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Hartselle Enquirer

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.

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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

Editor's picks

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

Falkville

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

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Sheriff’s Office opens applications for 2024 youth academy

Brewer

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

Falkville

Storm shelter companies see increase in calls for installation

Falkville

Morgan County rabies clinic to be held June 1

Eva

Community class reunion celebrates Morgan schools

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Hats off: Class of 2024 graduates from Hartselle High School

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