A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Aug. 16, 1957-Everyone in this area loves Woodall's barbecue. Funeral services were held today for Mr. Sam Woodall who initially began serving this delicacy at his restaurant on Old Moulton Road back in 1928.
Aug. 16, 1957-Famed Hartselle author William Bradford Huie is currently in Los Angeles to testify in a libel case involving Confidential and Whisper magazines. While the magazines were charged with publishing obscenities, Mr. Huie declared in their defense that, "Nothing truthful is obscene . . . Truth must be the sole criterion."
Aug. 17, 1957-Morgan County officials in attendance at their state convention in Birmingham today heard a talk by former Governor Gordon Persons who said he definitely planned to run again next year.
Aug. 17, 1957-The Edsel, without a doubt one of the finest cars to hit the American market in many years, will be available this fall through McRae Motors in Decatur.
Aug. 18, 1957-Morgan County travelers may soon have another option as far as long distance travel is concerned. Southern Airways is seeking to begin commercial airline service out of Decatur and a hearing will be held on the matter this fall in Atlanta.
Aug. 18, 1957-J. H. Roberts is presently building a three bedroom house on South Sparkman Street the estimated cost of which is $5,000. Thomas Kimbrough is adding a room to his Ada Street home which will cost about $1,000.
Aug. 19, 1957-A bill setting the salary of a Morgan County deputy sheriff at $3,600 per year is currently under consideration by the Alabama Legislature. Since the bill has the support of Sen. Joe Calvin and Reps. Albert P. Brewer and Bob Gilchrist the measure is expected to pass easily.
Aug. 20, 1957-MCHS Principal J. C. Pettey went to Priceville this morning for the annual workshop conducted for Morgan County's 18 top school leaders. Leader of the workshop is Lester Wooten, the county superintendent.
Aug. 21, 1957-A large Price family reunion at the "old home place" in Priceville is now in progress. Most participants didn't have to come too far since the great majority live in this county. One of the attendees, Edwin Price, was formerly principal at MCHS.
Aug. 22, 1957-Floyd Patterson retained his world heavyweight boxing championship title tonight by defeating Pete Rademacher.
The knockout blow occurred in the sixth round when the challenger failed to get up after having been knocked down seven previous times. The only way fight fans could learn about the fight's outcome was on radio-TV news or the newspaper since it wasn't broadcast or telecast live.

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

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 

Editor's picks

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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