The Barrow times. (Winder, Barrow County, Ga.) 19??-1921
Place of Publication:
- Winder, Barrow county
Dates of publication:
- -v. 7, no. 7 (Feb. 24, 1921).
- Barrow County (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Georgia--Barrow County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01214863
- Winder (Ga.)--Newspapers.
- Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
- Description based on: Vol. 4, no. 3 (Jan. 16, 1919).
- Merged with: Winder news (Winder, Ga. : 1909), to form: Winder news and Barrow times.
The Barrow times. January 16, 1919
In 1916, the Times Publishing Company established the Barrow Times as a competitor to the Winder News. The company chose J. C. Flannigan as editor of their weekly Democratic paper, and he remained in that position for three years. By 1918, just two years after its founding, the Barrow Times reported a circulation of 1,300 which rivaled the News’ claimed circulation of 1,448 that same year. Albert G. Lamar, former editor and owner of the Jackson Economist during its Populist days, became lead editor of the Times in 1919. The Times was a close competitor to the News and both papers matched each other with Democratic politics and a similar price increase to a dollar and a half annually in 1920. The Winder News absorbed the Barrow Times in 1921 to form the Winder News and Barrow Times. The newspaper continues today under the title Barrow News-Journal as Barrow County’s legal organ.