The Anderson Independent-Mail

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The Anderson Independent-Mail
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) E. W. Scripps
Publisher Susan Kelly-Gilbert[1]
Editor Stephen S. Mullins
Founded 1899
Language English
Headquarters 1000 Williamston Rd.
Anderson, SC 29621
United States

The Anderson Independent-Mail, known as Independent Mail, is the local newspaper for Anderson County in the state of South Carolina, published by the Independent Publishing Co., a division of the E. W. Scripps Company. The paper is one of the only daily papers in South Carolina to be published in the Berliner format. Based in the city of Anderson, South Carolina, it is the staple for news, competing only with The Greenville News of Greenville, South Carolina.

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.


  1. ^ "Kelly-Gilbert named publisher/chief revenue officer of Independent Mail" The Anderson Independent-Mail, June 19, 2012

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