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September 28, 2012 by Marvin Nuby (Register to contact)

The Falkville High School Class will be celebrating our 40th Reunion Saturday, September 29th at The Freight House Resturant in Hartselle.

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Falkville cross country team goes distance for boy battling cancer  WAFF

Falkville High School's cross country team ran for something other than accolades Friday.



Man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” charged with harassment of Falkville student  CW39 Houston

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. -- A man from Washington State is at the Morgan County Jail after an alleged string of bizarre behavior across the country led him to ...



‘Piggyback Bandit’ visit to Falkville leads to change in school pep rallies  WHNT News 19

FALKVILLE, Ala. - Morgan County Schools are changing the open nature of its pep rallies after a Washington state man was arrested for jumping on a football ...



FALKVILLE 48, PRICEVILLE 28: No punts in win for Falkville  The Decatur Daily

FALKVILLE — Class 1A Falkville remained unbeaten, fueled by an offense that scored touchdowns every time it stepped on the field against visiting Class 4A ...



'Piggyback Bandit' accused of jumping on teenagers' back arrested  The Independent

A man dubbed the “Piggyback Bandit” has been arrested after he allegedly jumped on the back of a high school footballer. Sherwin Shayegan, 35, mounted the ...



FALKVILLE 70, COOSA CHRISTIAN 27: Dove's big night leads Blue Devils to win  The Decatur Daily

FALKVILLE — Falkville quarterback Aaron Dove passed for 493 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions in a 70-27 win over Coosa Christian on Friday ...



Falkville teacher one of top 16 in state when not busy cheering on Auburn  The Decatur Daily

There are two sides to teacher Ashley Holmes. One side of her is on display daily in her agriscience class at Falkville High School. The other Holmes is part of ...



Apparent tornado in Falkville caught on camera  whnt.com

https://www.facebook.com/whntnews19/videos/10155479064521045/ FALKVILLE, Ala. - We tracked a tornado-warned storm that went right through Falkville on ...



'Piggyback Bandit' arrested for harassment in Alabama  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sherwin Shayegan, 35, was arrested Sunday on accusations of jumping on the back of a Falkville (Ala.) High School student in an attempt to get a piggyback ...



Former Falkville High School teacher’s aide accused of having sex with student  whnt.com

HARTSELLE, Ala. - Police say a Huntsville man is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student at Falkville High School. David Thomas Solomon, 25, was ...



“Piggy Back Bandit” arrested in Alabama  WSFA

A 35 year old Washington man was arrested in Alabama after strange behavior at a Falkville High School pep-rally. Sherwin Shayegan allegedly jumped on a ...



Morgan County: Wi-Fi addition could push more students to career technical education  The Decatur Daily

Morgan County Schools is expanding its technology footprint, a change that's giving students access to academic assignments they otherwise wouldn't have, ...



“Piggyback Bandit” suspect to be extradited to New Jersey following court hearing  WHNT News 19

FALKVILLE, Ala. -- The Falkville Police Department said no further charges will be added to 35-year-old Sherwin Shayegan. Police charged Shayegan with ...



Morgan Co. Schools officials react to Ten Commandments Amendment  WAAY

On November 6th, you'll decide at the polls whether or not you want the Ten Commandments to be displayed on government properties and at public schools.



48 Fever  WAFF

One week ago, the Fyffe Red Devils took home the state football championship. On Friday, some of the players and coaches spoke about the big win. By ...



Dennis Morris named Falkville High School principal - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Charley Gaines. Hartselle Enquirer. The Morgan County Board of Education welcomed new members, congratulated those moving into other roles within the ...



Falkville teacher's aide and victim had Facebook contact before sex  AL.com

An affidavit alleges that David Thomas Solomon, 25, and the 17-year-old victim had been communicating on Facebook for several weeks before the sex took ...



Disciplinary hearing set for teacher on sex charge; court reinstates criminal charges against Witt  The Decatur Daily

After intervention by two different appellate courts, a teacher charged more than two years ago with having sex with students faces possible termination from ...



Morgan County rabies vaccination event to be held Saturday - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

By Rebekah Martin Hartselle Enquirer Local veterinarians will do their part to combat rabies in Morgan County this Saturday. Dr. Steven Osborne of Osborne ...



Appeals court reverses ruling that calls Alabama teacher-student sex ban unconstitutional  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. -- Two criminal cases have been sent back to Morgan County Circuit Court. An appeals court reversed a judge's decision that found Alabama's ...



Falkville's Ryan Sullivan overcame huge obstacles to be a winner  The Decatur Daily

FALKVILLE — Graduation tonight at Falkville High School will be an emotional experience for a lot of people.



REELTOWN 33, FALKVILLE 13: Blue Devils can't escape early hole  The Decatur Daily

FALKVILLE — Falkville fell behind early and never overcame the deficit as the Blue Devils lost to Reeltown 33-13 Friday in the first round of the Class 2A state ...



2018 Tennessee Valley high school graduation ceremony dates and times  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- WHNT has compiled a list of most Tennessee Valley high school's graduation ceremony with their date and time. They are listed ...



Falkville High School graduation 2014 - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Falkville High School's graduation ceremony was held Thurs. May 29 at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.



UPDATE: Second detour on I65 in the works, interstate still closed - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Public Information Officer for the Alabama Department of Transportation Seth Burkett issued an update on the closure of I65 this morning. Burkett said the bridge ...



Know your ballot: statewide amendments to be decided Nov. 6 - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

By Spencer Good For the Enquirer Alabama voters will head to the polls Nov. 6 to decide on a number of statewide amendments as well as elect local leaders.



Prep softball: Preview of area teams | High School  The Decatur Daily

Austin. Coach: Brian Wakefield. Preview: The Black Bears lost a lot of experience from last year's team that went 34-16 and advanced to the regional. There is ...



Morgan judge dismisses sex-with-student cases; one involved Decatur High's Witt  The Decatur Daily

In an order that could have statewide ramifications, a Morgan County judge today dismissed charges against two defendants charged with violating a law ...



These 15 public high schools are the best for athletes in Alabama  AL.com

Who has game? lgore@al.com. Hoover High School.jpg. Prescotte Stokes III | pstokes@al.com. What Alabama schools are the best for athletes?



Cullman County teen killed in crash  WAAY

A 16-year-old from Cullman County died in an early morning crash Tuesday outside Vinemont, Alabama State Troopers reported.



11 tornadoes confirmed across the Tennessee Valley  WAFF

After surveying the damage the National Weather *Service* in Huntsville has confirmed that there were 11 tornadoes from Monday's storms.



Carrie Witt resigns as Decatur High teacher  The Decatur Daily

The day before her scheduled due process hearing with Decatur City Schools' Board of Education, Carrie Cabri Witt resigned as a teacher at Decatur High.



Witt will remain on DCS payroll until board hearing  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur teacher who has received more than $128000 in salary and benefits since her arrest March 21, 2016, for allegedly having sex with a student will ...



'They lied to us:' Investigator says sheriff's office was untruthful in probe of warden, blogger  AL.com

An investigator testified today that Morgan County Sheriff's Office officials "lied" and provided "piecemeal" evidence to have the fired jail warden arrested during ...



Decatur teacher on leave may get another pay raise  The Decatur Daily

A Decatur teacher who was charged with two counts of a school employee having sex with a student may get a $1270 pay raise if the proposed state education ...



Donations Enable Falkville To Hire School Resource Officer  whnt.com

FALKVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - In the Morgan County Town of Falkville, there wasn't enough money last year to hire a school resource officer. So police officers in ...



Local candidates clinch Morgan County, statewide races - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

By Lauren Jackson Hartselle Enquirer Voters turned out across Alabama yesterday for the statewide primary election. The election will pave the way to the ...



Cooper named new principal at Hartselle High - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Dr. Dee Dee Jones announced Brad Cooper as the new principal of Hartselle High School at the Hartselle City Schools Board meeting Thursday. Cooper will ...



16 finalists named for 2018-19 Alabama Teacher of the Year  WSFA

The Alabama State Department of Education has released names of the 16 finalists in the running for the 2018-19 Alabama Teacher of the Year award.



Here are the 16 finalists for 2018-19 Alabama Teacher of the Year  Alabama Today

"Highly-skilled, dedicated, and caring teachers are essential to achieving excellence and in preparing our nation's next generation of outstanding professionals."



New apartment complex hosting ribbon cutting - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Rivers Edge Apartments will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on site Dec. 4. The event will begin 11 a.m. and will have refreshments.



Prep Schedule | Sports | decaturdaily.com  The Decatur Daily

Football. All games at 7 p.m.. Today. Sparkman at Austin. Decatur at Muscle Shoals. Hartselle at Columbia. Colbert Heights at Decatur Heritage. Coosa Christian ...



New Lawrence County High band director hired  The Decatur Daily

MOULTON — Sidney Hearn will begin work as the new Lawrence County High School band director Monday, 14 days after Donald Settles' resignation.



WMU to sponsor 'Swamp John's' dinner - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Members of the WMU of First Baptist Church Falkville will sponsor a Swamp John's dinner at the church, Fri., Aug. 23, from 4 until 7 p.m. Fish, shrimp and ...



Meet the teacher: Erica Eaton instills love of science - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

By Lauren Estes-Velez Hartselle Enquirer Patience and selflessness are some things Erica Eaton is known for as both a teacher and within her family.



Fired Morgan County Jail warden arrested for tampering with government records  AL.com

The fired Morgan County Jail warden who is accused of leaking information to a blogger now faces a misdemeanor charge of tampering with governmental ...



Mental health services come to Hartselle - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Capstone Medical Resources will soon be taking up residence in the old North Alabama Psychiatric Building off Highway 31 in Hartselle. Capstone is a mental ...



Is Alabama's school employee-student sex law constitutional? A judge will decide  AL.com

After hearing oral arguments this afternoon about the constitutionality of Alabama's law prohibiting school employees from having sex with students, Morgan ...



Falkville Championship Rings Lost In UPS Plane Crash  whnt.com

FALKVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - There were literally thousands of packages on the UPS cargo plane that crashed in Birmingham this week. One box, in particular, ...



New kayaking store to open on Main Street - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The Kayak Store will be opening September 15 in Downtown Hartselle. The store will offer mid-range to higher end kayaks as well as rentals and accessories for ...



Morgan County Association names top cattlemen - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Lauren Estes-Velez Hartselle Enquirer The Morgan County Cattlemen's Association conducted its annual banquet at Hartselle High School Jan. 13.



Hartselle Historical Society goes 'down memory lane' - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The Hartselle Historical Society will be hosting Down Memory Lane in conjunction with Depot Days . The event will take place September 10 at the ...



Local company expands to offer additional services - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle Sporting Goods has been in business for about 20 years. According to store manager Leanne Early, the business has also recently expanded to offer ...



Morgan County, Hartselle hope new high schools lure more residents, high-tech businesses (Outlook 2013)  al.com

MORGAN COUNTY, Alabama -- In the game of economic development, Hartselle is in the midst of a rare triple play on par with the seven state baseball ...



Moulton teacher charged with having sex with student | Local News  Times Daily

MOULTON — A Moulton Middle School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon for alleged sexual misconduct with a high school student, according to ...



Hartselle Junior High to present Disney play - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Lauren Estes-Velez Hartselle Enquirer The Hartselle Junior High drama department's spring play for 2018 will be a Disney tribute. Students will be performing ...



High school graduation ceremonies scheduled across the Tennessee Valley  whnt.com

Students across the Tennessee Valley are wrapping up the school year. Classes for many seniors are already over; now they're just waiting to make that walk ...



Halbrooks reinstated, suspended with pay pending second appeal - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Tommy Halbrooks, director of Public Works for the City of Hartselle, was briefly reinstated to his position Wednesday and then suspended with back pay pending ...



Sweet dreams - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Local non-profit chapter builds beds for those in need Our beds can be a place of sanctuary, a place to look forward to at the end of the day. For many local ...



George W Miller - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Funeral for George W. Miller, Attorney at Law, 67, of Falkville will be Wed. (today), Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robin Lambert ...



Somerville Baptist Church to host Bobby Bowden, recognize local football teams - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Somerville Baptist Church will host former Florida State University head coach Bobby Bowden at their Tailgate Sunday September 23. The event will take place ...



Hartselle woman's bail reduced in murder-for-hire scheme  The Decatur Daily

A Hartselle woman charged with hiring someone to kill her husband had her bail reduced from $500000 to $30000 Monday by Morgan County Circuit Court ...



Sherman Blackstone Powell Jr. - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

March 3, 2011 Funeral for Sherman Blackstone Powell Jr., 66, of Falkville will be Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at Falkville First United Methodist Church with Bros.



Alabama sheriff due in federal court this week for contempt hearing about inmate meals  AL.com

The removal of $160,000 from the Morgan County Jail inmate food fund has landed Sheriff Ana Franklin a contempt hearing in federal court this week.



Matthew Wilson, Esq. - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Matthew Wilson Esq. Birmingham Funeral *service* for J. Matthew Wilson Esq., 34, was March 3 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Hartselle with the Rev. Dr. Gary ...



Valley Rubber adds 30 jobs, new facility - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Valley Rubber in Falkville is adding 30 new jobs to work in its new 43000 square-foot facility on Buster Road.



Hartselle Tigers broadcast on NFHS - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The advancement of technology continues to impress, and Hartselle High School is using it to its full advantage.



21 arrested, 8 wanted in roundup - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Twenty-one people were arrested and eight more are still at large following a lengthy narcotics investigation involving numerous suspects. Sheriff Ana Franklin ...



Cold Springs track coach gives back section trophy after noticing scoring mistake  Press-Register - al.com

Falkville High School track coach Keith Wilemon said his rival coach Clay Campbell of Cold Springs High School proved something Wilemon already knew ...



Thompson signs scholarship with CCC - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Falkville High School pitcher/shortstop Jessie Thompson signed a letter of intent to play softball for Calhoun Community College on Monday afternoon.



Teachers, support person of the year announced - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

For the first time, three male Morgan County School's employees were named teacher, elementary teacher and support person of the year for 2017.



Meet the teacher - Emma White - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

For anyone familiar with the Danville community or school, one name will always come to mind: Emma White. For over 40 years, she has worked as a teacher in ...



Moulton Middle teacher accused of illegal sex with student  The Decatur Daily

MOULTON — A Moulton Middle School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon for alleged sexual misconduct with a high school student, according to ...



VBS across the county - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Lauren Estes-Velez. Hartselle Enquirer. Each summer, Vacation Bible School is enjoyed at many churches, with participation in the hundreds or more as an ...



Walker turning heads at a young age - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Caleb Suggs. Hartselle Enquirer. If you follow basketball in Morgan County, chances are you might have heard the name Jenna Walker. Walker is a soon to be ...



Daystar Hartselle to hold annual egg drop Saturday - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

By Rebekah Martin Hartselle Enquirer Members of the Hartselle campus of Daystar Church will gather Saturday to try to break the world record for the number of ...



Sex case against teacher dismissed  Tuscaloosa News

The criminal sex case against a former Brookwood High School teacher has been dismissed.Katherine Nelson, 31, was charged in March 2016 with being a ...



Wallace State's Talent Search program recognizes students with annual TRIO Day celebration  Wallace State News

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State Community College's Talent Search department celebrated its annual TRIO Day recently, inviting participating students ...



DPD arrests local woman for drug distribution - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Lauren Estes-Velez Hartselle Enquirer In early 2017, members of the Decatur Police Department's Organized Crime Unit conducted a narcotics investigation ...



New principal named at Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy  Tuscaloosa News

On Sept. 8, Ava Morton will take the helm as the Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy's new principal.She replaces Kathleen Hughston, who retired ...



Hartselle hosting basketball camp - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The Hartselle basketball program is set to host another basketball camp this summer beginning May 30th.



Teens lose lives in go-cart accident - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Randy Garrison. Hartselle Enquirer. For the third Monday in a row Morgan County students went to school knowing they had lost friends over the weekend.



HHS graduates over 250 - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

A rainy day moved Hartselle's 103rd graduation commencement into the Hartselle High School gym for the first time.



No Fences Cowboy Church to host Day of the Cowboy - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The third annual Day of the Cowboy Western Heritage Day will be held October 16, 17 and 18 at the Morgan County Sheriff's Posse Grounds.



Burks Memorial run sees over 400 participants - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The Hartselle Junior High School IMPACT program hosted the first annual Jennifer Burks Memorial 5k Saturday with success.



Selma readies to welcome thousands to state track meet - The Selma Times‑Journal  Selma Times-Journal

“It's big deal. There are 194 schools that are eligible to participate and I would expect we will see 90 percent of them here this weekend,” Selma Parks and ...



19 from area arrested in drug round-up - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Nineteen residents living in Hartselle and surrounding areas of Morgan County were arrested Thursday during a Morgan County Drug Task Force roundup of ...



SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: PHS baseball coaches look for newcomers to fill gaps left by 7 seniors - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Priceville's Class 4A Bulldogs logged an uncharacteristic season in 2014, falling to a 16-20 record and failing to get out of their area for the first time in eight ...



Hartselle Police Department Arrest Reports for the week of 07/24/2017 through 07/31/2017 - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Sapp, Dalton Thomas, 03/13/199, of Hartselle was arrested for possession of marijuana in the second degree and illegal possession of prescription drugs.



Marijuana seized, 5 arrested following drug investigation - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

The Morgan County Sheriff's Drug Task Force has seized 29 marijuana plants and about two pounds of loose marijuana Oct. 5-9 following an investigation near ...



HJHS presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle Junior High School and Hartselle High School will present “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” this weekend.



Chaney signs with Lawson State - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Caleb Suggs. Hartselle Enquirer. It has been a huge year for Priceville High School as they have undergone many changes. The biggest change of course was ...



Domestic situation led to drug arrests, hospitalization - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

A domestic disturbance on Nov. 2 at a Hartselle home led to the arrest of seven people on drug related charges and the hospitalization of one woman from a ...



Alabama Teacher-Student Sex Law Ruled Unconstitutional  Wall Street Journal

An Alabama judge has struck down the state's ban on sexual contact between teachers and students under age 19, ruling that the 2010 statute criminalizing ...



Softball all-stars to compete at state - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle will be represented by five USSSA all-star softball teams in state competition at Liberty Park in Birmingham Thurs. through Sat., Jun 27-29.



The 'Katy-Did' crash - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Dr. Herman Stringer of Hartselle is on a mission to have a state historic marker placed at Parker's Gap in southwest Morgan County in memory of eight airmen ...



Ready for alcohol - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

City hall receives four alcohol applications on opening day. Lauren Estes. Hartselle Enquirer. The Hartselle City hall received four alcohol license applications ...



First legal alcohol sales occur in Hartselle - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Lauren Estes, Hartselle Enquirer. The first legal alcohol sale took place just before 10 a.m. at the Hartselle Exxon Gas Station at the corner of Highway 31 and ...



Barker's journey to Troy - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

When Kaleb Barker was a young boy he dreamed of playing college football, not unlike many other boys, but this past week he accepted the offer to play football ...



Hartselle Medical Center to close Jan. 31 - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle Medical Center will close at the end of January, according to a press release sent minutes ago.



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