The Advertiser News

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The Advertiser News
Type weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) GateHouse Media Inc.
Publisher Keith Ponder
Gen Manager: Jeff Bryant
Founded 2003
Language English
Headquarters 5326 Main Street, Suite #C,
Spring Hill, TN, 37174
 United States
Circulation 14,500 Weekly
Website The Advertiser News official web site

The The Advertiser News is a weekly newspaper in Spring Hill, Tennessee. It is owned and published by GateHouse Media Inc.. The newspaper is published once a week, every Wednesday. Its Newspaper Designated Market (N.D.M.) stretches into two cities in two separate counties in Middle Tennessee. It is primarily distributed to zip code 37174 Spring Hill (both the Maury County, Tennessee side and the Williamson County, Tennessee side and zip code 37179 Thompson's Station, Tennessee. It is a Total Market Coverage (T.M.C.) paper and is delivered to 99% of all deliverable mailing addresses in those zip codes. It is the only newspaper that reaches both sides of Spring Hill with full saturation. Two daily papers are distributed in Spring Hill but one primarily on the Williamson County side and one primarily on the Maury County side.


The Advertiser News was founded in 2003 by its current General Manager Jeff Bryant. Jeff along with his wife Karen Bryant and Advertising Representative David Hancock were the driving force in creating and publishing the newspaper. The very first edition was published in October 2003. At the time the newspaper was a tabloid and was printed every two weeks. The newspaper was actually started in the attic office space of local Spring Hill attorney Amy Cross.

In June 2004 The Advertiser News Group was formed as a holding company and started a sister publication called Brentwood Life. It was followed five months later by the first publication of the Franklin Life in November 2004.

The Advertiser News Group was purchased by Stephens Media in July 2005. Stephen Media also owns The Columbia Daily Herald, and many other publications around the country. Stephens Media is based in Las Vegas Nevada. Most of Stephens newspapers operate in small to medium-sized towns and cities, but the company also owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 186,000 circulation newspaper.

In June 2006, the company became officially known as Stephens Media LLC. Stephens Media LLC is a Nevada diversified media holding company that publishes over 11 daily and 64 weekly newspapers in 9 states, primarily in Nevada and Arkansas. On February 19, 2015, the company announced it had sold its Stephens Media newspapers to the New Media Investment Group, a publicly traded company based in New York for $102.5 million in cash.

Subsidiary Publications[edit]

  • Franklin Life {Monthly} (Franklin, TN)
  • Brentwood Life {Monthly} (Brentwood, TN)
  • The Man Mag of Middle Tennessee {Bimonthly} (6 Counties in Southern Middle Tennessee)


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