Georgia Newspapers

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.

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A McClatchy newspaper, the Ledger-Enquirer was established in 1828 and is stationed in downtown Columbus, Georgia. The paper’s founder, Mirabeau B. Lamar, also played an essential role in the founding of the Republic of Texas. The newspaper is a proud, two-time awardee of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Originally, what was then called the Columbus Enquirer, merged with the first daily newspaper of Columbus, called the Daily Sun. At the time in 1874, the paper was briefly known as the Columbus Enquirer-Sun. In the end, the paper is called what we now know as the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and is edited by Dimon Kendrick-Holmes and published by Rodney Mahone. The paper circulates daily and on Sundays.

Macon Telegraph

The Telegraph, often referred to as the Macon Telegraph, is a McClatchy newspaper in Macon, Georgia and is the main print newspaper in central Georgia. It is the third-largest newspaper in the state. In 1826, Dr. Myron Bartlett established The Telegraph as a weekly newspaper. The first edition of The Telegraph came out on Nov. 1, 1826. In June of 2006, The Telegraph was purchased by The McClatchy Company with McClatchy's purchase of Knight Ridder. The current publisher is George McCanless and the editor is Sherrie Marshall. The paper is headquartered on Broadway in Macon, Georgia. The paper’s average circulation is 67,512 daily and 89,451 on Sundays.