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Articles from 1976 Journal-Register Newspaper

Marion County newspapers

The Journal-Record - Bicentennial Edition
Thursday, July 1, 1976
Section C, Page 4


The newspapers of Marion County, forerunners of the present one, were built
up to a high level by the WILSON editors.

Three of the WILSON men once were editors of local papers. Jim WILSON was a
prominent editor in the 19th century following in the footsteps of his
father who was editor of the paper in the late 1800's. the Jim WILSON's son
Steve WILSON followed the steps of his father and grandfather.

Steve WILSON was an honored guest at the Hamilton alumni banquet held in
Hamilton last Saturday and Saturday (sic) night.

WILSON left Hamilton and went to work at a Fayette newspaper where he
worked for 18 months. Later he left Fayette and went to work with The
Birmingham News where he carried out various assignments for some 40 years.

Mr. WILSON's wife, formerly of Dadeville, Ala., accompanied him to the
Saturday night banquet. There were many of Mr. WILSON's old friends at the
banquet including Judge J. E. SHOTTS, Clyde McKENZIE, Stone CRANE and Mrs.

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