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Gwinnett cuts days; group printing consolidated

The Gwinnett Post is cutting its printing days from 7 to 5 next month becoming a Wednesday-Sunday publication. In addition, several other papers in the SCNI group, which owns Gwinnett, are cutting from 5 to 3 days. Gwinnett will also … Continue reading

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ABH outsourcing printing?

It appears that the ABH will soon begin outsourcing its print product and close down its printing press in Athens. This is a growing trend among small and midsize daily newspapers across the country as many seek to cut costs. … Continue reading

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A sign that Athens may cut back on its print editions?

The following story was posted at the Atlanta Business Chronicle today: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2011/12/07/athens-banner-herald-home-sold-for.html You have to wonder if this might be the start of the ABH newspaper cutting back on its print products and focusing mostly on its “digital first” program. … Continue reading

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Barrow Journal named county legal organ

Our publication in Barrow County, the Barrow Journal, has been named as the local Legal Organ Newspaper for 2012 and 2013. State law mandates that a newspaper vying for legal organ status be published for 2 years, has above 75% … Continue reading

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Times abandons Jefferson push…

The Gainesville Times has reportedly abandoned its effort to expand its Hoschton-based “The Paper” as a paid circulation newspaper into the Jefferson area. The Paper, which is published by the Times, competes with our free circulation Braselton News in the … Continue reading

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Mouthpiece reporting…

Newspapers are supposed to be independent institutions in a community. But all too often, they become the mouthpiece for political leaders that they favor. A story earlier this week in a competing newspaper was so fawning and misleading about an … Continue reading

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Is The Times abandoning Braselton & Hoschton?

It appears that the Gainesville Times may be preparing to move its Hoschton-based weekly newspaper out of the town. The firm has recently applied for a second class postal permit and has been trying to sell subscriptions in Jefferson while … Continue reading

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