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Letter from the Editor

I love the end of the year. Maybe it’s because I love the cooler weather after these hot Alabama summers, or maybe it’s because I’ve always been a little obsessed with Christmas.

I met Russ Gordon when I moved to Hartselle three years ago this month. Right away, I started working on him to let me write a story about Santa Russ. I had to be very persistent, but he finally gave in – right in time for this magazine. You’re not going to want to miss this one, folks. I promise. You might recognize him from his weekly Enquirer deliveries or from that one year he stepped in to portray Santa Claus in the Hartselle Christmas Parade. He’s known by his white beard, his cheery disposition and his love of the Lord.

In this magazine, we also feature the home of David and Ann Burleson. Hartselle Living contributors take us on a walk through their historic home that sits high atop Burleson Mountain. The Burleson name is one that has been intertwined in Hartselle’s history since the beginning, and their home is filled with unique antiques that tell a fascinating story.

Constance Smith shares some comforting casserole recipes with us and Russell Frye features Hartselle basketball coach Faron Key in our School & Sports section.

Last, but certainly not least, we spotlight Hartselle’s own dance studio, Shining Stars, and we share updates on the goings on at the library and Hartselle City Schools. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s something for you in this issue of Hartselle Living.

As always, thanks for reading,

Hartselle

Hartselle to be fined $1,500 for landfill fire that burned for weeks

Danville

Danville teacher faces drug charge, on paid leave for second time in 6 years

Hartselle

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Hartselle

Morgan schools to get two more SROs

Morgan County

Good boy: Morgan County K9 aids deputies in narcotics investigations, seizures

Hartselle

Hartselle robotics teams participate in statewide competition

Hartselle

Community gathers for seventh-annual egg drop

Hartselle

Alabama’s hospitals, nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation

Falkville

Multiple agencies respond for water rescue

Hartselle

Chamber board considers three for election

Hartselle

Hartselle youth wins big during Junior Beef Expo

Hartselle

Vote before April 12 in the Best of the Best contest

Falkville

Falkville plans town-wide yard sale

Hartselle

HACC annual meeting, awards gala slated for May 7 

News

Priceville incurs fines over sewer issues, including allegedly hiding E. coli levels

Hartselle

William Bradford Huie Library recognizes Women of Hartselle

Hartselle

Hartselle teenager earns solo wings through Redstone Civil Air Patrol

Hartselle

‘It’s a hard knock life’

Hartselle

Downtown Glow celebrates opening with ribbon cutting  

Hartselle

Main Street encourage Hartselle growth

Hartselle

One year later

Hartselle High School

Gillespie’s clutch hit helps lift No. 6 Hartselle over No. 7 Hillcrest

News

City of Priceville breaks ground on event, recreation center

Hartselle

Burleson SPO gifted pair of sunglasses by Drake Eye Center

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