About Us

Times-Courier Publishing Co., Inc.

Your Hometown Newspaper Devoted To 
The Progress of Gilmer County

The Official Organ of Gilmer County, 
published weekly

Member:
Georgia Press Association
National Newspaper Association
Represented by: Georgia Press Association

 
   What is today known as the Times-Courier began in 1875. Originally the Ellijay Courier, the first issue was published on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1875. The subscription rate was $2 per year.
   In 1916, Ellijay was a mule-wagon and ox-cart town with two bitterly warring political factions and two newspapers, the Ellijay Courier and the Ellijay Times. The two political factions, called the "Simon Pures" and the "Slick Tails," roughly Democrats and Republicans, had been using the newspapers to voice their opposing views. With the Times-Courier's consolidation on Jan. 1, 1916, the new owner hoped to provide local news but avoid controversy by being non-partisan.
   The Times-Courier was owned and operated by the Bunch family from 1967 to 2015, when it was sold to Community Newspapers Inc., which is proud to oversee the official news source of beautiful Gilmer County and the north Georgia mountains. CNI believes strong newspapers build strong communities. “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity, loyalty, quality and hard work.

   The Times-Courier debuted a redesign of both the print edition and www.timescourier.com in 2016, with much more to come. Thanks for reading!

 
Times-Courier Publishing Co., Inc.
The Official Organ of Gilmer County
Courier Established in 1875

47 River Street  |  P.O. Box 1076   |   Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone 706-635-4313   |   Fax 706-635-7006
www.timescourier.com

 

Georgia Press Awards

2016
First place – Lifestyle Column, Whitney Crouch
First place – Feature Writing, Michael Andrews
First place – Special Issues (2015 Apple Festival Edition), Times-Courier Staff

2015
First place – Feature Writing, Whitney Crouch

2014
Second place – Feature Writing, Whitney Crouch
Third place – Education Coverage, Whitney Crouch, Staff

2014 Other Awards
John Harrell Mass Media Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

2013
First place – Humorous Column, Michael Andrews
First place – Education Coverage, Whitney Crouch
First place – Sports Writing, Robbie Bills
Third place – Humorous Column, Whitney Crouch
Third place – Special Section, Staff

2012
First place – Sports Column, Robbie Bills
Second place – Sports Column, Robbie Bills
Third place – News Photograph, Michael Andrews
Third place – Community Service, Michael Andrews

2011
Second place, News Photo, Michael Andrews
Second place – Feature Writing, Whitney Crouch
Third place – Humorous Column, Whitney Crouch

2010
Second place – Feature Photograph, Michael Andrews
Third place – Sports Column, Robbie Bills

2009
First place – Investigative Reporting, Becky Antworth
Third place – Sports Column, Robbie Bills
Third place – Sports Feature Photograph, April Teague
Third place – Serious Column, Becky Antworth

2008
First place – Sports Photograph, John Peeler

2007
First place – Sports Photograph, April Teague

2006
Second place – Editorial Writing, Dub Joiner
Second place – Sports Photograph, John Peeler

2005
First place – Editorial Page, J.C. Williams Trophy
First place – Sports Column, John Peeler

2004
First place – Editorial Page, J.C. Williams Trophy
First place – Humorous Column, Al Summers
First place – Sports Photograph, John Peeler
First place – Sports Column, John Peeler

2003
First place – Sports Column, John Peeler
Third place – Hard News, Dub Joiner

2002
Second place – Sports Section, John Peeler

1990
Third place – Community Service, W. G. Sutlive Trophy

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006