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A look back at the activities of black residents of Hartselle

Sept. 9, 1915, what is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History was established. In homage to that, here’s a look back at the important roles black ... Read more

Soar above the storm

By Phillip Hines  Isaiah 40:31 is a passage we have read and heard many times. Songs have been written about this verse. Isaiah said, “But those ... Read more

A look back at school conditions

For the school year 2020-2021, conditions will be very unlike what the present generation of “grown–ups” knows much about.   Some students will be in the school. Some parents, ... Read more

The loss of Depot Days

The cancellation of Depot Days later this month will leave yet another big hole in Hartselle’s 2020 entertainment agenda for adults and children alike. The popular seven-day annual ... Read more

Hartselle continues to move forward

By Randy Garrison I thought I would take this week’s column to update you on some of the happenings and updates from our recent City Council meeting.   ... Read more

A new beginning

By Todd Barrier  Here we are again: the beginning of a new school year.   This one is unlike any other we’ve seen in some time. Instead ... Read more

The Burlesons – since 1940s

May 17, 1942—F. E. Burleson delivered an inspiring patriotic address this morning at the First Methodist Church as recognition was given and honor was paid to ... Read more

Oh, my aching back

The cotton harvest in September and October was critical to the survival of the farm family when I was a boy 75 years ago.   Each ... Read more

Living daily in Lord’s presence

By Phillip Hines    After the resurrection of Jesus and just before His ascension, He gave some final words to the 11 apostles. We know these words ... Read more

A look back at business, schools, sports, agriculture

President Calvin Coolidge was famous for saying, “The business of government is business.” Members of the Burleson family have been active in business but also in ... Read more

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