Two news­pa­pers to cover lo­cal news in Carthage, Mis­souri


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CARTHAGE, Mo. — A city in south­west­ern Mis­souri that was re­cently left with­out a home­town news­pa­per will soon have two.

The Carthage Chron­i­cle launched shortly af­ter The Carthage Press closed with­out warn­ing in Au­gust af­ter more than 130 years in busi­ness, the Jo­plin Globe re­ported. The Chron­i­cle is pub­lished by Sar­coxie Pub­lish­ing Co. and of­fers sub­scrip­tions as well as free lim­ited mail­ings.

Pub­lisher and ed­i­tor Paul Don­ley said this week that the Chron­i­cle is build­ing its staff of writ­ers to cover the city just north­east of Jo­plin. The news­pa­per will of­fer sub­scrip­tions for $34.98 per year in Jasper, New­ton and Lawrence coun­ties and $44.98 per year else­where.

Rush-Hoover Me­dia Group an­nounced this week that The Carthage Press will re­turn, but un­der lo­cal con­trol. The news­pa­per was for­merly owned by Gate­house Me­dia in New York. The lo­cally run ver­sion will be de­liv­ered by mail weekly for free to ev­ery Carthage res­i­dent.

The Chron­i­cle is re­leased ev­ery Thurs­day and The Carthage Press will pub­lish on Wed­nes­days.

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