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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By By Dr. Bill Stewart
Dec. 3, 1959—The Jaycees organized here Tuesday with 27 members.
Dec. 3, 1959-”Who’s Who” surveys were recently taken among Falkville High seniors. Emerging as class favorites were Mack Bramlett, Frank Harris, Linda Pool, and Angie Thomason. Mack was also selected as most athletic and Frank as most popular.
Dec. 3, 1959-Washington is going to allow Morgan County farmers to plant 37,894.3 acres of cotton in 1960. This is up 221 acres from last year.
Dec. 3, 1959-Dan Orr of Danville had one of his cows stolen tonight.
Dec. 3, 1959-Morgan County sheriffs’ deputies in east Morgan discovered a still today. Unusual for this type of operation, two men were caught at or near the scene of the wildcat whiskey manufacturing operation.
Dec. 3, 1959-Priceville beat MCHS by a score of 66-56 in a basketball game played there tonight. Jimmy Speegle was the leading Tiger scorer with 12 points.
Dec. 4, 1959-Several Hartselle floats were entered in tonight’s Decatur Christmas parade. The MCHS and MCTS bands also marched in the parade.
Dec. 4, 1959-The MCHS basketball team suffered another defeat tonight, this time taking a 58-51 drubbing from Cotaco in a game played in the Indians’ gym. King and Speegle led Hartselle scoring with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Dec. 4, 1959-Deer hunting season with a limit of one a day or season opened in the nearby counties of Colbert and Franklin today.
Dec. 5, 1959-The women of McKendree Methodist Church held their annual country store here today, this time at the municipal building. The most popular category of things on sale was food, especially cakes, pies, cookies, and sausage.
Dec. 5, 1959-Brenda Pirkle starred in the junior class play, “Aunt Susie Shoots the Works,” at Eva High School tonight.
Dec. 6, 1959-Garland Rollins was elected president of the Alabama Nursing Home Association at the just concluded meeting of the group in Birmingham. Rollins owns and operates the Falkville Rest Home. Sen. John Sparkman was the convention’s main speaker.
Dec. 6, 1959-Rev. Billy Stephenson, prominent Morgan County Baptist pastor, and a group of friends have returned from a pheasant-hunting trip at a preserve not far from Jackson, Mississippi.
Dec. 7, 1959-The season’s first snow flurries fell early this morning. Bright sunshine prevented any accumulation.
Dec. 8, 1959-Moulton beat MCHS in basketball tonight by just about the same score Cotaco had racked up a few nights ago, 59-51 (as compared with 58-51). King led Hartselle scorers with 18 points.
Dec. 9, 1959-Governor John Patterson today named Mrs. Grady Long of Hartselle to the board of trustees of the state training school for girls. Mr. Long was chairman of the local Patterson for governor campaign here last year.
Dec. 9, 1959-Travelers from Hartselle to Birmingham today will get to ride over the first section of Interstate Route 65 to be completed. Part of the new federal interstate system, the section of road is about eight miles in length and is in the Warrior vicinity.
Dec. 9, 1959-Mrs. Pierce Pattillo of Hartselle gave a talk on the history of Morgan County at the regular meeting of the Stephens Chapter of the DAR. The session was held at the Sam Nettles home in Decatur.
Dec. 9, 1959—The new Falkville Cross-trailers Square Dance Club met tonight at the American Legion building. Mrs. Woodrow Houser is president of the group.

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Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

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Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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20 under 40: Rachel Howard

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20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

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