A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
July 26, 1957-Leatha Jane Summerford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Summerford, Falkville 2, spent last weekend with the Vernon Sharp family in Somerville.
July 27, 1957-The Morgan County Farm Bureau met here today in their annual get-together. About 300 members were in attendance for this event.
July 27, 1957-Hartselle residents were baffled by a loud blast late this morning. Some thought a jet plane had crashed while others speculated that a missile test was going on at Redstone. Actually, the cause of the tremor was blasting going on in a rock quarry at Whitesburg, near Huntsville.
July 27, 1957-Mrs. Y. A. McCall, Mary Frances McCall, Mrs. A. E. Barnes, and Doris Roberts are now back at home following a vacation trip to Panama City.
July 28, 1957-The Presbyterian church is being revived here in Hartselle after a long absence. At a meeting tonight at the old Baptist church building the following men were elected to serve as elders: Dr. W. C. Duncan, Dr. T. M. Guyton, Dr. J. D. Chandler, and G. B. White.
July 29, 1957-The district operations manager of the U.S. Post Office Department spoke to the Kiwanis Club. He said that the proposed increase from three to four cents to send a letter was needed because of the rising cost of delivering the mail. The three-cent stamp has been in effect since 1932.
July 30, 1957-Dissatisfied Hartselle residents whose streets have recently been paved or repaved appeared before the Hartselle City Council again tonight. Mayor John Burleson said most of the complaints related to shoddy workmanship came from people who live on Speegle, Corsbie, Pine, College, Chestnut, Hammitt, and Morrow streets.
July 31, 1957-A prominent Hartselle woman, Mrs. Lucille (Bill) Lindsey has been elected to another term as president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Decatur. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey have two sons, Billy and Ted. She is employed as deputy to County Tax Collector Price M. Bryant.
August 1, 1957-Hot weather combined with occasional periods of rainfall to keep ground moisture in ample supply augur well for a bumper cotton crop in Alabama as far as the 1957 season is concerned.

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Salute: Hartselle High alumnus graduates from Naval Academy 

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Annual Hartselle Camp Meeting begins Sunday

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Goodbye to a good boy: Beloved family pet, Ace, battles cancer  

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical 

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Hartselle adds two police officers 

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Hartselle bomb threat deemed hoax

Editor's picks

At 90, Carl Winton keeps on trucking

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Hartselle man with rare genetic condition headed to Grand Ole Opry

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Morgan delegation discusses recent legislative session 

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College Street Players to present Newsies: The Broadway Musical

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HU adjusts rates for water, sewer and natural gas services

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Town Council helps Priceville Elementary furnish school 

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Hartselle City Schools hires three math coaches for 2024-25 school year 

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Crestline students rock Alabama Stock Market Games, poster contest

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New EMA director worries and plans for a living

Falkville

Jonna’s journey: Local woman battles Glioblastoma with unyielding faith 

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

MCS Technology Park to host STEAM summer camp for middle school students 

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Bridging the gap: Hartselle Historical Society launches guided walk downtown bringing history to life

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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