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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Jan. 4, 1957—Mr. and Mrs. Ray Howell moved into their beautiful new brick home on East Main Street today. Taking the old Howell home were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burks, formerly of Huntsville. Mr. Burks is a druggist at Gilchrist Pharmacy.
Jan. 4, 1957—Coal can now be bought around the clock, day or night, at Hartselle Ice &Coal Co., thanks to a new automatic vending machine installed at his business by J. C. Stroup.
Jan. 5, 1957— At this point early in 1957 there are more than 200 employees of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency who commute daily from homes in Morgan County to Huntsville, plus 28 contractor workers. Maj. Gen. John B. Medaris is commander of ABMA.
Jan. 6, 1957—Elvis Presley passed his pre-induction physical in Memphis today. Many Hartselle girls are already dreading when Elvis will be a part of the U.S. Army and probably sent overseas.
Jan. 7, 1957—The Morgan County Board of Registrars is in session at the courthouse for two weeks beginning today to sign up new voters.
Jan. 7, 1957—The junior Girl Ambassadors of the First Baptist Church held their first meeting of 1957 this afternoon in the home of Jane Wesson.
Jan. 8, 1957—Harold Ray Williams was hired as a Hartselle fireman by the city council in session tonight. He will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Comer Henderson who was fire chief. W. B. Halbrooks, already a fireman, was elevated to the chief’s position.
Hartselle now has 16 firefighters, four full-time and 12 volunteers.
Jan. 8, 1957—State Senator Joe Calvin spoke to the Hartselle Kiwanis Club tonight on the subject of “Morality in Government.” (The talk was a brief one.)
Jan. 9, 1957—Veteran Hartselle Postmaster John T. Cooper will retire from this position in the very near future.
Jan. 10, 1957—Robert W. Clemons has taken over the ownership and management of the Star Market on Main Street as successor to his father, D. P. Clemons. The senior Mr. Clemons, a groceryman for 29 years, has taken this action because of declining health.
Jan. 10, 1957— Mahlon A. Hartselle, Jr., is the new sales representative for Allstate Insurance in Morgan County.

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Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

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Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

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Hartselle students participate in character expo

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Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

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Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

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Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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