The Leighton News was first established by Fred W. McCormack in 1890. This volume covers all the Leighton News from 1894 to 1903. Each issue was examined column by column with a view for capturing items of a genealogical interest such as reports of births, marriages, deaths, and obituaries. In addition, other clippings were transcribed having to do with the history of Colbert and Lawrence County, as well as the rest of the surrounding Tennessee Valley area. The early history of a country in often found in the pages of its county newspaper. Clippings found here refer to people and events not be found in any other history book. The Leighton News recalls people and events of long ago and will be read with interest by the thousands of descendants of the earliest settlers of Leighton and the surrounding small communities.