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The TimesDaily is the daily newspaper for Florence, Alabama. The TimesDaily covers a four-county region in Alabama including Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, and Lawrence counties, as well as portions of southern Tennessee and northeast Mississippi. In addition to editorial offices in Florence, The TimesDaily maintains a state capital bureau in Montgomery.[1]

The TimesDaily
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Tennessee Valley Printing Co., Inc.
PublisherDarrell Sandlin
EditorGary Maitland
Headquarters219 W. Tennessee Street
Florence, Alabama 35630
United States
Circulation28,900 Daily
30,500 Sunday

The newspaper is owned by the Tennessee Valley Printing Co., which also publishes The Decatur Daily. The TimesDaily has a twelve-month average circulation of 28,900 daily and 30,500 Sunday.[2] Of the 25 daily newspapers published in Alabama, The TimesDaily has the seventh highest daily circulation.[3]

The TimesDaily was founded in 1889 as The Florence Times and published its first edition on July 4, 1890. A sister paper, The Tri-Cities Daily, was founded in 1907.[4] The merger of these two newspapers in 1967,[5] which published for a time as The Florence Times—Tri-Cities Daily, gives The TimesDaily its distinctive name. In 1972, the TimesDaily was acquired by Worrell Newspapers.[6] The New York Times Company acquired 8 daily papers, including the TimesDaily, from Worrell in 1982.[7] The Tennessee Valley Printing Co. purchased the TimesDaily from the New York Times Regional Media Group, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, in March 2009.[4]

Magazine publishingEdit

The TimesDaily also publishes three regional magazines: ShoalsWoman, Shoals Magazine, and Explore the Shoals.


2018 Better Newspaper Contest - Alabama Press AssociationEdit

Year Award Place Recipient
2018 Best Spot News Story[8] 1st Bernie Delinski
2018 Best Feature Photo[8] 1st Jim Hannon
2018 Online Breaking News Coverage[8] 1st Tom Smith


  1. ^ "Staff Listing". The TimesDaily. Archived from the original on 2006-11-19.
  2. ^ "Business Units". New York Times Company. Archived from the original on March 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "2008 Ratesheet" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 25, 2008.
  4. ^ a b McKean, Matt (March 25, 2009). "NYT Sells TimesDaily". TimesDaily. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "The Times + tri-cities daily". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  6. ^ "Newspaper had early start". TimesDaily. May 14, 2006 – via Google News.
  7. ^ "N.Y. Times Company Is Acquiring The Enterprise, Other Newspapers". Harlan Daily Enterprise. September 16, 1982 – via Google News.
  8. ^ a b c Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 13 July 2018.

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