Marion County, Alabama

Hamilton Free Press - 1893 - 1894

1893 - 1894

From the introduction from the roll of microfilm from the Alabama Department of Archives and History:

The Hamilton Free Press and The Hamilton News Press - These two weeklies are part of an interesting, if confusing, chapter in Marion County's publication history.  The Hamilton Free Press was founded on October 11, 1893, with J. S. CLEMENTS as editor and proprietor.  R. N. TERRILL, who had started The Marion County News in July 1894, purchased The Free Press at the end of that year.  For most of its brief tenure, The Hamilton News-Press was thus "the only newspaper published in Marion County, Alabama.  It first appeared on January 2, 1895.
CLEMENTS had remained as editor of the united News-Press but was replaced in June by S. E. WILSON.  On August 1, TERRILL sold the paper to R. F. CARNES, who sold it in turn to his editor and G. J. WILSON on November 27.  What was presumably the last issue of the News-Press appeared on December 26.  On January 2, 1896, The Marion County News returned to publication, with the WILSONS listed as editors and owners.  It continued under that title until 1959.


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From 1st issue of the Hamilton News Press: - January 2, 1895
We have purchased the Free Press outfit and with this issue we combine the Marion County News and The Free Press.  The two papers will now be The Hamilton News-Press.  The paper will continue to give the general state and county news, and the combination does not erase the former principle which the papers both carried, viz: Democratic principles.  We, as always, hope for a liberal support of all our county people, and will do our best to give you the worth of your money.  We solicit patronage with view of giving value received for all we get.


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