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Hartselle Enquirer

e-sound off for the week of June 10, 2010

Your source for community topics and thoughts

City needs to install sign
“It would be nice if the City of Hartselle would put a street sign up at the intersection of Sparkman Drive and Main Street. I work at a convenience store on 36 West and I can’t tell you how many people have stopped looking for the hospital or Hartselle High School. Why is there no sign showing Sparkman Street?”

Sounding off on alcohol sales
“No moving foward for Falkville, no money from sales, no new businesses, no money for schools, plus the fact that people buying beer in Decatur are going to be drinking through Falkville instead of buying it in Falkville and taking it home. I would rather have them buying it in Falkville and going home than buying it in Decatur and be drunk driving through Falkville from Decatur.”

Sounding off on schools
“Parents of students in Huntsville City Schools are questioning and demanding answers to Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore’s decisions in handling budget cuts.
Hartselle parents should demand that Dr. Reed’s decisions be questioned also. It’s time that parents demanded our school board to be the boss of the superintendent, instead of the other way around. He works for them (us).
Parents should demand that each elementary school have a full-time music teacher on site at each school instead of “sharing.” The students are the losers and Dr. Reed is talking out of both sides of his mouth when he says he thinks of the children first. He doesn’t. He only thinks of penny-pinching for the new high school.
He has already cut custodial, cafeteria, and aides positions that affect the daily activities at each school. He says it hasn’t affected the students, but ask how many times an aide is transferred throughout the day from one student to the next.
It is ridiculous! The students are the losers!
Where is Dr. Reed going to get the extra money for the newly mandated safe room in the new high school that has to hold the whole student body for extreme weather and lock downs?
We can’t keep taking from the students to funnel into the new high school.
Our students are now being affected and it’s time that parents said, “Enough is enough!”
Call the school board members today and demand action! Then call the newspapers and tell them what you have demanded and the board members’ responses. Let’s get this in the papers – then we will see some results!

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Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

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

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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 

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Hartselle baseball legend dies

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Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

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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

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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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