A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
1952–March 20, Ruth Huie, wife of famed Hartselle author William Bradford Huie of New York City, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Josie Puckett. Mr. Huie currently has a popular TV program on the Dumont network.
1929–March 21, The new Keller Memorial Bridge over the Tennessee River at Decatur will be open in the very near future. The impressive structure is named for the late brother of Helen Keller.
1905–March 21, Hartselle readers of Jules Verne were distressed to see in the paper today that he is dangerously sick. He continued writing until recently, when he was obliged to suspend all literary work.
2002–March 21, The Hartselle Chamber of Commerce's John J. Sparkman citizenship award has been presented to Sen. Tommy Ed Roberts.
1937–March 22, Sinclair Lewis's "Dodsworth" is now showing at Hartselle's Strand Theatre.
1885-March 23, The editor of the Hartselle Index is planning to go to Birmingham in the near future to hear the famous divine, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, give a public lecture.
1951–March 23, Doc Francis was in Detroit this week attending a Kaiser-Frazer dealers' meeting called by the company.
1955–March 24, Ralph Pattillo has been selected for Air Force pilot training.
1958–March 25, Judge George C. Wallace will bring his campaign for governor of Alabama to Hartselle tomorrow. Wallace's principal rival is Attorney General John Patterson.
1885-March 26, The dying condition of General and former President Ulysses S. Grant ought to be a warning to tobacco users. Excessive smoking is killing him.
1912–March 26, The Republican convention of the eighth district met in Decatur today. The convention was solid for President William Howard Taft for renomination and reelection. T. P. Wood of Hartselle was selected as a presidential elector. S. L. Sherrill, also of Hartselle, is secretary of the convention.

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Scholarship named after 4-year-old killed by dog; no criminal charges expected  

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Sheriff’s academy open for registration

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Local business launches ‘Play It Forward’ program to support local families  

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UPDATE: Child dies after being attacked by dog in Hartselle

Breaking News

Child attacked by dog in Hartselle

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Local legend retires after 34 years at Hartselle Pizza Hut

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Hartselle soccer teams sweep Morgan County Tournament

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Hartselle gears up for future growth: City seeks input for new comprehensive plan 

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Severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday begins tomorrow

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‘I hope it fuels them’: Hartselle turns focus to next season after Elite Eight loss

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Students advance to final round in 3D CAD competition

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Woman accused of pushing Hartselle woman off cliff writes letter to judge 

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Hartselle Drama makes a splash with “The SpongeBob Musical” 

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Hartselle woman marks 28th anniversary of heart transplant 

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Woman killed in Somerville house fire identified

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Child Safety Conference set for March 5

Editor's picks

Decatur Morgan Hospital getting Safe Haven Baby Box 

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Annual tree giveaway set for March 6 

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Hartselle native joins American Angus Association  

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FlashFiber celebrates 10,000th customer 

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Alleged shooter in murder-for-hire case to stand trial in October 

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Garbage routes altered for Presidents Day

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College Street Players to present magical production of Peter Pan Jr.  

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Hundreds dazzle at annual Cinderella Ball 

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