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The Butler herald. (Butler, Ga.) 1875-1962

 

Title:

The Butler herald.

Place of Publication:

Butler, Ga.

Geographic coverage:

  • Butler, Taylor county

Publisher:

W.J. Mathis

Dates of publication:

1875-1962

Description:

  • Began in 1875.
  • -v. 86, no. 43 (July 26, 1962).

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Georgia--Taylor County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215825
  • Taylor County (Ga.)--Newspapers.

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 39 (July 18, 1876).
  • Editor: W.J. Mathis, <1876>.

LCCN:

sn85027046

OCLC:

12924622

The Butler herald. December 15, 1876

About

William B. Burch established the Butler Herald in Taylor County on October 1, 1876. He only held the paper for six months before selling it to Jap Mathews, who himself only owned the paper for a few months before selling it to William N. Benns. During this time, the Herald proudly accepted "chickens, eggs, butter, wood, corn, potatoes, and any kind of country produce" as payment for subscription. William's son, Charles E. Benns took over control of the publication after his father's death in 1909. He remained at the helm before passing the editor duties to his son Charles E. Benns, Jr. in 1938. The paper remained in under Benns family control until 1962, when the Butler Herald merged with the Taylor County News to form the Taylor County News and Butler Herald. The publication continues to serve the citizens of Taylor County in the twenty-first century.