Emmerich launching newspaper to replace defunct Leader-Call
Published: April 2,2012
LAUREL — Emmerich Newspapers says it will start a newspaper to replace the Laurel Leader-Call, which has shut down.
In a statement last Saturday, Emmerich said the start-up newspaper would be launched April 15 with the name The Chronicle.
Wyatt Emmerich, the president of Emmerich Newspapers, said the new community newspaper will serve Laurel, Ellisville and Jones County. Emmerich plans to hire the entire Leader-Call staff to work for the new paper.
The Chronicle will publish three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
“We believe in the importance of community news,” Emmerich said.
He said the company wanted to buy the Leader-Call, but legal reasons prevented that from happening so the company decided to start a new paper.
Emmerich publishes 25 community newspapers primarily in Mississippi.
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