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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
May 10, 1957-Quite a number of Morgan County people were in Cullman today for "King Pharr Day" held at the plant that not only employs people from both counties but also buys a wide variety of produce from growers in both. At the height of the season as many as 600 people work at the Cullman plant.
May 11, 1957-The Chemstrand Corp. will launch a top-flight new situation comedy series next season starring Joan Caulfield titled "Sally" on NBC. The show will promote Acrilan, the world's most modern clothing fabric. This is one show that Hartselle employees of Chemstrand will be sure to watch.
May 12, 1957-Dean Jones, a Morgan County native now in the movies in Hollywood, sang a special tribute to Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter on tonight's Steven Allen Show. Also appearing on the same program were Evangelist Billy Graham and actress Talulah Bankhead, another Alabamian.
May 13, 1957-Almost 150 students from Hartselle Elementary, Collins, Flint, and Plainview who will attend MCHS for the first time next year were visitors there today. Billy Don Aldridge, incoming student council president, was assisted by seventh grade class president, Suzanne Drinkard, and Maxye Gibson who gave the invocation.
May 14, 1957-The Hartselle city council met for over four hours tonight. A grievance about "drag racing" within the city prompted the council to warn that this practice must end immediately. The city is also looking for an additional policeman to enforce the law. He will make $2,080 annually. The council also voted to give a $5 per week raise to firemen.
May 15, 1957-There was an escape of five prisoners from the Morgan County jail last night. Neither the sheriff nor his deputies were on duty at the time the men fled from the lockup.
May 15, 1957-Hartselle firemen don't know how it started but a blaze quickly swept through the unoccupied 40-year-old Harold Parker home last night just a few days after its invalid occupant (Mr. Parker's mother) had moved to a rest home.
May 15, 1957-Dr. and Mrs. David Chandler are the proud parents of a new baby boy born today at Block-Chandler Hospital.
May 16, 1957-The University of Miami is a cinch to be admitted to the Southeastern Conference, Auburn is the No. 1 team in his book, and the Alabama Crimson Tide is in for more lumps. These were predictions made to an area civic club today by Alf Van Hoose, sports writer with the Birmingham News.

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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

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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

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

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

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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

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Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

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Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

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Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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