The Forsyth County news. (Cumming, Ga.) 19??-current
Place of Publication:
- Cumming, Forsyth county
Dates of publication:
- Cumming (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Forsyth County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Forsyth County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01213617
- Description based on: Vol. 9, no. 11 (Mar. 16, 1917).
- Published on Sundays with title: Forsyth County news Sunday, or: Sunday Forsyth County news, <July 5, 1987>-
The Forsyth County news. January 6, 1916
J. B. Patterson founded the Forsyth County News in 1908 as a local eight-page paper in Cumming, Georgia. The newspaper was published every Thursday at a subscription cost of fifty cents annually. By 1910, Patterson achieved a circulation of 1,000 and continued to grow his paper until reaching 2,000 subscribers in 1920. Roy P. Otwell was owner of the paper by 1927, and the Forsyth County News absorbed its competitor the North Georgian that same year. Otwell continued to lead the paper for another twenty-seven years. In 1954, the Forsyth County News passed into new hands when Charles Smithgall Sr. purchased the newspaper. Now organized under the company Metro Market Media, the Forsyth County News continues today as Cumming, Georgia’s legal organ.