• 70°
Hartselle Enquirer

Grant will pay for Cracker Barrel infrastructure

A $300,000 state grant will help Hartselle pay for infrastructure improvements necessitated by the new Cracker Barrel restaurant. Now, all that’s needed is a name for the road where the eatery will be located.
City officials learned Monday they would receive the $300,000 Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs grant. The money will go towards the estimated $475,000 cost of constructing a right-hand turn lane on Highway 36. A traffic study is currently being conducted to see if a left-hand turn lane is also needed, something that could drive up the final costs if state officials mandate the addition.
Mayor Dwight Tankersley said if the left turn lane is mandated, state officials said they would help cover a portion of the estimated $300,000 cost.
Site work is currently under way at the Cracker Barrel site at the Highway 36 and Interstate 65 intersection. The restaurant is expected to open in February.
While the work continues, the city is also asking for recommendations for names for the road where the restaurant will be located. Submittals are being accepted at City Hall until Aug. 20. More than 60 names have been submitted, including numerous ones to the Enquirer’s e-Sound Off site. Some of the recommendations there are: Interstate Restaurant Road, Checkerboard Square,  Ye Olde Country Store Lane, Memory Lane, Rocking Chair Lane, Good Vittles Drive, Old General Store Lane,  Fireplace Lane, Welcome to Hartselle Road, Rocking Barrel Road, Rock-A-Spell Road, Good Eats Lane, Memories For All Drive and Finally Rocking Road.

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Challenger Matthew Frost unseats longtime Morgan Commissioner Don Stisher

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cheers to 50 years  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

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 

Editor's picks

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

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

Editor's picks

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

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

20 under 40: Spencer Bell

x