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Print Media in Oconee County



The Oconee Enterprise

is the designated legal organ for the county, so officials must place the legal advertisements there. But they could place other notices and advertisements in at least two other outlets, The Athens Banner-Herald and The Oconee Leader.

The Enterprise, according to the statement of circulation it filed with the U.S. Postal Service and ran in the Oct. 2, 2008, edition of the paper, had an average circulation of 4,377 in the 12 months prior to the filling. Of that amount, 4,080 was inside the county.

The Banner-Herald, according to data from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), has an average paid Sunday circulation in Oconee County of 4,749 and an average Monday-Friday paid circulation of 3,765. The data are for the 12 months ending March 31, 2008.

The Leader started a few years ago as a total market circulation weekly, meaning it was mailed to all of the households in Oconee County, but it has switched to a request only publication. Readers have been asked to indicate if they want to continue receiving the paper. The Jan. 15, 2009, edition of the paper, however, says it continues to reach all of the households in Oconee County.

According to the ABC, Oconee County has 10,612 occupied households.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an average Sunday paid circulation in Oconee County of 1,780 and an average daily paid circulation of 1,346, according to the ABC figures.