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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Campaigning for city elective offices is intensifying preparatory to the August elections.
1886 -July 22, The elections in the average small Alabama town create more interest frequently than the great contests in state and nation. The races are generally free for alls, and the entries numerous. So deceitful are the dear people, that Mr. Candidate is led to believe he's the best man in town by several hundred majority. This makes him very polite and affable-at least until after the election rolls around.
1984 -July 22, Mayor Don Brown, the incumbent, and John D. Long, the former city chief executive, are accelerating their campaigns as election day approaches. These two were selected for run-off slots in the initial July 10 balloting.
1972 -July 23, John D. Long is facing stiff competition from Bill Gardner and Bruce Johnson to keep his position as Hartselle's chief executive. Voters will have their say when they go to the polls on August 8.
1968 -July 24, Former Mayor Grady Long would like to return to his old job. However, if John D. Long and Melvin Black have their way this won't happen.
1960 -July 25, A. A. Oden, Hartselle accountant, plans to qualify soon to run for a position on the city council. The Oden family have participated in Hartselle civic affairs since its founding.
1956 -July 26, Falkville's next mayor will be either D. L. St. John or John Loud.
1944 -July 27, Ben F. Bean and G. P. Frost both announced their candidacies for membership on the Hartselle board of aldermen today.
1976 -July 27, The Hartselle city council has empowered Mayor John D. Long to enter an agreement with Joe Wheeler Electric to put in street lights in the Mason Acres subdivision.
1980 -July 28, Paul Weinman and Down Brown are vying to become Hartselle's first full-time mayor. Who will get to fulfill his aspirations depends on the outcome of tomorrow's runoff. Kenneth Thompson faces incumbent Mayor John D. Long in the race for place three on the city council.

Editor's picks

Cheers to the golden years: Columbia Cottage honors two centenarians 

Eva

Eva celebrates annual Frontier Days

Hartselle

Hartselle man guilty of rape of juvenile 

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Hartselle Police Department looks to fill six positions  

Falkville

Falkville sets agenda for 25th fall festival 

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New manufacturing program at Hartselle, Limestone schools 

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Home Sweet Hartselle mural painted on Sparkman Street

Hartselle

Hartselle woman named to Inno under 25 

Hartselle

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Stars Over Hollywood prom 

Hartselle

Crowd gathers for 41st annual Depot Days 

Decatur

A heart for the arts: Hartselle art program receives River Clay grant

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Chiropractor released after charge of poisoning wife back in jail  

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Morgan employees in line for 5 percent pay hike  

Hartselle

Chiropractor charged with poisoning wife released on bond 

Editor's picks

Hartselle homecoming kick-off showcases school spirit

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Depot Days returns Saturday  

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Fitness Court unveiled at Sparkman Park  

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Hartselle man allegedly poisoned wife with lead in murder attempt  

Hartselle

Crestline students enjoy third annual Ag Day

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Highway 36 reopens east of Hartselle 

At a Glance

Hartselle man eludes police, arrested on possession charges

Breaking News

Hartselle man arrested for attempted murder of wife

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In the community: Highflying fun

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Hartselle City Schools second graders kick off civic education

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