The Evening sentinel. (Augusta, Ga.) 1878-1879
Place of Publication:
- Augusta, Richmond county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1878; ceased in 1879.
- Augusta (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Richmond County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01215116
- Richmond County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 1 (Oct. 2, 1878).
The Evening sentinel. October 2, 1878
Patrick Walsh and Ambrose Wright published the first issue of the Evening Sentinel on September 30, 1878 in Augusta, Georgia. Billed as the ‘cheapest daily in the South,’ the paper cost four dollars per year and was considered an offshoot of Walsh and Wright’s Augusta Chronicle and Constitutionalist, which served as Augusta’s largest paper and legal organ. The Sentinel’s editors were James H. Randall and Pleasant A. Stovall who reflected Patrick Walsh’s Democratic politics. In April 1879, Walsh and Wright announced the Evening Sentinel’s suspension because ‘they can not make it profitable during the dull season.’ Despite assurances it would reemerge in the fall, the Sentinel did not return after its suspension.