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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Controversies related to the filling of positions in city government have been intense recently. The mayor and council are continually making decisions that have the potential for arousing considerable citizen hostility.
1952 – August 21, City council candidates are finding the question of Sunday night movies to be one of the most vexing they are having to deal with this campaign season. Some are saying that it would be better to have the controversy settled by a vote of the people. The Ranch Drive-in Theatre plans to begin Sunday night films soon.
2000 – August 22, Political newcomer Clifton P. (Clif) Knight came within 200 votes of winning the mayor's race outright and will face former Mayor Samie Wiley in the September 12 runoff election. Knight collected 1,494 votes for 47 percent of the mayoral ballots cast. Wiley claimed the nod from 1,084 voters for 34 percent of the vote. Knight, the former Enquirer co-owner, covered city council meetings for many years as part of his responsibilities at the paper.
1926 – S. E. Gibson is currently serving as Mayor of Hartselle. He succeeded from the council to the mayorship when Mayor Leldon Day resigned due to pressing business.
1940- August 23, Capt. Joe Burleson is currently a candidate for the city council. His ability to continue as a candidate will be strongly influenced by the probable mobilization of the National Guard.
1954 – August 24, Gordon Groover will succeed Luther Roberts on the Hartselle city council. This decision by the remaining members of the board came tonight.
1963 – August 25, The city council will decide soon whether or not Hartselle's drinking water should be fluoridated.
1972 – August 26, The city council will vote in the near future to approve or disapprove plans for a new community center the estimated cost of which is $500,000.
1957 – August 27, The problem of speeding in Hartselle, especially on Bethel Road, will be discussed by the city council when it meets in regular session tonight in the new municipal building. One possible solution would be to use motorcycle policemen. Due to the City's lack of funds this idea probably wouldn't be feasible at this time, however.

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Sheffield is officer of quarter 

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Fourth grade rocks 4-H 

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‘Jesus Revolution’: Priceville couple serve as extras in upcoming faith-based film  

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Finding Your Future draws crowd

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Lacey’s Spring man allegedly entered neighbor’s house, abused sleeping woman

Hartselle

Crestwood Shopping Center sold to Florida investment company

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Chamber’s State of the County breakfast set for February

Hartselle

Making progress

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Judge’s choice  

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Sheriff gets OK to hire part-time jailers

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Hartselle Drama Gala returns Saturday

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Annual tree giveaway to be held March 1

Eva

Shaddix, Hopkins named Morgan Teachers of the Year  

Morgan County

Fundraising kicks off for 120-foot Morgan cross

Morgan County

Stadthagen named to three legislative committees  

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Morgan’s jobless rate among lowest statewide  

Falkville

Looking ahead: Growth on horizon for Hartselle, surrounding area  

Hartselle

American Legion Post 52 hosts annual speech contest 

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Falkville man killed in crash

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Somerville shooting victim identified

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Morgan students graduate from JSU

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Hartselle Educator Hall of Fame to induct six  

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Flying high: Hartselle senior is dual enrolled in aviation program 

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Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to invalidate hiring of new Hartselle superintendent 

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