Mike Buffington is Co-Publisher of MainStreet Newspapers, Inc. in Jefferson, Ga. The family-owned firm publishes six weekly newspapers and related websites in Northeast Georgia.

He is past president of both the Georgia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.

Mike Buffingtonrgia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association.

The six newspapers of Mainstreet News have all won a number of state and national awards for their aggressive coverage of local news. Buffington has won top honors in Georgia for open government reporting and the top honor in the Southeast of all media outlets for investigative reporting.

The newspapers in Mainstreet Newspapers are: The Jackson Herald, Jefferson; Barrow Journal, Winder;  The Madison County Journal, Danielsville; The Banks County News, Homer;  The Commerce News, Commerce; and The Braselton News, Braselton.

To contact Mike Buffington, email mike@mainstreetnews.com

You can also find him on Facebook.

For  information on the group’s online publishing, go to www.mainstreetnews.com

For a history of MainStreet Newspapers, go to braseltonnewstoday.com/pages/history.html

(Photo at top: Rocky Mountain National Park, July 2010 at 11,300 ft. altitude while hiking through the tundra.)


4 Responses to About

  1. E.J. says:

    This blog site features a panoramic photograph of mountains underneath the title and “Thoughts, comments and reflections on news in Northeast Georgia”. This is not a shot of our beloved and beckoning Appalachain hills, but of the harsh, foreboding and dramatic Rocky Mountains, probably in Colorado. Why? It makes me feel that this blog and these newspapers are not really very concerned with our area.

  2. mikeb21081 says:

    Actually, it’s from a trip where we took a group of Boy Scouts hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and I just like the photo. No subtle message here.

  3. Erbestine Cochran says:

    Where is the Banks County Paper’s office located?

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