Some Gwinnett Newspaper History
The Lawrenceville News Herald begins publication in Gwinnett County
1964 — Robert D. Fowler, previously editor of the Marietta
Daily Journal buys the News Herald and two other Gwinnett weeklies: The
Buford Advertiser and the News of Gwinnett.
1965 — Fowler combines the three weeklies into one daily paper,
The Gwinnett Daily News.
1970 — Bruce Still, advertising director of the Daily News,
leaves to start his own weekly paper, The Lawrenceville Home Weekly.
1987 — The Gwinnett Daily News, recognized as one of the premier
small dailies in the country, is offered for sale by the Fowler family.
1987 — The Daily News is sold to the New York Times Company
and is staffed up for expansion.
1988 — The Daily News is expanded with distribution and news
coverage into Fulton, Dekalb and Cobb Counties.
1990 — In January, The Daily News relocates from its Born
Street in Lawrenceville to a new multi-million dollar facility off I-85
near Gwinnett Place in Duluth.
1992 — In September, The Daily News is shut down by the New
York Times and the assets are sold to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
1992 — In October, The Gwinnett Home Weekly makes an expansion,
changes its name to the Gwinnett Post-Tribune, and begins publishing twice
1994 — The Post-Tribune moves to tri-weekly publication in
1995 — In January, The Post-Tribune is acquired Gray Communications
Systems, headquartered in Albany, GA.
1995 — In September, the paper is renamed The Gwinnett Daily
Post, and moves to Tuesday through Saturday publication.
1997 — In May, the paper adds a Sunday edition, and begins
expanded distribution through an alliance with a cable provider. Circulation
rises to 48,000.
1998 — In March, a second cable alliance is formed, moving
the paper’s circulation to over 63,000, and filling in the distribution
pattern for most of northeast Gwinnett County and portions of Barrow and
2005 — On December 30, Gray Television
Inc.’s board of directors approved a spinoff of its newspaper publishing
and wireless business, giving the paper a new owner, Triple Crown Media
in Lexington, Ky.
April, 1970-December 1994 — Bruce
January, 1995-May, 1995 — David Still
May, 1995-December, 1995 — Joe Cunningham
February, 1996- February, 1999 — Rick Rae
February, 1999- March 2001 — Leo Pieri
March, 2001-September, 2004 — Tom Stultz
September, 2004-September, 2005 — Bob McCray
October 2005-Present — J.K. Murphy