The Daily Comet

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Daily Comet
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Halifax Media Group
Publisher Miles Forrest
Editor Keith Magill
Founded 1889 (as the Lafourche Comet)
Headquarters 104 Hickory Street
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301
 United States
Official website

The Daily Comet is a newspaper in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States. It covers Lafourche, Assumption, the west bank of St. James and the northern part of Terrebonne parishes.

It began publishing in 1889 as the weekly Lafourche Comet. It is the only paper currently published in America named "Comet". Its publisher, a Democrat, selected the name "Comet" because the rival Republican newspaper was named the Star. The publisher reasoned that a comet is brighter than a star.

The Daily Comet was purchased by Halifax Media Group from The New York Times Company on January 6, 2012.[1]