This is a list of newspapers in South Carolina, United States.

Current news publications

The following is a list of current (print and web-based) news publications published in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

Title Locale Year est. Frequency Publisher/parent company Notes
Advertizer-Herald Bamberg, S.C. 1972 Weekly Result of merger between The Advertizer and the Bamberg Herald. Stopped publishing in 2020.[1]
Aiken Leader Wagener, S.C. Weekly
Aiken Standard Aiken, S.C. Major paper
Anderson Observer Anderson, S.C. Daily
Beaufort Gazette Beaufort, S.C. McClatchy Company[2] Major paper
Berkeley Independent Moncks Corner, S.C. Weekly
The Berkeley Observer Goose Creek, S.C.[3] Daily
Chapin Times Chapin, S.C. Weekly
The Charleston Chronicle Charleston, S.C. 1971 Weekly Tolbert Smalls Major African-American newspaper
Charleston City Paper Charleston, S.C. Weekly Major paper
Cheraw Chronicle Cheraw, S.C. Weekly
Chronicle-Independent Camden, South Carolina Weekly
Clinton Chronicle Clinton, S.C. Weekly
Coastal Observer Pawleys Island, S.C. Weekly
Colletonian Walterboro,, S.C. Weekly Ceased publication.
Columbia City Paper Columbia, S.C. Major paper
Daily King News Hilton Head Island, S.C. Major paper
Dillon Herald Dillon, S.C. Weekly
Dorchester Eagle-Record St. George, S.C. Weekly
Edgefield Advertiser Edgefield, S.C. Weekly
El Palmetto Columbia, S.C. Daily
Free Times Columbia, S.C. Weekly Serving Columbia, and Richland and Lexington counties.[4]
Georgetown Times Georgetown, S.C. Daily
Greenville Journal Greenville, S.C. Weekly
Greenville News Greenville, S.C. Gannett Company[5] Major paper
Hampton County Guardian Hampton, S.C. Weekly
Rock Hill Herald Rock Hill, S.C. McClatchy Company[2] Major paper
Herald-Journal Spartanburg, S.C. GateHouse Media[6] Major paper
Holly Hill Observer Holly Hill, S.C. Weekly Closed in 2020.
Horry Independent Conway, S.C. Weekly
Independent-Mail Anderson, S.C. Gannett Company[5] Major paper
Index-Journal Greenwood, S.C. Major paper
Island Packet Hilton Head Island, S.C. McClatchy Company[2] Major paper
The Item Sumter, S.C. Major paper
Jasper County Sun Ridgeland, S.C. Weekly
Lake City News & Post Lake City, S.C. Weekly
Lancaster News Lancaster, S.C. Three times weekly
Laurens County Advertiser Laurens, S.C. Weekly
Lee County Observer Bishopville, S.C. Weekly
Marion Star

& Mullins Enterprise

Marion, S.C. Weekly
Marlboro Herald Advocate Bennettsville, S.C. Weekly
McCormick Messenger McCormick, S.C. Weekly
Morning News Florence, S.C. Daily Lee Enterprises - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.[7] Major paper
Myrtle Beach Herald Myrtle Beach, S.C. Weekly
Newberry Observer Newberry, S.C. Weekly
News Kingstree, S.C. Weekly
News and Press Darlington, S.C. Weekly
News & Reporter Chester, S.C. Twice weekly
North Myrtle Beach Times North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Weekly
People-Sentinel Barnwell, S.C. Weekly
The Post and Courier Charleston, S.C. 1803[8] Major paper. Charleston Courier began in 1803; became Post and Courier in 1991
Press and Banner

and Abbeville Medium

Abbeville, S.C. 1844[9] Weekly Banner Corporation Original Website (Archived ver.)
Press and Standard Walterboro, S.C. Weekly Colleton County
Progressive Journal Pageland, S.C. Weekly
Santee Striper Santee, S.C. Weekly Closed in 2020.
The State Columbia, S.C. 1891[8] Daily McClatchy Company[2] Major paper. Service area includes Columbia, Richland County, Lexington County, and the Midlands.
Summerville Journal-Scene Summerville, S.C. Twice weekly Dorchester County
Sun News Myrtle Beach, S.C. Daily McClatchy Company[2] Major paper
The Journal Seneca, S.C. 1903 Daily (5 times per week, Tues-Sat) Edwards Group (locally owned) Major paper
Times and Democrat Orangeburg, S.C. Daily online, print on Tue. Thur. and Sat. Lee Enterprises Major paper
True Nation News Magazine Bluffton, S.C. Major paper
True Nation News Magazine Columbia, S.C. Daily
The Twin-City News Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. 1925 Weekly Bruner Press Weekly newspaper covering western Midlands, including Lexington and Saluda counties
Union County News Union, S.C. Weekly
Union Daily Times Union, S.C. Major paper
Upstate Business Journal (UBJ) Greenville, S.C. Biweekly
Weekly Observer Hemingway, S.C. Weekly Ceased publication.
West Of Charleston (West Ashley), S.C. Weekly


Title Locale Year est. Frequency Year ceased Notes
Abbeville Medium Abbeville 1871 1923 [10]
Abbeville Press Abbeville 1860 1869 [11]
Advertizer Bamberg 1967 1972 Merged with the Bamberg Herald.[1]
American General Gazette [citation needed]
Anderson Gazette Anderson 1843 1854 [12]
Bamberg Herald Bamberg 1891 1972 Merged with The Advertizer.
Charleston Mercury Charleston 1819 1868
Citizen-News Edgefield 2012
Columbia Record Columbia 1897 1988 [13]
Community Times-Dispatch Walterboro
Deutsche Zeitung Charleston 1853 1917 [citation needed]
Evening Medium Abbeville 1923 1925 [14]
The Evening Post [citation needed]
Gazette and Advocate Anderson 1855 185? [citation needed]
The Greenville Piedmont Greenville [citation needed]
Herald and News Newberry 1903 1937 [15]
Highland Sentinel Calhoun 1840 1843 [16]
Lake Wylie Pilot Lake Wylie 2016 (Dec) Merged with the
North Trade Journal North
Press and Banner Abbeville 1924 1925 [17]
The South-Carolina [citation needed]
Southern Rights Advocate Anderson 1852 185? [18]
The Hampton County Herald Hampton 1916 Founded by Randolph Murdaugh Sr.[19]

18th century


Newspapers published in Charleston, South Carolina:

Columbian Herald, 1784
South-Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser, 1783


Newspapers published in Columbia, South Carolina:


Newspapers published in Georgetown, South Carolina:

See also

U.S. newspapers


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  3. ^ The Berkeley Observer
  4. ^ "About Us". Evening Post Industries. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
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  11. ^ "About Abbeville press. (Abbeville, S.C.) 1860–1869". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  12. ^ "About The Anderson gazette. (Anderson C.H., S.C.) 1843–1854". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
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  15. ^ "About The herald and news. (Newberry S.C.) 1903–1937". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  16. ^ "About Highland sentinel. (Calhoun Anderson Dist. [i.e. Calhoun], S.C.) 1840–1843". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
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  18. ^ "About Southern rights advocate. (Anderson, S.C.) 1852-185?". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  19. ^ "Hampton Herald is Established". The State. March 3, 1916. Archived from the original on March 11, 2023. Retrieved March 11, 2023 – via
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