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Deadlines & Policies

The Herald & Tribune
P.O. Box 277
702 West Jackson Blvd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
(423) 753-3136 phone; (423) 753-6528 fax

The Herald & Tribune is distributed throughout Jonesborough, Limestone, Telford, Chuckey, Boones Creek, Gray, and Johnson City. We distribute 3,675 copies weekly on Wednesdays.

Subscription Rates

1 year subscription in Washington County, $35; 1 year subscription outside Washington County, $50

2 year subscription  in Washington County, $55.00

Click here to subscribe online.

Display Rates

Contact our office by calling (423) 753-3136 or by emailing Marcella Peek/ Advertising Manager for current advertising rates, including special rates for Celebration or In Memory advertising.


Reservations for pre-printed advertising inserts must be made with our advertising department at least five days in advance and delivery arranged to the loading dock of the Kingsport Times News, 701 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport, TN 37662 no later than seven (7) days in advance.

Receiving hours are Monday and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. Inserts must be half-fold and on skids or in boxes.


The Herald & Tribune accepts announcements for births, birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. The deadline is Friday prior to the desired publication date. Cost is $25 for announcement with a black & white photo; $35 for color photos. Forms are available at our office located at 702 W. Jackson Blvd. or they can be emailed to you. Contact Nancy Micklewright (Extension 3601) for more information.


Our deadline for display advertising, classified advertising and public notices is 4:30 p.m. on Friday. While we’ll try to assist you if you have any last minute additions, deletions, or changes, we cannot guarantee changes requested after the deadline.

News Page Mechanicals

1 column – 1.7361 inches
2 columns – 3.6389 inches
3 columns – 5.5417 inches
4 columns – 7.4444 inches
5 columns – 9.3472 inches
6 columns – 11.25 inches

Full page length – 22.25 inches

Classified Page Mechanicals

1 column – 1.7361 inches
2 columns – 3.6389 inches
3 columns – 5.5417 inches
4 columns – 7.4444 inches
5 columns – 9.3472 inches
6 columns – 11.25 inches

Full page length – 22.25 inches

Advertising Policies
The Herald & Tribune reserves the right to edit or reject any advertising.
A 25% setup fee will be charged for ads which are canceled before our published deadline. Charges for cancellation after our deadline has passed are 50% of the cost of the ad or $25, whichever is greater. No cancellation will be accepted after 12 p.m. Monday prior to publication on Wednesday of that same week.

While we’ll try our best, we can’t guarantee special placement for an ad. If placement is very important, though, we offer guaranteed page placement fees.

The Herald & Tribune should be notified of any errors in an advertisement before the next edition deadline. If the mistake is ours, we will publish a correction equivalent to the size of the error. Advance payment made for advertising which is inadvertently left out will be refunded.

Requests for tearsheets should be made at the time the ad is placed.

Payment Policies
Prepayment is required on political ads, personal ads, classified ads and going out of business advertising.

New accounts must be paid in advance until credit is established.
Payment is due 10 days following the invoice billing date. Credit will not be extended to accounts more than 60 days overdue. In the event an account must be turned over to an attorney or collection agency, the advertiser agrees to pay all collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

For Assistance
Display Advertising and Pre-printed Inserts
Call Marcella Peek  (Extension 3602)

Classified Line Ads, Display Ads and Legal Notices
Call Marcella Peek  (Extension 3602)

Call Kris Koester (Extension 3601)

Special Issues
We offer special issues throughout the year. Specific dates on special issues are available at the first of each calendar year. Mark your calendar to contact us for any special advertising needs. Special issues normally include, but are not limited to, the following each year: Wedding Edition in January; Happy Tails in February; Progress Report in March; Graduation special section in May; Jonesborough Days in June; Fall Sports special section in August; Storytelling in September/October; Basketball special section in November; Christmas Shopper in November; Holiday Greetings in December; A Jonesborough Calendar in December.