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South-western news. (Americus [Ga.]) 185?-18??

 

Title:

South-western news.

Place of Publication:

Americus [Ga.]

Geographic coverage:

  • Americus, Sumter county

Publisher:

W.B., Guerry & J.E. Mercer

Dates of publication:

185?-18??

Frequency:

Weekly

Languages:

  • English

Subjects:

  • Americus (Ga.)--Newspapers.
  • Georgia--Americus.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01217176
  • Georgia--Sumter County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01216008
  • Sumter County (Ga.)--Newspapers.

Notes:

  • Also on microfilm: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Libraries.
  • Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 6 (Aug. 6, 1856).

LCCN:

sn90052358

OCLC:

21403997

South-western news. August 6, 1856

About

William B. Guerry, with assistance from J. E. Mercer, founded the South-western News in Americus in 1855 and edited the newspaper until 1860. Reverend A. A. Robinson was the paper’s next editor for about a year before leaving to join the Confederate army. On June 1, 1861, Atlanta’s Daily Locomotive editor A. B. Seals purchased the South-western News. Seals changed the masthead to the Americus Weekly Post and continued as editor and owner until the newspaper ceased publication in 1862.