Monday, February 13, 2017

S.C. twice-weekly newspaper 'back among the living' after announcing its demise

The Calhoun Times, a twice weekly in St. Matthews, S.C., "is back among the living" after last month announcing its demise, Paul Fletcher reports for Forbes magazine. The Times reported Jan. 12 that its Feb. 2 edition would be its last, but it has since been acquired by The Aiken Leader, of Wagener, and will be renamed the Calhoun Times Leader.

Members of the Morris family, who had run the paper since the 1920's, will continue to work for the paper, Gene Zaleski reports for the Times & Democrat of Orangeburg. "Edwin C. Morris Jr., the third-generation publisher of the Times, will continue in that role. His 87-year-old father, Craddock Morris, had been editor; he now will be a freelance writer for the paper. Andrew O'Byrne Sr., owner and publisher of the Leader, will become the owner of the newspaper."

O'Bryne told the Times & Democrat: "A newspaper is important to the health of a community, and we are happy that we will be able to keep a paper in Calhoun County. A local newspaper facilitates dialogue between local government and the citizens, and we are committed to bringing the community the news it has relied on for so many years from The Calhoun Times."

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