Montevallo Times Established – 1933 • Calera Herald Established – 1951
Consolidated as Shelby County Times Herald – 1954 • Montevallo Times.com – Feb. 18, 2016
1935, 1942, 1943, 1954, 1959
1958 Audio Recording
Remarks made by Mayor W.M. Wyatt at Westinghouse Welding Electrode Corp. on the occasion of their 5th Anniversary Celebration.
Read a gracious note of thanks from Mack Wyatt's cross-county competitor, The Shelby County Democrat, for stepping in to help them get their paper out one week in 1937.
How Old Is This Newspaper Racket?
Mack Wyatt writes about the first time he went up in an airplane in 1935. A pilot friend flew him and his two young sons from Clanton to Montevallo for an adventure they would never forget.
“My First Airplane Ride”
The businesses that published Mack Wyatt's newspapers in Clanton and Montevallo were eventually absorbed by the Clanton Advertiser and the Shelby County Reporter. Both papers are still serving their communities and being printed and mailed to subscribers each week. The internet has given each paper a way to provide even more service to readers and subscribers through their websites. Click on the icons below to see today's online presence of Mack Wyatt's successors.
Still Going Strong …
W.M. “Mack” Wyatt Digital Archives Dedication Ceremonies, University of Montevallo Carmichael Library October, 2014
View a YouTube video of the event.
Click HERE to order a copy of the 2000 Ex Libris publication: “Time Has Made a Change in Me”; a collection of short memoirs about growing up in Montevallo. 302 pages – Edited by Robert David Ward.
Click HERE to order a copy of the 2011 publication, “Montevallo”. 128 pages by Clark Hultquist and Carey Heatherly.
This is a story from 1939 that explains how the mural came to be painted and installed in the Montevallo Post Office building lobby. Includes quotes and background on the artist.
Post Office Mural