About us

Our Staff

Editor and Publisher: Parish Howard Advertising Director: Michelle Rabun
Staff Writer: Carol McLeod Sales Rep: Cathy Brown
Administrative AssistantBecky Irwin  

How to reach us

The News and Farmer / The Jefferson Reporter

615 Mulberry Street, Louisville, GA 30434

(478) 625-7722

Newsroom Email: news@thenewsandfarmer.com

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The oldest weekly newspaper in Georgia is still serving its readers

For over 100 years this Jefferson County newspaper has been providing its readers with the best local news, lifestyle, religion agriculture, business and community coverage possible.

A weekly publication, The News and Farmer and Wadley Herald/The Jefferson Reporter serves as the legal organ of Jefferson and Glascock counties.

The newspaper operates as a consolidation of The News and Farmer, Georgia's oldest weekly paper and the Jefferson Reporter.

It serves all of historic Jefferson County, which includes the cities of Avera, Stapleton, Wrens, Wadley,Bartow, Matthews and Louisville, the first designated permanent capitol of Georgia, and Glascock County, which includes the cities of Gibson, Mitchell and Edgehill.

The News and Farmer and Wadley Herald / The Jefferson Reporter is published each Thursday by Gatehouse Media, LLC and distributed by mail and on racks inside 43 retail establishments in Jefferson and Glascock counties.

Georgia Press Association Awards

2016
1st Editorial Writing—Parish Howard and C.McLeod
1st Business Writing—Parish Howard
1st Religion Writing—Parish Howard
1st Spot News Photo—Parish Howard
1st Feature photo—Anna Lush
1st Page One--staff
1st Business Writing—Parish Howard
1st Religion Writing—Parish Howard
1st Sports Writing—Parish Howard
1st News photo—Parish Howard
2nd General Excellence
2nd Editorial Page--Staff
2nd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
2nd Feature Writing—Parish Howard
2nd Education Writing—Carol McLeod/Faye Ellison 
2nd Feature Writing—Carol McLeod/Faye Ellison/Parish Howard
3rd Feature Writing—Parish Howard
3rd News Photo—Parish Howard
3rd Photo Portfolio—Parish Howard
3rd News Photo—Parish Howard
3rd Editorial Writing—Parish Howard and Carol McLeod
3rd Lifestyle Coverage--staff
3rd General Excellence
 
2015
1st Business Writing--Parish Howard
2nd Lifestyle Coverage--staff
2nd Special Section--staff
3rd Local News Coverage--staff
3rd Feature Writing--Parish Howard
3rd Feature Photograph--Parish Howard
 
2014
2nd Business Writing--Parish Howard
2nd Editorial Page--staff
2nd Headline Writing--Parish Howard
2nd Local News Coverage--staff
3rd Hard News Writing--Parish Howard
3rd Religion Writing--Staff
3rd Sports Photograph--Parish Howard
 
2013
2nd Spot News Photograph--Parish Howard
3rd Edtiorial Writing--Parish Howard
 
2012
1st Feature Writing--Parish Howard
1st Feature Photograph--Parish Howard
1st Sports Writing--Staff
2nd Business Writing--Staff
2nd Sports Photograph--Parish Howard
3rd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
3rd Hard News Writing--Faye Ellison
2012 (continued)
3rd Humorous Column--Carol McLeod
3rd Photo Essay--Parish Howard
 
2011
3rd Sports Writing--Parish Howard
 
2010
2nd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
2nd Sports Writing--Staff
2nd Photo Illustration--Fay Ellison
3rd Photo Essay--Parish Howard
3rd Spot News Photo--Carol McLeod
3rd Education Writing--Staff
 
2009
1st Community Service--Staff
2nd Editorial Writing--Parish Howard
2nd Feature Photograph--Parish Howard
2nd Sports Feature Photo--Parish Howard
2nd Spot News Photo--Parish Howard
3rd Headline Writing--Staff
3rd Hard News Writing--Faye Ellison
3rd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
 
2008
2nd Spot News Photo--David Irwin
2nd Business Writing--Staff
3rd Hard News Writing--Faye Ellison
3rd Sports Feature Photo--Parish Howard
3rd News Photograph--Parish Hwoard
3rd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
 
2007
1st Hard News Writing--Parish Howard
1st Education Writing--Staff
1st Spot News Photo--Parish Howard
2nd Feature Photo-Faye Ellison
2nd News Photo--Parish Howard
2nd Religion Writing--Staff
3rd Community Service--Staff
3rd Sports Writing--Parish Howard
 
2006
1st Page One--Staff
1st Editorial Page--Staff
1st Community Service--Staff
1st Sports Writing--Parish Howard
2nd General Excellence--Staff/Newspaper
2nd Editorial Writing--Staff
2nd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
2nd Feature Writing--Faye Ellison
3rd Education Coverage--Staff
3rd News Photo--Parish Howard
 
2005
1st Community Service--Staff
1st Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
1st News Photograph--Ben Nelms
1st Photo Essay--Parish Howard
2nd Religion Writing--Staff
2nd Spot News Photo--Faye Ellison
3rd General Excellence--Staff/Newspaper
3rd Photo Illustration--Ben Nelms
3rd Photo Essay--Parish Howard
3rd Education Writing--Staff
 
2004
1st Feature Photograph--Parish Howard
1st Sports Writing--Parish Howard
2nd General Excellence--Staff/Newspaper
2nd Community Service--Staff
2nd Layout and Design--Staff
2nd Special Issue--Staff
2nd Investigative Reporting--Ben Nelms
2nd Spot News Photo--Ben Nelms
3rd Feature Writing--Parish Howard
3rd Religion Writing--Staff
 
2003
1st Local News Coverage--Staff
1st Religion Writing--Staff
3rd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
3rd News Photograph--Parish Howard
3rd Investigative Reporting--Ben Nelms
 
2002
1st Investigative Reporting--Ben Nelms
2nd Feature Writing--Parish Howard
2nd Community Service--Staff
2nd Lifestyle Coverage--Staff
2nd Hard News Writing--Ben Nelms
2nd Spot News Photo--Ben Nelms
3rd Business Writing--Staff
 
2001
1st News Photograph--Ben Nelms
2nd Spot News Photo--Parish Howard
2nd Photo Essay--Parish Howard
3rd Business Writing--Ben Nelms
3rd Sports Section--Staff