Rockdale register. (Conyers, Ga.) 1874-1877
Place of Publication:
- Conyers, Rockdale county
Dates of publication:
- Began in 1874.
- Ceased in 1877?
- Conyers (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Rockdale County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216867
- Rockdale County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- "Democratic," <1876>.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 24 (Jan. 6, 1876).
Rockdale register. January 6, 1876
The Conyers Examiner, established in 1865, became the Rockdale Register in 1874 after a new stock company bought out the Examiner. A. L. Davidson was president of the Rockdale Publishing Company, and the company selected Wallace P. Reed to edit the Register. The paper published every Thursday and politically aligned itself with the Democratic Party. In the summer of 1875, Samuel M. Shaver joined Reed as an assistant editor. Reed and Shaver left the Register in 1876 to found the Conyers Courier, and A. L. McCallan became editor of the Rockdale Register which had a circulation of 400 at the time. The Register faced financial troubles in early 1876 and threatened to sue delinquent subscribers in May of 1876. The Rockdale Register, according to the December 1, 1877 issue of the Savannah Morning News, was sold “by virtue of a distress warrant” and the money from that sale was given to an employee who had a lien on the property.