The Gettysburg Times
Historical front page (January 4, 1923)
|Type||Daily, except Sunday|
|Owner(s)||Sample News Group, LLC|
Gettysburg Times Publishing LLC
|Managing editor||Alex Hayes|
|Sports editor||Josh Martin|
|Founded||January 1, 1904|
|Circulation||9,700 (as of 2012)|
The Gettysburg Times' focus is Adams County news. Its news staff covers area municipal meetings and events and its sports staff covers seven schools - Delone Catholic, Littlestown, Gettysburg, Bermudian Springs, New Oxford, Fairfield, Bermudian Springs and Biglerville. The newspaper is headed by Managing Editor Alex J. Hayes and Publisher Harry Hartman.
In addition to Adams County news, the paper routinely publishes public-interest excerpts from national news sources.
In September 1902, Madison Alexander Garvin started The Progress. By 1905, it was renamed The Gettysburg Times.
The Adams Centinel was founded by Robert Harper in November 1800 as the first newspaper of any kind in the county. It was a weekly. The wording of "Centinel" was later changed to "Sentinel". In 1867, the Sentinel combined with the Star (founded in 1828) to become the Star and Sentinel. The Times and News Publishing Company, then owner of the Gettysburg Times, took over the Star and Sentinel in 1920, and it published as a weekly until 1961. The Gettysburg Compiler, founded in 1818, was also acquired by the Times' owner.
- "Contact". The Gettysburg Times. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Sample News Group Publications" (PDF). Sample News Group. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- Masthead 1985, Gettysburg Times
- (27 October 1952). Interesting News Highlights Published in First Daily 50 Years Show Early Trend, Gettysburg Times (50th anniversary issue)
- (27 October 1952). Robert Harper Founded First Weekly Paper in County, the Adams Centinel, 1800, Gettysburg Times
- McIlhenny, Hugh C. (12 October 1994). Gettysburg Times history: a 'sick child' comes of age, Gettysburg Times (reprint of March 1984 article)
- (20 November 2012). The Gettysburg Times has been sold, WITF (Associated Press story)
- (20 November 2012). Jones family to sell Times to George, Marlene Sample, Gettysburg Times
- (29 October 2011). Phil Jones remembered as caring, generous, Gettysburg Times