A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Hartselle municipal elections are now a little less than a year away. At this point it appears that they will be hotly contested.
1911-September 18, Pierce Pattillo, through his attorney E. W. Bodley, brought suit today in the law and equity court against J. L. Draper for possession of the officer of commissioner for the town of Hartselle. Pierce contends that Draper is not legally entitled to this office.
1916-September 19, Falkville incumbent Mayor Summerford and his challenger J. N. Powell are waging an active campaign for the top spot in that town's government. The community is evenly divided between the two men.
1910-September 20, W. B. Lindsey and Leldon Day are meeting with supporters and potential backers daily as they compete to be mayor of Hartselle.
1960 – September 21, Grady Long, Orville Tanner, and Robert Street are actively campaigning to succeed John Burleson as Hartselle's mayor.
1920-September 22, A. P. Howell is having it easy at present. He is unopposed for Hartselle mayor. Chester Lee had considered running, but ultimately decided not to.
1940 -September 23, Incumbent Mayor J. P. Hodges and S. M. Nelson are presently engaged in a heated contest to determine which of the two will serve Hartselle as its chief executive during the next four years. (Mayor Hodges was subsequently re-elected by a margin of 18 votes.)
1918 -September 24, Capt. Samuel Blackwell is campaigning vigorously for the office of mayor of Albany, the thriving city to Hartselle's north. Capt. Blackwell, a native of Danville, has not been feeling well of late, however. (He was stricken with paralysis the day of his election and died without ever taking possession of his office.)
1954-September 24, Mrs. Maud Day is growing increasingly infirm. Mrs. Day is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Boger, pioneer residents of Hartselle, and the widow of the late Mayor J. L. Day who died 16 years ago.

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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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