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A look back at water tragedies

In the summer just past – and September felt like it was midsummer – many people enjoyed pleasurable days and hours on or in one ... Read more

6 days ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at Hartselle, Morgan County, North Carolina

There has always been a close association between this area and North Carolina.  Most settlers who moved into what became, in 1819, the state of ... Read more

1 week ago by Bill Stewart.

A look back at campaign speeches

As candidates begin their campaigns for offices up for election next year, many tactics will be employed in the effort to win those votes. One ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at mules

In the period before the introduction of tractors and mechanized farming, mules were essential for any farmer to perform the work tasks he had to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Bill Stewart.

A look back at L&N shops

For many years the largest industrial employer in Morgan County was the Louisville and Nashville Railroad’s boxcar construction shops located in New Decatur – later ... Read more

1 month ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at George Hartsell

The histories of the South and North Alabama Railroad and that of Hartselle are inextricably linked. If there had been no “South and North,” there ... Read more

2 months ago by Bill Stewart.

A look back at corruption

Rankings of states, counties and cities are common items in the news. So are those of colleges and universities.   One of the most recent rankings ... Read more

2 months ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at prominent Morgan County man

There was a prominent man who was born in Morgan County a very long time ago, in the 1820s: Joseph H. Sloss, who should not ... Read more

2 months ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at ‘Hartselle’

The name “Hartselle” is by no means confined to the “City of Southern Hospitality” in north Alabama, nor to the last names of the descendants ... Read more

2 months ago by Bill Stewart.

A Look Back at youth

Benjamin Disraeli, a noted British prime minister during the 19th century, once wrote: “Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.”  Undoubtedly, this ... Read more

3 months ago by Bill Stewart.

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