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The Chattanooga News Archive 

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 19011939

About

Jerome Balaam Pound and William M. Bearden published the first issue of the Chattanooga Evening News on July 2, 1888. Pound gained his initial experience in newspaper publishing at the age of 16 when he established the Macon [Georgia] Daily News in1884. After four years, he sold the paper and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he entered into a partnership with Bearden and began publishing the Chattanooga Evening News (the word "evening" was dropped from the title in 1891). During his three-decade-long tenure in the newspaper industry, Poundalso revived the Knoxville Sentinel (1891), purchased the Knoxville Tribune (1894), and established the Memphis Morning News (1902). Pound later ventured into the hotel business and also owned several radio stations throughout the American South in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1909, Pound sold the Chattanooga News to George Fort Milton, who incorporated the holding as the Chattanooga News Co. and became its president and editor.

Archive Info

  • 196,132
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 19011939

Source Information

The Chattanooga News, 1901–1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 7, 2019

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Archive Info

  • 196,132
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 19011939

Source Information

The Chattanooga News, 1901–1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 7, 2019