Daily Herald (Columbia, Tennessee)
The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper in Columbia, Tennessee. The newspaper is published six days a week Sunday through Friday. Although it is distributed to Maury County, Tennessee its Newspaper Designated Market stretches into five counties in Southern Middle Tennessee; the five county distribution area of The Daily Herald includes: Maury County, Tennessee. The Daily Herald was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1848, when Columbia's population was only 1,700 people. In 1899, the newspaper converted from weekly to daily delivery; the city now has a population 34,811 in 2010 with a county population exceeding 81,956. Weekday circulation is 11,500 and Sunday circulation is 13,500, according to audited figures. In 1916 the newspaper was purchased by Walter D. Hastings and James I. Finney. Beginning in 1965 the newspaper was purchased by local businessman and politician Sam Delk Kennedy who served as publisher. Kennedy served as either Editor or Publisher or both from 1965 to 1983, it was acquired by the Donrey Media Group in 1983.
Reynolds died in 1993. The company was sold to the Stephens family of Arkansas, best known for their investment banking business Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Stephens acquired the group, some of Donrey's properties were sold off, the company moved its headquarters to Las Vegas, home of its largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal; the company was renamed Stephens Media Group in 2002. Most of Stephens newspapers operated in small to medium-sized towns and cities, but the company owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 186,000 circulation newspaper. In June 2006 the company became known as Stephens Media LLC and continued Mr. Reynolds' business philosophy of locally operated companies. Stephens Media LLC was a Nevada diversified media holding company that published over 11 daily and 64 weekly newspapers in nine states in Nevada and Arkansas. In 2015, the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group. GateHouse Media a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group that will be managing the portfolio of 125 Daily Newspapers and 575 Weekly Newspapers in 32 states throughout the U. S. Sam Kennedy served as the newspaper's publisher during the decades of the 1960s through 1983.
Douglas Beel became the newspaper's publisher from 1983 until 1996. In 1996, Mark Palmer was named publisher. In October 2015, Keith Ponder still serves in that position. Major department heads at the newspaper include; the Advertiser News The Value Guide Maury Life Spring Hill Life Healthy Living Official website Stephens Media LLC official website
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise is a daily newspaper in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It was owned and published by Stephens Media LLC until 2015, when the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media. Additionally, the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise designs and prints the Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Bartlesville Magazine, Hometown Shopper from its plant in Bartlesville. Sister Oklahoma publications include The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, Daily Ardmoreite, Shawnee News-Star, Miami News Record. Bartlesville Magazine, Pawhuska Journal-Capital, Hometown Shopper, Examiner-Enterprise official web site GateHouse Media official web site
Sesser is a city in Franklin County, United States. The population was 1,931 at the 2010 census; the current mayor is C. Jason Ashmore. In summer 1904, when coal was discovered at today's Sesser, the area was a prairie covered with wheat and corn fields. By 1906, the Chicago and Quincy Railroad had extended its lines south from Centralia to Sesser, the new town was named after railroad surveyor John Sesser; the first mine in Sesser, the Keller Mine, was sunk in 1905-1906. In 1906, Sesser was incorporated as a village, it re-incorporated as a city in 1909. Old Ben Coal Mine No. 16 called Sesser Mine, operated from 1905-1923. Subsidence resulting from longwall mining at the Old Ben No. 21 mine, by Old Ben Coal Company, was a concern for some local homeowners in the 1980s. The No. 21 mine, opened in 1952, was idled in 1991. The Sesser Opera House, built in 1914, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2005, James Leuwen charactetized Sesser as a"sundown town". While Illinois is 14% black, in the 2000 census 0.14% of the population of Sesser was black.
Sesser is located at 38°5′29″N 89°3′2″W. According to the 2010 census, Sesser has a total area of 1.011 square miles, of which 1.01 square miles is land and 0.001 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,128 people, 918 households, 584 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,084.9 people per square mile. There were 1,007 housing units at an average density of 986.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.14% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population. There were 918 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.3% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,714, the median income for a family was $33,203. Males had a median income of $31,739 versus $19,083 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,378. About 17.5% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. Sesser, Illinois
The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune is a daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Chillicothe, United States. It is owned by GateHouse Media. Founded in 1860 as the weekly Chillicothe Constitution, the paper has been published daily since 1889, under its current name since 1930; the newspaper publishes C-T X-Tra, a free shopper, MyChiliMo, a free monthly collection of reader-submitted articles and photographs. The weekly Chillicothe Constitution was founded in 1860 as a Democratic-leaning newspaper; the Tribune, a Republican-leaning newspaper, was founded in 1868. In the 1880s the Watkins family became publishers of the Constitution; the two newspapers consolidated March 1, 1928. The Watkins family solid it in April 1972 to Inland Industries, Inc. of Lenexa and Smith-Walls Newspapers, Inc. of Fort Payne, Alabama. Clarence Edwin Watkins served as the publisher until his death in 1944. Rod Dixon is the current publisher and Catherine Stortz Ripley is the current editor; the newspaper is owned by GateHouse Media.
Jerry Litton visited the newspaper offices about 8:30 p.m. on August 3, 1976, to check results of the election in which he had won the Democratic primary for U. S. Senate, en route to a victory party in Kansas City, he was killed about a half-hour during an airplane takeoff at the Chillicothe airport. On Christmas Day in 1930, a fire broke out in the office of Dr. Oma Dye, located above the newspaper offices. According to the December 26, 1930, edition of the paper, two patrons were leaving a nearby theater when they saw smoke coming from the building; as the fire department was arriving on the scene Chillicothe Mayor Harry Pardonner, a fireman, was thrown from the truck as the ladder broke free and swung. According to the paper the mayor would be confined to bed for several days; the doctor's office was a total loss while the newspaper offices were damaged by water "putting all of the machinery in the shop out of commission and spoiling the supply of print paper on hand." The newspaper's publishers assured their readers that every effort had been made to get that day's edition out via the old method of "setting the type by hand."
Terri Leifeste, current R. Douglas Pearson Jr. 1972 - 1980 Clarence Edwin Watkins,? through 1944 Official website
Benton is a city in Franklin County, United States. The population was 7,087 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Franklin County. Benton, the county seat of Franklin County, took its name from the prominent senator from Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton; the village of Benton was organized in 1841 on 20 acres of property donated by John Ewing and Walter S. Akin. In 1902 the village became a city, incorporated under the mayor/commissioner form of government. Franklin County was platted in 1818, the year, it included the territory, now Williamson County. In 1839 the county was split in half and the county seat was permanently fixed "at a hill at the south end of Rowling's Prairie", the site of the future city of Benton; the Franklin County Courthouse sits in the center of the Public Square. It is the third courthouse; the Italianate building was constructed in 1874-75 at a cost of $27,500.00 Much of Benton's growth in the past can be traced to the abundance of high sulfur coal, the presence of multiple railroads, rich soil and the industry of her people.
On April 19, 1928 Benton was the site of the last public hanging in Illinois, when local gangster Charles Birger was executed on the gallows next to the county jail for the December 12, 1926 murder of Joe Adams, mayor of nearby West City, Illinois. A replica of the gallows and hangman's noose were built by the late retired Old Ben Coal miner, businessman & carpenter, Birchard L. Wampler and his son Birchard Neil Wampler, they remain standing today next to the old Franklin County Jail turned Museum. In September 1963, George Harrison of The Beatles visited Benton while on vacation, the first time any member of the group visited American soil, he stayed at the home of Louise, at 113 McCann Street. The bungalow is now the Hard Day's Nite Breakfast. During his trip he traveled from Benton to Fenton's Music Store in Mt. Vernon, IL to purchase a Rickenbacker 425 that sold at auction for $657k. Harrison performed with a band called "The Four Vests" at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Eldorado, Illinois.
In an interview, Harrison's sister Louise said "his real first visit to America was when he came to the midwest in September 1963 and he met these wonderful, friendly, real warm Midwesterners... school teachers, retired miners and all kinds of just wonderful people... and a little band. He had a fantastic time, he thought they were just wonderful people."In August 2017, a 16-foot tall commemorative mural of George Harrison was created and donated California artist John Cerney. Cerney caught word of Harrison's memorable visit to the town on a Sirius radio program, which inspired Cerney's creation; the "highway art" can be found facing southbound traffic along Interstate 57. The project was completed just in time for tourists to admire it as they traveled through the city for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017. Benton's website is listed as: www.bentonil.com According to the 2010 census, Benton has a total area of 5.66 square miles, of which 5.48 square miles is land and 0.18 square miles is water.
Benton Public Library serves all residents of Benton High School District. Www.benton.lib.il.us Benton and surrounding areas are served by two weekly newspapers, The Benton News and The Benton Gazette. As of the census of 2000, there were 6,880 people, 2,938 households, 1,824 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,286.2 people per square mile. There were 3,270 housing units at an average density of 611.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.72% White, 0.29% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% from other races, 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population. There were 2,938 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.9% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the city, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,177, the median income for a family was $35,339. Males had a median income of $27,323 versus $19,403 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,787. About 15.6% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over. Benton Evening News
The Ames Tribune is a newspaper published Tuesday through Sunday based in Ames, Iowa. The newspaper is owned by GateHouse Media Iowa Holdings. In 1986, the Tribune was bought by Michael Gartner and Gary Gerlach, two former executives at The Des Moines Register. Gartner won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing at the Tribune; the Omaha World-Herald Company bought the Ames Tribune in 1999 from Gartner and the estate of Devid Belin. Stephens Media purchased the Tribune from the Omaha World-Herald Company in 2010. In 2015, the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group. "About Us | Ames Tribune". Retrieved July 23, 2015. Lisheron, Mark. "The Mentor". American Journalism Review. Retrieved September 8, 2012
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library that serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States; the Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C.. The Library's functions are overseen by the Librarian of Congress, its buildings are maintained by the Architect of the Capitol; the Library of Congress has claimed to be the largest library in the world. Its "collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national boundary, include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 450 languages."The Library of Congress moved to Washington in 1800 after sitting for 11 years in the temporary national capitals in New York City and Philadelphia. The small Congressional Library was housed in the United States Capitol for most of the 19th century until the early 1890s. Most of the original collection had been destroyed by the British in 1814 during the War of 1812, the library sought to restore its collection in 1815.
They bought Thomas Jefferson's entire personal collection of 6,487 books. After a period of slow growth, another fire struck the Library in its Capitol chambers in 1851, again destroying a large amount of the collection, including many of Jefferson's books. After the American Civil War, the Library of Congress grew in both size and importance, which sparked a campaign to purchase replacement copies for volumes, burned; the Library received the right of transference of all copyrighted works to deposit two copies of books, maps and diagrams printed in the United States. It began to build its collections, its development culminated between 1888 and 1894 with the construction of a separate, extensive library building across the street from the Capitol; the Library's primary mission is to research inquiries made by members of Congress, carried out through the Congressional Research Service. The Library is open to the public, although only high-ranking government officials and Library employees may check out books and materials.
James Madison is credited with the idea of creating a congressional library, first making such a proposition in 1783. The Library of Congress was subsequently established April 24, 1800 when President John Adams signed an act of Congress providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. Part of the legislation appropriated $5,000 "for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress... and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them." Books were ordered from London, the collection consisted of 740 books and three maps which were housed in the new United States Capitol. President Thomas Jefferson played an important role in establishing the structure of the Library of Congress. On January 26, 1802, he signed a bill that allowed the president to appoint the Librarian of Congress and establishing a Joint Committee on the Library to regulate and oversee it; the new law extended borrowing privileges to the President and Vice President.
The invading British army burned Washington in August 1814 during the War of 1812 and destroyed the Library of Congress and its collection of 3,000 volumes. These volumes had been left in the Senate wing of the Capitol. One of the few congressional volumes to survive was a government account book of receipts and expenditures for 1810, it was taken as a souvenir by British Admiral George Cockburn, whose family returned it to the United States government in 1940. Within a month, Thomas Jefferson offered to sell his personal library as a replacement. Congress accepted his offer in January 1815; some members of the House of Representatives opposed the outright purchase, including New Hampshire Representative Daniel Webster who wanted to return "all books of an atheistical and immoral tendency." Jefferson had spent 50 years accumulating a wide variety of books in several languages and on subjects such as philosophy, law, architecture, natural sciences, studies of classical Greece and Rome, modern inventions, hot air balloons, submarines, fossils and meteorology.
He had collected books on topics not viewed as part of a legislative library, such as cookbooks. However, he believed, he remarked: I do not know that it contains any branch of science which Congress would wish to exclude from their collection. Jefferson's collection was unique in that it was the working collection of a scholar, not a gentleman's collection for display. With the addition of his collection, the Library of Congress was transformed from a specialist's library to a more general one, his original collection was organized into a scheme based on Francis Bacon's organization of knowledge. He grouped his books into Memory and Imagination, which broke down into 44 more subdivisions; the Library followed Jefferson's organization scheme until the late 19th century, when librarian Herbert Putnam began work on a more flexible Library of Congress Classification structure that now applies to more than 138 million items. In 1851, a fire destroyed two thirds of the Jefferson collection, with only 2,000 books remaining.
By 2008, the Librarians of Congress had found replacements for all but 300 of the works that were in Jefferson's original collection. On December 22, 1851 the largest fire in the Library's history destroyed 35,000 books, about two–thi