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The Augusta Chronicle
is the major daily newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...
of Augusta, Georgia
Augusta is a consolidated city in the U.S. state of Georgia, located along the Savannah River. As of the 2010 census, the Augusta–Richmond County population was 195,844 not counting the unconsolidated cities of Hephzibah and Blythe.Augusta is the principal city of the Augusta-Richmond County...
and is one of the oldest newspapers in the United States
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. The paper is known for its coverage of the Masters Tournament, which is played in Augusta. Among locals, the paper is commonly referred to as "The AC"
The paper was founded as the weekly Augusta Gazette
in 1785. In 1786, the paper was renamed The Georgia State Gazette
. From 1789 to 1804, the paper was known as The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State
. Patrick Walsh, later a U.S. Senator, joined the editorial staff in 1866 and became owner in 1873. The paper was bought by Morris Communications
Morris Communications of Augusta, Georgia is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution, visitor publications and online services. Newspapers are the foundation...
, LLC, in 1945.
In addition to a daily online edition, the entire archives back to its founding have been made searchable on the Internet.
The Augusta chronicle takes a very conservative stance on issues which at one time was suited for the majority of residents.