Laurel Leader-Call ceases publication
From the Laurel Leader-Call
March 26, 2012
LAUREL — The Laurel Leader-Call has announced it will cease publication after this Thursday’s edition (March 29, 2012).
Publisher Mitchell D. Lynch advised the paper’s 18 employees of the decision Monday afternoon. He said subscribers who had paid for the paper in advance would be reimbursed.
“The paper has been privileged to serve the community for many years,” said Lynch.
The paper was founded Aug. 11, 1911, as the Laurel Daily Argus, and later changed its name to the Laurel Daily Leader, and then in 1930 to the Laurel Leader-Call. It was purchased by a subsidiary of Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., an Alabama-based media company, in 1999.
The Leader-Call had been a seven-day a week paper until six months ago when it reduced publication to four days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Lynch praised the “dedicated people” working at the paper, and thanked the community for its support over the years.