It sure doesn't seem like it has been that long, but H. J. Johnson's daily newsletter, The Mornin' Mail, a Carthage fixture, is beginning its 14th year, according to today's edition:
"Don’t know if ya noticed," he writes, "but as of this week we’re beginnin’ the fourteenth year as the Mornin’ Mail. Some folks think we’ve been around for ever, but we started puttin’ the Mail out on the street on June 18, 1992. We are in fact the only newspaper to be actually printed in Carthage at this time."
I am still not certain I would call it a newspaper, though the definition of a newspaper seems more fluid these days than it did when I was in that business, but it has provided strong coverage of Carthage city government for 14 years.