Saturday, February 7, 2009

Newspaper scales back to 3 days a week

Beginning Saturday, the Georgetown News-Graphic will publish only three days a week instead of five and also cease home delivery, as the paper reacts to a harsh economy.

The paper will be published Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday rather than Tuesday through Friday and Sunday as it had been, said Publisher Mike Scogin.

The News-Graphic had expanded from publishing three days a week to five in August 2006.

The decision to mail copies to subscribers allowed the paper, with a circulation of about 5,500, to eliminate much of its eight-person delivery team of independent contractors. A couple will remain to deliver copies to racks and stores.

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