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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By Staff
Researched by Dr. Bill Stewart
Sept. 6, 1957-Many Hartselle gospel singing fans returned home from Decatur early this morning feeling very blessed as a result of their attendance at the Wally Fowler all-night singing. The featured performers were Hovie Lister and the Statesmen Quartet and the Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
Sept. 6, 1957-The Clyde Beatty Circus, billed as the world's largest, arrived in Decatur today for one performance only. The star of the show, Clyde Beatty himself, will be battling 40 lions and tigers. Mr. Beatty has appeared in 30 motion pictures to date.
Sept. 7, 1957-Funeral services were held today for the Rev. Thomas Simmons, pastor of the Salem Methodist Church. Rev. Simmons was only 30 when he was claimed by cancer. At Athens College he was the SGA president and a star on the baseball team. Rev. Simmons leaves a grieving widow and son to mourn his loss.
Sept. 8, 1957-The O. A. Parris, Denson, and Henson families were all in attendance today at the annual all-day singing at Roundtop church. Fred Summerford is the long-time chairman of this singing.
Sept. 9, 1957-The Morgan County Fair, sponsored by the Decatur Junior Chamber of Commerce, began tonight and will continue through Saturday.
Sept. 10, 1957-Local residents contemplating a side trip to Cuba when they take a Florida vacation are giving this a second thought. Rebel leader Fidel Castro is advancing toward Havana with his forces and the position of incumbent President Fulgencio Batista is growing increasingly shaky.
Sept. 11, 1957-On the plains, Auburn football Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan said his team's scrimmage today was the worst he had seen recently.
Sept. 11, 1957-Hartselle employees at the Army's Redstone Arsenal Missile Center in Huntsville heard a "discouraging word" today. Robert Lusser, the center's guided missile reliability coordinator, said he thinks man will never make a trip to the moon.
His exact words were, "I feel it is entirely impossible for man to reach the moon."
Sept. 12, 1957-As if the challenges facing Bama Coach J. B. "Ears" Whitworth weren't already daunting, three UA players have quit his football squad without giving any reason for their action. Prospects for a winning season for the '57 Tide team are very bleak.

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Goodbye to a good boy

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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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City adjusts garbage routes for Memorial Day

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

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