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A look back

By By Dr. Bill Stewart
May 29, 1958-Today is the last day to vote absentee in connection with the June 3 Democratic primary runoff. Attracting the most interest, of course, is the battle between Attorney General John Patterson and Judge George C. Wallace to determine who will be Alabama’s next governor.
May 29, 1958-After a month in operation, the director, Mrs. L. M. Hatcher, reports that the new Hartselle public library is proving to be one of this community’s most popular destinations.
May 30, 1958-The Hartselle post office was closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Boxholders were still served, however, as were intended special delivery recipients.
May 31, 1958-Senator John Sparkman spoke to UA alumni in Tuscaloosa tonight. “We have all the ingredients for a great University,” Sparkman said, “but much more money needs to be spent to enhance existing programs and establish new ones, especially in the sciences.” “Long before the Russians launched the first sputnik it was obvious that America was neglecting its most precious resource, its youth,” Sparkman asserted.
June 1, 1958-University of Alabama graduation exercises were held at Denny Stadium this afternoon. Degree recipients included Robert H. (Bob) Orr and Billy Charles Tanner.
June 1, 1958-Herman Shoemaker received his B.S. during commencement exercises at Livingston State College today. In the fall he will be an assistant coach at Slocomb High.
June 2, 1958-Graduation exercises were held tonight at Florence State College. Area diploma recipients included Robert Leon Orr.
June 2, 1958-Pvt. Elvis Presley, the drafted million-dollar-a-year rock ‘n roll singer, lounged around his Memphis home today on a brief vacation from reveille and drill. His furlough from Ft. Hood, Tex., where he is currently stationed as a tank crewman, will last two weeks. Not long after he gets back he will ship out for Germany.
June 3, 1958-Showing the desire for better relations between Alabama and Auburn, the commencement speaker on the plains today was Dr. Frank A. Rose, the new president at the University. Several area students were among the 575 seniors who were awarded degrees.
June 4, 1958-The Morgan County Training School commencement exercises were held tonight. Judith Lyons was the class valedictorian.
June 4, 1958-Betty Palmer and Virginia Ann Johnson complimented Rhona Howell, bride-elect of Joe Summerford, with a party in the Palmer home tonight.

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Christmas in the Park enjoyed in Falkville despite rain

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Somerville woman arrested after threat made in Priceville

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Officials: Escaped Morgan inmate apparently caused his own death

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Majority leader Stadthagen sees strength in election of 26 republican legislators

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Lacey’s Spring community fighting proposed rock quarry

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Hartselle students participate in character expo

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Authorities: Gifts in unlocked cars a tempting target so take preventive measures

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Three arrested for theft of vehicle in Hartselle

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Annual Christmas parade to be held Thursday  

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Some concerned over new Hartselle superintendent hire  

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Town of Falkville to hold Christmas in the Park Sunday

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Hartselle Holiday Market returns Saturday

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Old Hartselle post office to become event center, new home for chamber  

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‘Have a Hart’ information session to be held Dec. 2

Morgan County

Future leader

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Alabama DHR accepting applications for next round of child care bonuses 

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Spirit of Thanksgiving: Volunteers deliver 266 food bags on holiday for Meals on Wheels  

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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to let citizens behind the scenes with academy  

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Winter window wonderland  

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Council to interview candidates for Parks and Rec director job  

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Live nativity scene returns to First Christian Dec. 7-10

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Local church prepares 400 Thanksgiving meals

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HIS students help clean up effort at Mt. Tabor Cemetery 

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Lovely landscape

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