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Hartselle Enquirer

A look back

March 10, 1961—Hartselle Mayor Grady J. Long met with members of the Morgan County Board of Revenue this afternoon to go over future plans as far as the federal surplus food program is concerned.  Nothing happened at the meeting that will help Hartselle residents who are suffering from lack of nourishment.
March 11, 1961—James E. “Big Jim” Folsom is a strong favorite to be elected to a third term as governor next year.  Former Circuit Judge George Wallace is expected to be his toughest challenger.
March 12, 1961—Representative and Mrs. Bob Gilchrist are in Panama City this week for the AEA holidays.
March 13, 1961—Glass from a tornado in Arkansas Sunday was blown all the way to Hartselle via a cloud, which burst near Peck Funeral Home late this afternoon.  The glass was discovered by H.M. Lyle and Howard Lazenby, employees of the mortuary.  At first they thought it was hail, but it was clearly glass blown from hundreds of miles away.
March 13, 1961—The Falkville home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stinson was consumed by fire this morning.  All that remained following the fire were a few furniture items and a washing machine.
May 13, 1961—A veteran of the U.S. Air Force went on trial in Morgan County circuit court today.  He is charged with the murder last summer of another man who it is claimed asked his wife to go out with him.
March 13, 1961—The Morgan County Board of Revenue (county commission) held its initial meeting today in newly remodeled offices at the county courthouse.  Presiding over the meeting was Guy Roberts of Hartselle, the board chairman.
March 13, 1961—The New Testament in Modern English, on which translators have been working for more than a dozen years, went on sale today.  It is called “The New English Bible.”
March 14, 1961—Erby Thompson is the new church school Superintendent at Oak Ridge Methodist Church.
March 15, 1961—The Falkville man who went on trial a couple of days ago was sentenced to three years in jail today in connection with the shotgun death last year of another Morgan County resident.  The defendant had pleaded innocent by reason of insanity.
March 15, 1961—Flint Junior High was broken into tonight but nothing was found to be missing by investigating authorities.
March 16, 1961—Many Hartselle teachers were in Birmingham today for the 79th annual meeting of the AEA.  One of the main general session speakers is Stewart Alsop, a nationally syndicated writer and prominent lecturer.  The president of AEA, Mrs. Margaret Vines of Bessemer, said teachers would not accept a pay cut.
March 16, 1961—Mrs. Earl Legg, Hartselle 2, has been admitted as a patient at Baugh-Wiley-Smith Hospital in Decatur.
March 16, 1961—Loyd V. Spain, Jr., age 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd V. Spain, Sr., 618 Railroad St., died at Hartselle Hospital late this afternoon.  Funeral services will be Saturday at the Austinville Methodist Church.
March 16, 1961—A safe which had been stolen from the Arley community in Winston County on Monday was discovered 10 miles east of Hartselle tonight.  There was still nearly $700 in stamps in the safe when it was located as well as hundreds of blank money orders.
March 16, 1961—Two people were hurt in a wreck north of here this afternoon near Flint Creek.  Both of the vehicles were headed north toward Decatur when one ran into the other.  Neither of the injured personas was reported to be in serious condition.

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Scott Stadthagen confirmed to University of West Alabama Board of Trustees 

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Hartselle graduate creates product for amputees 

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Local family raises Autism awareness through dirt racing  

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Three Hartselle students named National Merit finalists  

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Morgan chief deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

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Hartselle students collect food for good cause 

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Falkville to hold town-wide yard sale next month

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Danville man dies after vehicle leaves Hudson Memorial Bridge 

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Clif Knight, former Hartselle mayor, Enquirer writer, dies at 88

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Hartselle Utilities reminds community April is safe digging month 

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Teen powerhouse invited to compete in international strongman event

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Decatur

Master Gardeners plant sale returns in April

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Morgan leaders honored at annual banquet

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Local students selected for 2024 Blackburn Institute Class

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Hartselle sophomore represents Civil Air Patrol in D.C.  

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Hartselle council hires architect for new fire station, library and event center

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PowerGrid Services in Hartselle evacuated for bomb threat

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