Founded in 1803, The Post and Courier is the oldest newspaper in the South and the second oldest in the United States. In 1896, Lowcountry Rice Planter Arthur Middleton acquired the newspaper and has remained a family-owned, independently held media company ever since.
In the 1990’s The Post and Courier’s parent company Evening Post Publishing, Inc. began purchasing community newspapers across the state of South Carolina which laid the groundwork for a unified state-wide media company.
In 2021, The Post and Courier split from it’s parent company Evening Post Publishing Company and along with the community papers formed Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group.
In addition to The Post and Courier newspaper, the company publishes Aiken Standard, Summerville Journal Scene, The Gazette, The Berkeley Independent, Moultrie News, The Star, Free Times, Georgetown Times and Kingstree News. Recently the media company has expanded it’s statewide reach under its brand in Greenville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Spartanburg and Greenville adding local dedicated journalists in each market. The Post and Courier continues its plans to grow throughout the Palmetto state.
With many honors and accolades to its credit, the newspaper has garnered the highest awards in journalism often besting much larger media conglomerates including two Pulitzer Prizes.
The Post and Courier recently relocated it’s offices from 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC to 148 Williman St. Charleston, SC in 2021 and is building a new, modern press facility in North Charleston. This move positions The Post and Courier more central to the rapid growth of the region and growing commercial print operation.