Laurel Leader-Call

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Laurel Leader-Call
TypeTri-weekly newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Gin Creek Publishing
PublisherMark Thornton
EditorMark Thornton
FoundedAugust 11, 1911, as The Laurel Daily Argus
Headquarters318 North Magnolia Street, Laurel, Mississippi 39440, United States
Circulation8,000[citation needed]
Official websitewww.leader-call.net
 
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Laurel Leader-Call
TypeTri-weekly newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Gin Creek Publishing
PublisherMark Thornton
EditorMark Thornton
FoundedAugust 11, 1911, as The Laurel Daily Argus
Headquarters318 North Magnolia Street, Laurel, Mississippi 39440, United States
Circulation8,000[citation needed]
Official websitewww.leader-call.net

The Laurel Leader-Call is a thrice-weekly newspaper published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Laurel, Mississippi, USA, covering Jones County.

It is owned by Gin Creek Publishing, which purchased the name and subscriber list from CNHI in April 2012.

For a century Laurel's only daily newspaper, the paper was founded as The Laurel Daily Argus August 11, 1911, by Edgar G. Harris. It later changed its name to the Laurel Daily Leader and, in 1930, the Laurel Leader-Call.[1]

On September 1, 2011, the paper's owner, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., announced that the Laurel Leader-Call would begin publishing on a four-day schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.[2] The newspaper's website continued to provide news, features, sports, photos and video on a daily basis until it shut down nearly seven months later.

CNHI folded the Leader-Call on March 29, 2012.[3]

In April the Leader-Call name and subscriber list was purchased by Gin Creek Publishing, a local business that had published the weekly The ReView of Jones County since 2007. The ReView ceased operation and the Laurel Leader-Call was reborn as a three-day-a-week publication, beginning with the April 19, 2012, edition. New publisher-editor Mark Thornton said that "People who remember when the Leader-Call was family-owned remember that it was a much better paper then. We plan to restore that proud tradition."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leadercall.com: History", accessed March 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Leader-Call to Change from 7- to 4-Day Publication, accessed September 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Special Commemorative Final Edition". Laurel Leader-Call. March 29, 2012. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Leader-Call Reborn". The ReView of Jones County (Laurel, Miss.). April 12, 2012. p. 1. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 

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