A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
April 5, 1957-The Morgan County Board of Education is borrowing $25,000 to help meet emergency school needs here. These funds, along with $20,000 previously designated for Hartselle schools, will make possible both a band room at MCHS and a lunchroom at Hartselle Elementary School.
February 28, 1957-Plant space is to be doubled at Hartselle’s Mitchell Industries. This prominent firm is now manufacturing and fabricating a large number of the metal parts which go into stage construction jobs throughout the country.
April 6, 1957-Purchase was made today of a five-room house at 1005 West Main Street to be used at present for assemblies of the Central Christian Church. Worship services are patterned from New Testament Christianity.
April 7, 1957-Floyd Anderson, Jack Hoffhaus, and Horace Roberts have been awarded honorary memberships in the MCHS chapter of FFA in recognition of their efforts to improve the standard of living of farmers in this area.
April 8, 1957-”Tornado alley,” the name given to southern Morgan County because of the prevalence of storms in this area, was struck again this morning. Two twisters touched down long enough to injure 25-30 people and inflict massive property damage. The greatest losses were sustained in the Roundtop community, Florette, Eva, Lacon, and Center Grove.
April 9, 1957-Power has now been restored in the Eva and Lacon communities following yesterday’s tornadoes.
April 9, 1957-Sgt. W. B. Little of the state highway patrol reports that approximately 400 persons were made homeless in Morgan County by Monday’s tornadoes.
April 9, 1957-Many Hartselle teens were piling into their cars tonight to take advantage of the Sunset Drive-in Theatre’s first “buck night.” During buck nights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, each vehicle gets in for $1, no matter how many occupants. There is also a double feature on each of these nights.
April 10, 1957—Shirley Walker has been selected as “Miss FHA” and Saralene Bridges as “FFA Sweetheart” by the groups’ members.
April 11, 1957—The city fathers, in response to numerous complaints, are having the police patrol West Main Street more closely to curb speeding, especially in the area of the locker plant and Piggly Wiggly.

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

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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