Article from relates to "Back Through the Years in Marion County" in this week's edition

These pictures are proof that the town of Bear Creek has city limit signs, as it has been accused of not having. Top picture shows Mayor C.S. (Boots) Tidwell standing beside one of the signs that are located at each end of town. Photo at bottom (left) was made last spring in the city limits of Bear Creek, and shows automobiles passing school students who are forced to walk the highway to and from school daily. The picture was not posed. Lower rght is a likeness of the key figure of the Bear Creek “speed trap” story, Police Chief Warren G. Miller. The Alabama Motorists Association has accused him of illegal traffic arrests and of collecting speed fines.
HAMILTON -- The following story was published in the Haleyville Advertiser on January 20, 1949. It is posted here in reference to a photo in the new segment beginning this week in the Journal Record titled "Back Through the Years in Marion County..."

Hamilton man celebrates century of life

Shown is James G. Minor, who will turn 100 years old on July 4.

By Jamie Gianopulos
Courtesy of the
Veterans Care
HAMILTON — Hamilton-born James Minor was no stranger to hard work.
As the son of a sharecropper, he grew up in Alabama very poor but learned from his father the value of hard work. The family worked extremely hard year-round, which was necessary for survival. Minor was always very mechanically inclined. He could work on any motor, troubleshoot any issues and quickly fix them, keeping necessary equipment always running.

Hamilton City Schools?

Shown voting in favor of a feasibility study for the creation of a Hamilton city school district are (from left) council member Wade Williams, Hamilton Mayor Bob Page and councilmen Ross Reed and Scott Tyra. [Scott Johnson/staff]

HAMILTON - City leaders in Marion County’s largest municipality have commissioned a study to determine if it can establish its own city school system.
The Hamilton City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Monday, June 7, to contract Dr. John Myrick of the Alabaster School City School District to conduct a feasibility study of Hamilton schools withdrawing from the Marion County School System.