Advocate to celebrate 150th anniversary

Published 10:51 am Friday, September 25, 2015

For nearly 150 years, the Greenville Advocate has been telling your stories.

To mark its 150th anniversary, the staff of the Advocate will produce a magazine that chronicles the history of the newspaper and features major stories and events that have filled past pages of the Advocate, photos from the paper’s archives and reflections from current and former staff members.

“Some people call a newspaper a first draft of history,” said Andy Brown, managing editor of Greenville Newspapers, LLC. “This is our second draft of history — a walk down memory lane of sorts.”

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Greenville Newspapers President and Publisher Tracy Salter said the Advocate’s mission has long been serving the community it calls home.

“The Advocate has a long history of acting as a positive influence in our community,” said Tracy Salter, publisher and president of Greenville Newspapers, LLC.   “One-hundred and fifty years of serving a community is something to be proud of and something that we are proud to be a part of.  The community and its people make the stories that grace the pages of the Advocate every week.  From capturing a local high school football player’s game-winning play on camera to covering local government and education, to sharing someone’s story of dedication to serving others, the staff at the Advocate is blessed to play a role in turning moments in time into memories that will be available for others to enjoy and share for many years to come.”

Readers of the Advocate are also asked to share stories of their interactions with the newspaper through the years. Some of those accounts will be included in the magazine, which will publish in October.

“The Advocate is and has always been the community’s newspaper,” Brown said. “Many of our readers have seen their milestones and accomplishments featured in the newspaper, and we’re always excited to share the news with their family, friends and neighbors. It just makes sense to make the people we serve a big part of our 150th anniversary edition.”

Readers who would like to share their memories of the newspaper are asked to send submissions to no later than Oct. 9.