A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
June 21, 1957-Harold Aldridge, Danville, driving a 1954 Mercury, was involved in a minor auto wreck today. The accident, which happened close to Harold's home, apparently was caused when the car went out of control and afterwards careened into an embankment off the road.
June 22, 1957-Hartselle shoppers in Birmingham today got soaked. The Magic City got four inches of rain during just a few hours, the most in 57 years.
June 22, 1957-Mrs. V. A. Laney and baby daughter, Janet Arlene, were released from Hartselle Hospital this afternoon
June 23, 1957-An unusually good singing convention was held at Friendship church today.
June 24, 1957-Elia Kazan, well known director of such Hollywood films as "On the Waterfront" and "Baby Doll," is presently in the Tennessee Valley to gather background for the filming of William Bradford Huie's book "Mud on the Stars." The novel, one of the early works by the famous Hartselle writer, is a story centering about the formation of the TVA and its effects on the everyday lives of this region's residents.
June 24, 1957-Allegations of a speedtrap in Moulton are widespread at present. Jim Butler, Morgan County representative of AAA, says out-of-state residents are especially being targeted.
One unsuspecting tourist reported that he paid $11 to an officer at the scene and was then let go.
June 25, 1957-The Hartselle City Council met tonight in regular bi-monthly session in the city clerk's office in the new municipal building. The main purpose of the meeting was to air complaints regarding recent paving work done by the city.
June 26, 1957-Four Russian diplomats are currently visiting in Morgan County. Their purpose is to see how the people of the South live and work and to help Americans have a better understanding of the Soviet Union.
June 26, 1957-Mayor John Burleson was in Birmingham tonight to see the Birmingham Barons at Rickwood Field.
June 27, 1957-The average per capita income in Alabama is now about $1,200 annually. This is up from $380 in 1949 and $870 in 1950.
June 27, 1957-Mrs. Opal C. Stewart returned this afternoon from a week's vacation in Belle Plane, Kans., her birthplace.
June 27, 1957-The Oak Ridge MYF surprised Pvt. Lewis Wynn, Camp Gordon, Ga., with a "send-off" party tonight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Kirby. MYF treasurer Harold Thompson presented Pvt. Wynn with a Bible at the close of the night's activities.

Editor's picks

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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Planned Hartselle library already piquing interest 

Brewer

Students use practical life skills at Morgan County 4-H competition

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After 13 years underground, the cicadas are coming 

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Hartselle students collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House

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Priceville students design art for SRO’s police car 

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Hartselle Junior Thespians excel at state festival 

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$15k raised for community task force at annual banquet  

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