A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Famed Hartselle writer William Bradford Huie (1910-1986) has been in the news again recently. Mr. Huie was mentioned frequently in the pages of this newspaper and other state and national publications over many years of a highly distinguished career.
1930-May 8, UA graduating senior William Bradford (Bill) Huie has performed very well as a temporary instructor on the MCHS teaching faculty this semester.
1934-May 8, Although Bill Huie is employed in Birmingham as a reporter for the Birmingham Post, he is making frequent trips back to Hartselle to see Miss Ruth Puckett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Puckett. (Miss Puckett and Mr. Huie were married in the fall of 1934.)
1937-May 9, Alabama, the Magazine of the Deep South, edited and published by Hartselle's William Bradford Huie, is winning praise from many quarters for its in-depth coverage of Alabama politics.
1941-May 10, Hartselle native Bill Huie has been hired as associate editor of American Mercury.
1943-May 11, A commission as a public relations officer in the Civil Engineers' Construction Battalion-the Seabees-has been awarded to Bill Huie. He is currently stationed in Virginia but will ship out overseas in the near future.
1945-May 12, Bill Huie has resumed his association with the American Mercury magazine, now with the elevated titles of editor and publisher.
1952-May 13, Yale graduate and World War II veteran William F. Buckley, Jr., has been added to the staff of Bill Huie's American Mercury. The young Mr. Buckley has the title of associate editor, Mr. Huie's job before his promotion.
1963-May 14, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn, and Keenan Wynn are currently hard at work in the filming of the movie version of Hartselle author William Bradford Huie's brilliant novel, "The Americanization of Emily." It will be released to theatres sometime next year.

Editor's picks

Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Tigers roar in Athens soccer win

Danville

Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

Falkville

Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

At a Glance

Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Azaleas: An Alabama beauty 

Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

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Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

At a Glance

PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

Morgan County

20 under 40: Trey Chowning

Falkville

20 under 40: TJ Holmes

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20 under 40: Spencer Bell

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20 under 40: Shelby Keenum

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20 under 40: Rachel Howard

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20 under 40: Mary Virgina Halbrooks

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