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Charleston Gazette-Mail


1873

Charles B. Webb started the weekly Kanawha Chronicle

Other events that happened on or around 1873

1877

The Kanawha Chronicle in Charleston was sold to James B. Pemberton

1884

Moses W. Donnally bought the Chronicle

Other events that happened on or around 1884

1888

Kanawha Gazette began regular daily publication

Other events that happened on or around 1888

1897

Donnally Publishing Company sold it to Gazette Company

Other events that happened on or around 1897

1907

The Chilton family acquired an interest in the newspaper and changed the name to the Charleston Gazette

Other events that happened on or around 1907

1917

William Edwin Chilton completed his term as U.S. Senate and became publisher

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1918

Fire destroyed Charleston Gazette newspaper plant located at the South Side Bridge

Other events that happened on or around 1918

1922

William E. "Ned" Chilton Jr. became president of the Daily Gazette Co.

Other events that happened on or around 1922

1937

Circulation of Charleston Gazette exceeded 50,000

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1950

The Charleston Gazette led community effort to build Coonskin Park

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1953

Statewide circulation of the Charleston Gazette peaked at 86,000

Other events that happened on or around 1953

Jan 01, 1958

Charleston Daily Mail entered joint operating agreement with the Gazette

Other events that happened on or around January 01, 1958

1960

Gazette moved offices to Daily Mail building

1987

Robert L. Smith Jr name Daily Gazette Co. president

Other events that happened on or around 1987

1992

Robert L. Smith retired as Charleston Gazette publisher

Other events that happened on or around 1992

2005

The Gazette's daily circulation was 50,737

Other events that happened on or around 2005

Apr 10, 2017

Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting

Aug, 2017

An arbitrator ruled that the Gazette-Mail’s owners pay nearly $3.8 million to the Daily Mail’s former owners

Jan 29, 2018

The Charleston Gazette-Mail filed for bankruptcy

Mar 08, 2018

HD Media was the successful bidder to purchase the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Mar 30, 2018

HD Media became the new owner of the Charleston Gazette-Mail


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