Newton Record publisher Robbie Robertson says the paper had a paid circulation of 2,400. He says the current recession has caused advertising to slow and the paper was not able to stay afloat.
The first edition of the Newton Record was published on Dec. 5, 1901.
Community Newspaper Holding acquired the Newton Record from American Publishing Co. in 1999.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Joplin Globe owner to shut down Mississippi weekly
Bad news continues for the newspaper industry as Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., owner of the Joplin Globe, has announced it will close the Newton Mississippi Record, a newspaper that has been in existence since 1901: