Starting this week, Barrow County’s local newspaper will carry the flag “Barrow News-Journal.”
The name is the result of merging the 123-year-old Barrow County News with the 8-year-old Barrow Journal. Our family-owned firm, Mainstreet Newspapers of Jefferson, bought the Barrow County News from Swartz-Morris Media on July 29.
It is our intention to merge the best of both newspapers into one stronger publication to serve the citizens of Barrow County. As part of that, we are keeping all the current BCN columnists in the merged newspaper. And we will continue with the Journal’s award-winning sports coverage and award-winning photography.
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The Barrow County News, one of the oldest continually operating businesses in Barrow County, has been acquired by Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc., of Jefferson and has been merged with the Barrow Journal to become a single newspaper and website serving the people of Barrow County.
Barrow County News reporters Scott Thompson and Charles Phelps have accepted positions with MainStreet Newspapers.
The name of the newly merged newspaper has not yet been determined.
The newspaper will operate from the current Journal offices at 77 East May Street, Winder. Customers can continue to use the current Barrow County News phone numbers, email and P.O. Box information in the coming weeks during the transition to a merged operation.
For more information, see the upcoming Aug. 3 issue of merged newspapers.
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