"Serving Rhea County since 1898"
Published Sundays and Wednesdays
The Herald-News is dedicated to providing a high-quality community newspaper that our readers and advertisers find
beneficial, informative, reliable and enjoyable.
We strive to inform our readers of local government activity that touches their lives, to celebrate the freedom of
speech granted all of us by the First Amendment by publishing letters of opinion and matters of record, and to offer news of
people, places and events that chronicles life in Rhea County.
We are committed to excellence, integrity, progress, tradition and growth, with the additional goal of maintaining and
strengthening our place as the dominant media in Rhea County.
Copies of The Herald-News are available for sale for the past 12 months. Photocopies of articles and photos from The
Herald-News and Dayton Herald are available from 1941 to the present. Reprints of photos taken by The Herald-News staff are
available for a fee. Call 423-775-6111 for more information.
The Herald-News is a member of the National Newspaper Association, Newspaper Association of America, National Advertising
Representatives, American Newspaper Representatives, Tennessee Press Association and Tennessee Press Service.
The Herald-News has won numerous statewide awards in the University of Tennessee-Tennessee Press Association Press
Contests and TPA Advertising/Circulation Ideas Contests.
Awards won include:
First Place in Feature Photography in 2002
First Place in Editorials in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2004
First Place in Public Service in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996
First Place in Promotion of Newspapers in 1994 and 1997
Best of Show Jack Freeland Award in 1996
First Place in Best Special Section in 1987
First Place in Best Newspaper in Education Promotion in 2001
First Place in Best Single Color Advertisement in 1988
Dozens of Second and Third Place and Honorable Mention Awards
First Place in News Photography in 2003
First Place in Make-up and Appearance in 2004
The Herald-News reserves the right to refuse to print any submitted material that in the judgement of the management is
deemed to be illegal, immoral, unethical, libelous or in patently poor taste and to return any advance payment tendered
without further obligation.
The Herald-News/Rhea County Publishing is an equal opportunity employer. The Herald-News does not tolerate discrimination
against any person because of nationality, race, color, gender, age, and disability or on any other unlawful basis. The
Herald-News is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes a drug-free work environment.
The Herald-News is only responsible for the first day of publication of an advertisement that contains errors. The
advertiser must check advertisements on the first day of publication and any errors must be reported to The Herald-News