring of new Hartselle superintendent 

Hartselle

HIS class of 2029 gives back 

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Priceville band raising funds for new uniforms

Morgan County

Morgan garbage rate increasing 20 percent 

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Police: Hillsboro man sprayed ex with gas, set her on fire 

At a Glance

Hartselle native makes Dean’s List at Maryville College 

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Hartselle native locates sandstone barren, secures $8k grant for outdoor classroom  

News

2023 deer hunting safety refresher

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Falkville man arrested for of meth, fentanyl

News

Hartselle native locates sandstone barren, secures $8k grant for outdoor classroom

News

HJHS students ‘have a ball’ beginning American Character Program

lifestyle

In the community

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MCSO answers common questions regarding permitless carry

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Morgan students chosen for IMPACT 2023

News

Priceville man charged with child pornography

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