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.
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.