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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Bitter feelings relating to personnel changes in city government tend to linger quite a while after decisions are made. While most changes are routine, others, as seen recently, are responsible for much acrimony.
1978 – August 28, Michael Wright has been hired to fill the new position of city administrator. He will perform some of the duties previously performed by the part-time mayor.
1914 – August 28, Under the law governing Hartselle's commission form of government, voters may recall their city leaders if they are disappointed with their stewardship. Otherwise they serve three-year terms.
1922 – August 29, Who will be Hartselle mayor for the next four years? James F. Stewart, a prominent local businessman, is the only candidate for this office in the upcoming elections. In the race for aldermanic seats are S. M. Nelson, Chester I. Lee, R. L. Sherrill, Prewitt Hodges, Ernest Gipson, J. C. Rogers, H. E. Nichols, and S. A. Blair.
1948 – August 30, Noah Webster is still missed by Hartselle residents who saw him frequently on patrol. The former policeman is now with the Wolverine Company in Decatur.
1922 – August 31, State highway authorities are having a dispute with local officials over the route of the new Beeline highway going south from downtown Hartselle. Instead of following winding Barkley Street, the state will insist on a straight course that is due south out of the business district.
1971 – September 1, The new "Miss Conduct, Inc." industry will create jobs for 60-90 people. Location of this plant here is a perfect example of what happens when people work together.
1943 – September 2, J. N. Powell has been employed as city attorney of Hartselle, replacing James Weaver who resigned to accept a position with the Redstone Arsenal.
1949 – September 3, The city water department will run a pipeline to the cemetery for the benefit of the owners who have loved ones buried there. The water is free.
1967 – September 3, A vacancy on the city council will have to be filled by the remaining members. Milton L. Hamon is vacating his position on the governing body.

Hartselle

Bethel Baptist celebrates sesquicentennial 

Editor's picks

Cheers to the golden years: Columbia Cottage honors two centenarians 

Eva

Eva celebrates annual Frontier Days

Hartselle

Hartselle man guilty of rape of juvenile 

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Hartselle Police Department looks to fill six positions  

Falkville

Falkville sets agenda for 25th fall festival 

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New manufacturing program at Hartselle, Limestone schools 

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Home Sweet Hartselle mural painted on Sparkman Street

Hartselle

Hartselle woman named to Inno under 25 

Hartselle

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Stars Over Hollywood prom 

Hartselle

Crowd gathers for 41st annual Depot Days 

Decatur

A heart for the arts: Hartselle art program receives River Clay grant

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Chiropractor released after charge of poisoning wife back in jail  

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Morgan employees in line for 5 percent pay hike  

Hartselle

Chiropractor charged with poisoning wife released on bond 

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Hartselle homecoming kick-off showcases school spirit

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Depot Days returns Saturday  

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Fitness Court unveiled at Sparkman Park  

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Hartselle man allegedly poisoned wife with lead in murder attempt  

Hartselle

Crestline students enjoy third annual Ag Day

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Highway 36 reopens east of Hartselle 

At a Glance

Hartselle man eludes police, arrested on possession charges

Breaking News

Hartselle man arrested for attempted murder of wife

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In the community: Highflying fun

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