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A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
May 10, 1957-Quite a number of Morgan County people were in Cullman today for "King Pharr Day" held at the plant that not only employs people from both counties but also buys a wide variety of produce from growers in both. At the height of the season as many as 600 people work at the Cullman plant.
May 11, 1957-The Chemstrand Corp. will launch a top-flight new situation comedy series next season starring Joan Caulfield titled "Sally" on NBC. The show will promote Acrilan, the world's most modern clothing fabric. This is one show that Hartselle employees of Chemstrand will be sure to watch.
May 12, 1957-Dean Jones, a Morgan County native now in the movies in Hollywood, sang a special tribute to Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter on tonight's Steven Allen Show. Also appearing on the same program were Evangelist Billy Graham and actress Talulah Bankhead, another Alabamian.
May 13, 1957-Almost 150 students from Hartselle Elementary, Collins, Flint, and Plainview who will attend MCHS for the first time next year were visitors there today. Billy Don Aldridge, incoming student council president, was assisted by seventh grade class president, Suzanne Drinkard, and Maxye Gibson who gave the invocation.
May 14, 1957-The Hartselle city council met for over four hours tonight. A grievance about "drag racing" within the city prompted the council to warn that this practice must end immediately. The city is also looking for an additional policeman to enforce the law. He will make $2,080 annually. The council also voted to give a $5 per week raise to firemen.
May 15, 1957-There was an escape of five prisoners from the Morgan County jail last night. Neither the sheriff nor his deputies were on duty at the time the men fled from the lockup.
May 15, 1957-Hartselle firemen don't know how it started but a blaze quickly swept through the unoccupied 40-year-old Harold Parker home last night just a few days after its invalid occupant (Mr. Parker's mother) had moved to a rest home.
May 15, 1957-Dr. and Mrs. David Chandler are the proud parents of a new baby boy born today at Block-Chandler Hospital.
May 16, 1957-The University of Miami is a cinch to be admitted to the Southeastern Conference, Auburn is the No. 1 team in his book, and the Alabama Crimson Tide is in for more lumps. These were predictions made to an area civic club today by Alf Van Hoose, sports writer with the Birmingham News.

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Hartselle students to perform outdoor concert Saturday

Country News

Town-wide yardsale draws hundreds

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Mural, mural on the wall

Falkville

Town of Falkville to hold Star Spangled Day July 1  

Editor's picks

Celebrating 70 years  

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Garrison elected president of state League of Municipalities 

Hartselle

College Street Players to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  

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Hartselle man charged with abuse of 5-year-old

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Congrats, grads!  

At a Glance

Lunch and Learn scheduled for June 5, July 10

At a Glance

City adjusts garbage routes for holiday

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East Morgan tag office closed this week 

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A century of learning: Three educators retire from Crestline Elementary 

Decatur

Police: Lead used to poison chiropractor’s wife may have come from his Decatur office

Danville

Lady Hawks advance to state tournament

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for K-Love’s artist, group and song of the year 

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SAR honors Hartselle educator 

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Miracle moments: Softball league allows individuals with special needs to play sports 

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Hartselle alum selected as Crimsonette captain

News

Secret Service, US Marshalls aid in arrest of Hartselle man 

News

Morgan County students promote Mental Health Fest

Hartselle

Home runs, family fun

News

Hartselle students present Good Character expo 

Hartselle

Local students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi  

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