From the front slide of the microfilm from the Alabama Department of Archives and History:
We can say with certainty that The Marion County Republican originated on October 6, 1908, since that issue carried the designation "Vol 1, No 1." The weekly paper was undoubtedly Republican in sentiment; its editor, W. L. FORD, endorsed Taft in the upcoming national election and was himself the party's candidate for county tax assessor. How long The Republican was able to fulfill its announced intention to "Commend the Good; Condemn the Bad" remains conjectural; the last issue found was dated January 06, 1909.
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