A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
March 22, 1957-Star Market is offering three bags of Country Gentleman tobacco for 29 cents. Smokers are limited to six bags.
March 22, 1957-Saralene Bridges has been selected the MCHS FFA group as their “sweetheart.”
March 23, 1957-If Birmingham residents are representative of the state at-large, most Alabamians would like for daylight savings (or “fast”) time to be used this year. A decisive majority who responded to a recent newspaper poll supported DST.
March 23, 1957-Rev. J. R. Havener has resumed the pastorate of the Piney Grove Christian Church near Falkville. He served the congregation in this capacity a couple of years ago.
March 24, 1957-Dean Jones, MGM star, singer, and Morgan County native, appeared on Steve Allen’s Los Angeles-based TV show tonight.
March 24, 1957-Mrs. Clara Newman, her mother, Mrs. J. L. Praytor, and her son, Tommy, moved this afternoon into their new home just completed on Short Street.
March 25, 1957-Hartselle property owners currently living on unpaved streets who would like to get them hard-surfaced this summer need to sign petitions indicating their willingness to be assessed to pay for this work.
March 26, 1957-The junior class at MCHS presented the play “The Little Dog Laughed” at Riddle auditorium tonight. The cast included Mary Orr, Don Summerford, Sylvia Stephenson, Martha Hartselle, Martha Stewart, Charter Nicholson, Patsy Alexander, Billy Don Aldridge, Gary Vest, Janice Templeton, Joy Turney, Shirley Garrison, and Lee Block.
March 27, 1957-What is the reading public of Hartselle now enjoying? The number one novel is “Payton Place” by Grace Metalious and leading in the nonfiction category is “The FBI Story,” chronicling the career of longtime Director J. Edgar Hoover.
March 28, 1957-The state board of education has approved new textbooks for use in the public schools for the 1957-58 school year.
Choices included three recently updated versions of the old McGuffy readers used by both the parents and grandparents of the present generation of students.
The board of education also OK’d an increase in student fees at the Troy, Livingston, Jacksonville, and Florence State Teachers Colleges up to $50 a year.

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

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Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

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Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

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Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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