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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 15, 1957-”It’s Great to be Crazy”-at least the members of the Danville High School junior class think so. This was the title of the play they presented in the gym tonight.
March 16, 1957-The MCHS seniors sponsored a bake sale today at the old city hall for the purpose of raising money for their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
March 17, 1957-The annual all-day singing at McKendree today was a big success. In addition to the class singing, specials were performed by the Jolly Five Quartet and the O. A. Parris family. Arthur Lee has chaired this event for many years.
March 17, 1957-Rev. John Havener, the pastor, used the topic “My Master’s Cross and Mine” at Piney Grove Christian Church this morning.
March 18, 1957-There was a shocking discovery at the Hartselle sewerage disposal system this afternoon-the body of a white female baby floating against a disposal screen. Lewis C. (Pinky) Brown, the Morgan County coroner, surmises that the baby, presumably born four months before normal delivery, had initially been tossed into a sewerage manhole.
March 18, 1957-The Hartselle Tigers started baseball practice here today before beginning a nine-game schedule in April. Unfortunately, last year’s graduations have taken their toll on the Tigers.
Pitcher Scotty Grammar, an ace moundsman, is now in college.
Others absent include shortstop Charles Lambert, first basemen Allen Stephenson, and utility man Ike Groover. First string players back include Norris Turney, Kenneth Conner, Billy Lindsey, Brownie Dean, Rassie Wallace and Bobby Hargett.
March 18, 1957-State officials were here this morning looking over potential sites for a new elementary school. (The location ultimately chosen became Crestline Elementary.)
March 19, 1957-The MCHS football squad began spring training today.
March 20, 1957-Eight children riding a bus to MCS were injured this morning when the vehicle rammed into the rear end of a large tractor-trailer truck. The driver of the bus was a 16-year-old student at the Hartselle school who said his brakes failed him.
March 21, 1957-Elia Kazan’s production of Tennessee Williams’ boldest story, “Baby Doll,” premiered locally tonight at the Strand Theatre.

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Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

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Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

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Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

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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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Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

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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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