A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
June 28, 1957-The two churches holding revival services in Hartselle, Bethel Baptist and Hartselle Methodist, have reported large crowds at each service.
June 28, 1957-Mr. and Mrs. Earl Payne left this afternoon for Gulf Shores where they will spend a few days' vacation.
June 29, 1957-Hartselle area senior citizens are now getting an average of $31.46 each month from the federal government and $25.09 from the state as far as their monthly pensions are concerned. This totals out to $56.55. (Some recipients get only a federal or a state check, however.)
June 30, 1957-L. G. Martin, a Hartselle police officer with nearly two decades of service, retired effective at the end of his shift today. Mayor John Burleson praised Martin for his excellent service to the community and "regretted very much" his leaving the force.
June 30, 1957-Mr. and Mrs. William M. Cost and children, Ruth Gayle and Mikie, are in Clanton today to attend a Cost family reunion.
July 1, 1957-B. G. Hall, manager for the Morgan County Exchange since 1945, took a new job today as a Farm Bureau insurance agent. Hall's base of operations continues to be in Hartselle and he will focus mostly on servicing insurance policies.
July 2, 1957-Many Hartselle readers are finding the book "Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious a book they simply can't put down once they start reading it. It's number one on the national best seller list.
July 3, 1957-Here are some prices of produce currently at local grocery stores. Lemons are 23 cents a dozen, cabbage is 5 cents a pound, bananas are 15 cents a pound, and you can get 6 ears of corn for 25 cents.
July 4, 1957-The Highway Patrol reported an accident-less day in Morgan County on this national holiday despite greater than average traffic.
However, Sheriff Jimmie Collier did apprehend three for VPL infractions, two for public drunkenness, and one for safekeeping (insanity).
July 4, 1957-Mr. and Mrs. Doc Jones hosted Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Jones and family, residents of Detroit, at a picnic at the Jones residence on West Chestnut Street.

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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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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