Main Street Media of Tennessee, a publisher of community newspapers, magazines, websites and social media pages throughout Middle Tennessee, has announced the launch of its eighth newspaper, The Dickson Post.
The Post published its first edition Wednesday, Aug. 22, with a focus on local news, sports, events and people in Dickson County.
“We are so excited to be introducing our company’s brand of local news to Dickson County,” said Dave Gould, owner of Main Street Media of Tennessee. “The positive reception we have received from readers has been overwhelming. It’s a great community, and we aim to bring them a great local paper.”
The first issue highlighted the Friday, Aug. 17, football opener between the two county high schools, Dickson County and Creek Wood, with a special focus on the pre-game ceremony honoring the life of Sgt. Daniel Baker, a local officer who was killed in the line of duty in May.
The paper also included news about schools, elections, local government and businesses as well as obituaries.
The Post has hired an award-winning sports team in Andy Simmons and Marty Allison, two longtime sports journalists with years of experience covering the county. The first sports section featured coverage and photos of high school football, soccer, volleyball and middle school sports, as well as a feature on former Dickson County High School punter Trevor Daniel who is currently on the Houston Texans’ roster.
The Post has offered readers free three-year mailed subscriptions, and, the day after the first issue premiered, more than 1,500 people had signed up.
“There seems to be a misconception that people don’t want to read newspapers anymore,” said Gould. “That’s just not true. Our other seven papers are adding about 125 subscribers a week, so I expected we would get a positive reaction with the Post, though I will admit it’s been much stronger than I imagined.”
The Post is also available in red newspaper racks and inside stores throughout the county.
Other Main Street Media of Tennessee newspapers include: Murfreesboro Post, Wilson Post, Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard, Portland Sun, Robertson County Connection and Cheatham County Exchange. Main Street Media of Tennessee is headquartered in Gallatin.