The Anderson Independent-Mail celebrated its 100th year of service to the Anderson, S.C. community in 1999. It started in 1899 when G. Pierce Brown began publishing the afternoon Anderson Daily Mail. Later, Wilton E. Hall, who had started the morning Anderson Independent, bought the Daily Mail and published both newspapers for more than 40 years. Harte-Hanks Communications bought the newspapers in 1972 and later combined them as the Independent-Mail. In 1997, The E.W. Scripps Company bought the Independent-Mail, which continues to be the leading daily newspaper serving northwest South Carolina and northeast Georgia. The staff won three National Headliner Awards in the 1990s and consistently wins state and national awards for news, sports and lifestyle reporting, along with advertising awards. In 1996, it became the first South Carolina newspaper to develop a web site.
Susan Kelly-Gilbert, chief revenue officer and publisher
Founded: 1899; purchased by Scripps: 1997
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P.O. Box 2507
Anderson, SC 29622