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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

Feb. 3, 1961 – Violations of the prohibition law continue to contribute the greatest sums of money to the treasury of the local recorders court.
Feb. 3, 1961 – A traffic light has been installed at the dangerous intersection of highways 31 and 36.  Mayor Grady Long credited the Jaycees with taking the initiative to get the light. They asked him to contact Governor Patterson, with whom he is close politically.  Patterson then directed the Highway Department to install the light.
Feb. 4, 1961 – Falkville-Massey phone users will soon vote on whether they want to be tied into the Hartselle system so calls to people here would be local instead of long-distance.  Phone bills would go up no more than $1.50 per month, but 75 percent must approve before the change can go into effect.
Feb. 4, 1961 – Georgia guard Pat Dye has been honored as the SEC lineman of the year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club.
Feb. 5, 1961 – An Indian settlement has been discovered in northeastern Morgan County dating back close to 200 years.  In addition to skeletal remains, arrowheads, pottery, and other artifacts have been located.
Feb. 6, 1961 – The Red Cross Bloodmobile made a stop at Hartselle First Methodist today to accept badly needed donations.  Kiwanians provided assistance to Red Cross workers.
Feb. 7, 1961 – Jackie Kennedy, America’s new first lady, has won a landslide victory as one of the twelve best dressed women in the world.
Feb. 7, 1961 – Falkville now has its first pharmacy.  The apothecary has been opened by Howard P. Fowler, owner of Fowler Rexall Drugs here.  The new store is for prescription service only.
Feb. 8, 1961 – Hartselle native Willard Nelson is the new treasurer of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
Feb. 8, 1961 – Dean Jones, a talented young man with strong Hartselle ties, is currently starring in the Broadway comedy, “Under the Yum Yum Tree.”  It’s so popular that tickets are a scarce commodity.  Also, Jasper native Tallulah Bankhead can be seen in a comedy, “Midgie Purvis,” at Washington’s National Theater.
Feb. 9, 1961 – The number one book currently among Hartselle readers is “Hawaii” by James Michener.  The runner-up is “Advise and Consent” by Allen Drury.
Feb. 9, 1961 – For 1961 the American Heart Association recommends that everyone keep their weight at a normal level.  Obesity puts a great strain on the cardiovascular system and contributes significantly to heart attacks.

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Cheers to 50 years  

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

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 

Editor's picks

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.  

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

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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