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My story this week is about a person who made a great impact on our county and state. He was a man of many talents, and he wasted no time in putting those talents to use.

He and many of his family were in the education field, and the efforts he put forth in this field made a better life for so many people.

In 1957 he served as principal of Belgreen High School. The senior class of ’57 spoke very highly of him. The Class of ’57 had 16 girls and 15 boys.

Mr. Billy Entrekin recalled what a great principal he was and the positive impact that he made on everyone. Lowell Moore was also a member of the class, and Lowell said, “I feel safe in saying that every member of our class loved and respected him.”

He also served as principal of Phil Campbell High School. When he came to Phil Campbell, he quickly earned the respect of the students and faculty as well.

When the senior class of  ’60 from Phil Campbell celebrated our 50th year class reunion, he was almost as spry and happy as he was 50 years earlier.

He was instrumental in the establishment of Northwest Alabama Sate Junior College and served as its first president. He established programs and promoted the college, making it a great success during his tenure there.

After leaving the education system, he remained active, joining First National Bank, where he served as vice president. He later served Franklin County as a county commissioner.

People loved and appreciated his every effort to make our county a better place to live.

I think Lowell Moore said it best when he said, “I believe he was one of the greatest men I have ever known.”

What an honor to dedicate our story this week to Dr. James Glasgow.

The love he had for all, the good report he left and the influence he had on so many of his students will continue to live on. Our condolences go out to every member of the Glasgow family.

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