making mistakes. This week it trumpeted victory, as the Leader-Call published its last edition.
The closed paper's stories about its demise were no longer available online, but a short story on the news service of its owner, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., said "Publisher Mitchell D. Lynch advised the paper’s 18 employees of the decision Monday afternoon. He said subscribers who had paid for the paper in advance would be reimbursed."
The paper cut its frequency to four days a week from seven about six months ago. It was 100 years, seven months and 18 days old, starting as the Laurel Daily Argus, which changed its name to the Laurel Daily Leader. It became the Leader-Call in 1930. CNHI bought it in 1999. The Review of Jones County was established in 2007. For its site, click here. Laurel is about 30 miles northeast of Hattiesburg, on Interstate 59.