The first issue of the Barrow Journal newspaper will hit the streets Wednesday night and will arrive in homes Thursday. The Journal is an outgrowth of BarrowJournal.com website and The Braselton News which have been covering Barrow County over the last year.
The newspaper is published by the family-owned Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc. of Jefferson.
“For many years, we’ve been asked by readers and advertisers in Barrow County to publish a local weekly newspaper in the community,” said co-owners and co-publishers Scott and Mike Buffington. “We are responding to that demand with the launching of the Barrow Journal this week.”
The Barrow Journal will be a paid circulation newspaper. It will be available for delivery by mail on Thursdays, or can be purchased in stores and from newsracks on Wednesday evening. For the next few weeks, every household in Barrow County will receive a free copy.
The Barrow Journal’s office is located at 77 East May Street, Winder. The firm purchased the building during the summer. The location has been known as the G&G Travel office and that business will continue to maintain its office at the location as well.
“We take a lot of pride in providing quality local news coverage and high value for advertisers in the communities where we publish newspapers,” the Buffingtons said.
Mainstreet Newspapers is a nationally recognized newspaper firm that publishes five community newspapers in Northeast Georgia. The locally-owned firm also operates a family of community news websites.
The first edition of the Barrow Journal rolling off the presses Wednesday, October 29, 2008.