The Anderson Independent-Mail

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The Anderson Independent-Mail
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherSusan Kelly-Gilbert[1]
EditorStephen S. Mullins
Founded1899; 121 years ago (1899)
Headquarters1000 Williamston Rd.
Anderson, SC 29621
United States
CountryUnited States

The Anderson Independent-Mail, known as Independent Mail, is the local newspaper for Anderson County in the state of South Carolina. Based in the city of Anderson, South Carolina, it is a staple for news, competing with The Greenville News of Greenville, South Carolina and several smaller community publications including The Anderson Observer.

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 Monday through Friday circulation is 27,000. Sunday circulation is 38,000. 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.

The Independent-Mall was previously owned by the E.W. Scripps Company; the company spun out its newspaper assets into Journal Media Group in April 2015.[2]


  1. ^ "Kelly-Gilbert named publisher/chief revenue officer of Independent Mail". The Anderson Independent-Mail. E. W. Scripps Company. June 19, 2012. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Gores, Paul (April 1, 2015). "Journal, Scripps merger creates two closely aligned media companies". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Journal Media Group. Retrieved April 3, 2015.

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