History of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 1:44 p.m.
The Herald-Journal traces its beginnings to 1842 when The Spartanburg Journal was established as a publishing company by Asa J. Muir. The company was in existence for about a year. Muir published The Spartanburgh Journal every Saturday. The final "h" eventually disappeared from the city's and the newspaper's name. The Spartanburg Herald purchased the Journal and the Carolina Spartan in 1914 and the Journal became the afternoon paper. Charles E. Marsh of Texas bought the newspapers and in 1947 donated them to the Public Welfare Foundation, which he had founded.
The Spartanburg Herald merged with The Spartanburg Journal and became The Spartanburg Herald-Journal on October 1, 1982. The Herald-Journal was acquired in 1985 by the New York Times Co., and was a member of the New York Times Regional Media Group through 2011. The Herald-Journal became a member of the Halifax Media Group on Jan. 6, 2012.
The Herald-Journal started its first online service on July 10, 1995 as an outgrowth of the paper's coverage of the Susan Smith trial in Union, S.C. An enhanced edition, The Upstate Journal, was launched on Sept. 22, 1996 with daily news updates, community information and Internet resources. The paper expanded its online service with the launch of GoUpstate.com on March 29, 1999.
For more information about the Herald-Journal, please refer to the online directory and contact the appropriate person or department. General questions can be directed to:
P.O. Box 1657
Spartanburg, SC 29304
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