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February 6, 2014

The History of The Union-Recorder




1902 – Union-Recorder

Jere N. Moore was succeeded by his son R. B. Moore as editor. (The Union-Recorder remained in the Moore family until it was sold in 1961.)


1942 – Union-Recorder

Jere Moore, son of R. B. Moore and grandson of Jere N. Moore, became editor of the Union-Recorder. The newspaper was published weekly on Thursday.


1961 – Union-Recorder

The Union-Recorder was purchased by Peyton Anderson, who also owned the Macon Telegraph.


1969 – Union-Recorder

The Union-Recorder and the Macon Telegraph were purchased by Knight Newspapers, Inc.


1974 - Union-Recorder

November 1974, Knight Newspapers merged with Ridder Newspapers and became Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc.


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1979 – Union-Recorder

Began publishing bi-weekly (Wednesday and Friday).


1980 – Union-Recorder

April 1980  broke ground for a new facility on Garrett Way.


1981 – Union-Recorder

March 1981. moved into the new facility on Garrett Way. (Prior to this move the Union-Recorder had always maintained offices in downtown Milledgeville.)


1982 – Union-Recorder

March 1982, began publishing daily, Tuesday through Saturday.


1986 – Union-Recorder

Knight-Ridder Newspapers (parent company of the Union-Recorder) changed name to Knight-Ridder, Inc.


1997 – Union-Recorder

December 9, 1997, the Union-Recorder was purchased by Newspaper Holdings, Inc., / Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.



The Union-Recorder is the oldest newspaper in Georgia in continuous publication. Upon news of Sherman’s march through Georgia during the Civil War, the printing press and other equipment was hidden. With the help of a printer’s helper, the Union-Recorder was published. Thus, the distinction of being the oldest newspaper in continuous publication.  The Augusta Chronicle is the oldest (in years) established newspaper in Georgia, but not in continuous publication.  the Union-Recorder has never missed a publication.

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