City Directories and History: The Herald reported on March 16, 1901 reported that – “Rock Hill will have an new newspaper and print plant. The Journal Publishing Co. has been organized with capital stock of $5,000. The corporators are: W.J. Roddey, John M. Charlotte, J.R. Barron and John G. Anderson, all of Rock Hill. This will be the third paper in Rock Hill, one being published by African American men. Mr. Charlotte is a present living in Bishopville, where he and his father Mr. George W. Charlotte are publishing the Press.”
The Record reported, Jan. 7, 1929 – “The first issue of the Rock Hill Journal was on June 1, 1901. The stockholders included: Capt. W.L. Roddey, O.S. Poe – Roddey Mercantile Company, J.R. Barron – Pres. of the Manchester Cotton Mills; W.J. Roddey – Pres. of the National Union Bank; J.M. Cherry – President of Rock Hill Buggy Company; J.G. Anderson – Manager of the Rock Hill Buggy Company.”
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