Athens Banner Herald
The Athens Banner-Herald is owned by Morris Communications and serves in Athens, Georgia. It was founded in 1832 as the Southern Banner; in 1921 it merged with Athens Herald to become the Athens Banner-Herald. It circulates 32,000, and has won multiple awards from the Georgia Press Association and Georgia Associated Press, including Story of the Year honors in 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 1965, the Athens Banner-Herald competed with the Athens daily news. One was the morning newspaper and the other, the afternoon paper. The two newspapers competed until 2001 when they merged. In 2001, The Athens Daily Newspaper stopped publishing, leaving Athens Banner-Herald as Athens’s only daily newspaper. The Athens Banner-Herald is currently published by Scot Morrissey and edited by Donnie Fetter. The headquarters are in One Press Place Athens, Georgia 30601.