Jacksdon St. Gordon, Ga.
Toombsboro Appeal started
about 1870 in Toomsboro. Started legal advertisements i.e. sheriff's
sales, notice of sale, in 1875. Before that the legal advertisements
were published in the Macon and Milledgeville papers..
Newspapers -bound copies
for viewing and cds for sale
in Wilkinson County Superior
Book 1- Wilkinson Appeal- Feb
1875 to Southerner Appeal- Dec 1889
5 CDs for Sale
5 [five] CD's altogether,
they 1852 to 1942. They are available from Superior Court Clerk in
Irwinton. The price is
Book 2- The Southerner- Sept
1875 to Southerner Appeal- Aug 1890
Book 3- Southerner Appeal-
Aug 1888 to Southerner Appeal- June 1890
Book 3- Southerner Appeal-
Book 4- Gordon Press Appeal-
Aug 1890 and Irwinton World- April 1893 to The World- Sept 1893
Book 5- The Bulletin- March
1900 to The Bulletin- Dec 1900
Book 6- The Bulletin- Jan
1901 to Irwinton Bulletin- Dec 1903
Book 7- Irwinton Bulletin-
Jan 1904 to Irwinton Bulletin- Dec 1906
Book 8- Irwinton Bulletin-
Nov 1894 to The Bulletin- Dec 1897 and The Macon Telegraph- May 1939
Atlanta Journal- May 1939
Screen and Radio Weekly- Jan
$35.00 per CD + postage [varies
depending on how many you order]. The number to call is 478-946-2221.
CD No. 1 DETAILS
3 copies Ga. Telegraph 1852;
1 copy Federal Union 1855; 1 copy Central Georgian 1869; 1 copy Georgia
Weekly Telegraph 1873; 2 copies Macon Telegraph & Messenger 1874;
3 copies Wilkinson Appeal 1875; 1 copy The Southener 1875; 7 copies
Southerner and Appeal 1877; 1 copy Southerner and Appeal 1878;
10 copies Southerner and Appeal 1878; 1 copy The Gainesville Eagle, 1879;
20 copies Southerner and Appeal, 1880; 1 copy The Macon Telegraph and Messenger
1880; 15 copies Southerner and Appeal 1881; 1 copy Early County News, 1881;
15 copies Southerner and Appeal, 1882; 15 copies Southerner and Appeal,
1883; 11 copies Southerner and Appeal, 1884; 1 copy The Central Georgian
1886; 2 copies Southerner and Appeal 1886; 18 copies Southerner
and Appeal 1888; 49 copies Southerner and Appeal 1889; 1 copy Southerner
and Appeal 1890; 1 copy The Gordon Reporter 1920; 1 copy Wilkinson County
News 1942; 3 copies The Wilkinson Times, dates unknown; 4 copies Southerner
and Appeal, dates unknown.
CD No. 2 DETAILS
25 copies Southerner and Appeal
1889; 22 copies Southerner and Appeal 1890; 10 copies Gordon Press
1890; 40 copies Gordon Press 1891; 40 copies Gordon Press 1892; 6
copies Gordon Press 1893; 11 copies The Irwinton World 1893; 24 copies
The Irwinton World, 1894; 34 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1898; 32 copies
The Irwinton Bulletin 1899; 6 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1900.
CD No. 3 DETAILS
35 copies The Irwinton
Bulletin 1900; 28 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1901; 47 copies The
Irwinton Bulletin 1902; 40 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1903; 1 copy
of The World, date unknown
CD No. 4 DETAILS
1 copy The Eclectic
Star 1871; 39 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1904; 43 copies
The Irwinton Bulletin 1905; 41 copies The Irwinton Bulletin 1906
started in Irwinton in 1870's
Toombsboro Appeal and Irwinton
Southerner consolidated to
1875. C. E. Carnes was the editor and owner and had a subscriber
base of 1,400. J.H and Charles R. Hodges were editors and publishers
in 1878, Charles R. Hodges sold the paper to H F. Carswell in Nov. 1880.
Mr. Carswell retired as editor and John M. Huff became editor in
1881. Thomas H. Morris bought and edited the paper in 1885.
In 1888 Joseph Lingo
was the editor. and sold it to H F Carswell in 1888.
In 1889 the paper was to moved
to Gordon and changed name to:
Gordon Press. Created
in July 1890 Robert Brewer was the business manager and editor. Dan Vaughn
was the editor in 1890. Robert Brewer was the editor in April 1891.
Charles G. Morris was named editor and general manager in 1891.
The Blade, Gordon
Irwinton Blade, started
October 1890, B. F. Jacobson publisher, T. W. White, editor.
Irwinton World, Irwinton,
John A. Perry, editor in 1894 , Populist paper
The Guide, Irwinton,
Mr. Lydy editor in 1895, Populist paper
Irwinton Bulletin started
1895 in Irwinton by George Henry Carswell and his brother-in-law John Todd,
who sold his interest to Mr. Carswell a few months later. George Henry
Carswell was editor and publisher in 1900 W.H. Rutland was editior when
he died in November 1904. James F. Williams, editor in 1906, died
1907. Lamar Tigner was editor in 1907
P F Duggan, editor and publisher
1909. Harris Waters, editor and publisher 1910.
Samuel W. Hatfield, editor
1911, L.P. Hatfield, publisher, 1912 title changed from Irwinton
The Bulletin. Was leased
by The Wilkinson County Banner, J. R. Crandall, publisher and was
to be published at Toombsboro in 1912. John
Fleming Bloodworth and Lamar S. Tigner purchased the paper in 1920. George
H. Carswell, Editor at one time.
was being published in April of 1904 per article in Atlanta Constitution
Wilkinson Appeal C.
E. Carnes, editor in 1874, retired and was succeeded by Judge J. C. Bower
who resigned from the editorship and was replaced by Rev. E. B. Barrett
in 1875. C. E. Carnes of the Irwinton bought the Appeal and consolidated
it to called the Southerner-Appeal
Wilkinson County News,
started in 1922 in Gordon by Eli Bartow Hubbard, editor until 1925. Joseph
(sources: History of Wilkinson
County Ga., Victor Davidson; Atlanta Constitution, Washington
Post, Macon Telegraph, Georgia Annual 1912 )
Microfilm available from Georgia
8, 1907-Dec. 22, 1911 title changed to The Bulletin
The Bulletin Jan.
5, 1912-Dec. 31, 1954
*Wilkinson County News
Mar. 14, 1925-Dec. 23, 1938; Oct. 4, 1940-present
Source: Atlanta Constitution;
Library of Congress, Ayer and Sons American Newspaper Annual 1900-1911
East Wilkinson County Public Library
154 East Main Street, P.O.
Irwinton, GA 31042-0546
Gordon Public Library
284 Milledgeville Hwy. West,
P. O. Box 336, Gordon, GA 31031-0336
copyright Eileen Babb McAdams 2003