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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

By By Dr. Bill Stewart
May 1, 1958-The many friends and supporters of Dr. John T. Burch, age 82, beloved Hartselle physician who is now in his third term as the Morgan County tax assessor, are distressed to learn that he is in very serious condition at Decatur General Hospital. Dr. Burch suffered a heart attack while at the Caddell Drug soda fountain in Decatur this morning.
May 2, 1958-Leaders of the Morgan County Singing Convention are currently making plans for their next session in a couple of months. It will be held at New Friendship church, north of Brooksville. It will be hard to top the recent Round Top convention which featured the McCoys as guest singers and such excellent song leaders as Homer Shoemaker, Jack Miller, M. A. Hardin, Fred and Vivian Summerford, Richard Wallace, W. T. Willoughby, Grady Parker, Acie Hightower, Tennis Sparkman, Guy Walker, Annie Jo Holmes, Mr. And Mrs. Ralph Brown, Plumer
Oden, Malcolm Stevenson, Rev. D. R. Jarrett, Don Key, and Cullie Gibson. Vernon Sharp is the current convention president.
May 3, 1958-”Going steady,” the new custom quickly being adopted by teens nationwide, is the subject of a movie by the same name that opens tomorrow night at the Bowline Drive-in Theatre. Numerous Hartsellians 13-19 plan to see the film as well as not a few concerned parents.
May 4, 1958-Local UA students were grieving today over the suicide death of one of their fellow Capstone students. The young man was enrolled in C&BA and had recently been having problems with his grades.
May 5, 1968-Voters needing a ride to the polls in order to cast ballots in tomorrow’s primary can call Smith’s Restaurant, SP 3-9126. Supporters of gubernatorial candidate Jimmy Faulkner are providing transportation.
May 6, 1958-An election returns party will be held tonight at the George Wallace for Governor headquarters in the old city hall building. Television service will be available and local campaign leaders will also be in continuous telephone contact with Wallace staff throughout the state.
May 6, 1958-The small band of local Republicans met in convention today at the Masonic hall to select delegates for their district and state conventions. Attendees included Roma Lee Livingston, J. D. Pope, J. D. Bush, O. T. Penn, Guy Walker, J. P. Stephenson, and Onnie Penn.
May 7, 1958-Harvey Pickens told Hartselle Kiwanians tonight about some of his adventures as an oil field worker in Texas and Oklahoma some years ago. Currently Mr. Pickens works as a mailman.

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Sheffield is officer of quarter 

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Fourth grade rocks 4-H 

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‘Jesus Revolution’: Priceville couple serve as extras in upcoming faith-based film  

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Finding Your Future draws crowd

News

Lacey’s Spring man allegedly entered neighbor’s house, abused sleeping woman

Hartselle

Crestwood Shopping Center sold to Florida investment company

News

Chamber’s State of the County breakfast set for February

Hartselle

Making progress

News

Judge’s choice  

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Sheriff gets OK to hire part-time jailers

News

Hartselle Drama Gala returns Saturday

At a Glance

Annual tree giveaway to be held March 1

Eva

Shaddix, Hopkins named Morgan Teachers of the Year  

Morgan County

Fundraising kicks off for 120-foot Morgan cross

Morgan County

Stadthagen named to three legislative committees  

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Morgan’s jobless rate among lowest statewide  

Falkville

Looking ahead: Growth on horizon for Hartselle, surrounding area  

Hartselle

American Legion Post 52 hosts annual speech contest 

At a Glance

Falkville man killed in crash

At a Glance

Somerville shooting victim identified

At a Glance

Morgan students graduate from JSU

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Hartselle Educator Hall of Fame to induct six  

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Flying high: Hartselle senior is dual enrolled in aviation program 

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Judge dismisses lawsuit that sought to invalidate hiring of new Hartselle superintendent 

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