|Publisher||La Plata Pub. Co. (1893-1966), Times-Crescent Pub. Co. (1966-1989), Free State Communications, Inc. (1989-present)|
|Founded||May 26, 1893|
|Headquarters||La Plata, Maryland|
The Times Crescent is a newspaper that began publishing on May 26, 1893 and runs to the present day in La Plata, Charles County, Maryland. Walter J. Mitchell, who later became a judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals from 1934-1941, was the man responsible for merging the existing La Plata paper, the Crescent, with the Port Tobacco Times to form the Times Crescent in 1898. When Mitchell became a judge, his son James C. Mitchell took over operations for the Times Crescent and remained owner of the paper until his death in 1989.The newspaper went by the name Crescent from its inception until January 14, 1898, when it was renamed to The Times Crescent. The paper ran under this name until March 24, 1966, when it was briefly changed to The Times-Crescent The Charles County Leaf. On May 27, 1971, the paper returned to its previous name, but with a dash between the words: Times-Crescent. Finally, in 1989, the Times underwent its final name change and became The Charles County Times-Crescent, which is its name to this day.
Louis Metcalf Hyde was the printer-editor of the Times Crescent from 1898 through 1948. He had previously worked for the Port Tobacco Times and became managing editor for the Times Crescent after it merged with and absorbed the Port Tobacco Times.
John Hanson was a merchant and public official from Maryland during the era of the American Revolution. In 1779, Hanson was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a variety of roles for the Patriot cause in Maryland. He signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland finally joined the other states in ratifying them. In November 1781, he was elected as first President of the Confederation Congress, following ratification of the articles. For this reason, some of Hanson's biographers have argued that he was actually the first holder of the office of President of the United States.
La Plata is a town in Charles County, Maryland, United States. The population was 8,753 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Charles County.
Port Tobacco, officially Port Tobacco Village, is a town in Charles County, in southern Maryland, United States. The population was 13 at the 2010 census, making Port Tobacco the smallest incorporated town in Maryland.
The Port Tobacco River is a tidal tributary of the Potomac River located in Charles County, Maryland in the United States. The river is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length. Port Tobacco, the county seat of Charles County from 1658 to 1895, was an active port until that portion of the river became silted and unnavigable. When the railroad bypassed the town, business declined, and the county seat was moved to La Plata, Maryland.
Frederick Stone was a U.S. Congressman from the fifth district of Maryland, serving two terms from 1867 to 1871.
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William Leigh Brent— was a lawyer and plantation owner in Maryland and Louisiana, and three-term U.S. Representative representing Louisiana's 3rd congressional district.
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The Catoctin Clarion was a weekly newspaper published in Thurmont, Maryland, United States, from March 4, 1871 to 1942. The paper was named for the nearby Catoctin Mountain located west of Mechanicstown. Contents included local, state, national and international news briefs; stories from Frederick County history; market news; poetry and literature in "a rare selection of instructive Reading"; letters to the editor, and advertisements. The paper measured 18 by 24 inches and ran on Thursdays.
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The Prince George's Enquirer and Southern Maryland Advertiser was a weekly newspaper published from 1882 to January 30, 1925 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It replaced a paper that had been established during the American Civil War by Michael J. Slayman, The Prince Georgian and Southern Maryland Advertiser. The Enquirer was founded by Joseph K. Roberts and Frederick Sasscer, Jr., both politically well-connected lawyers from Upper Marlboro. Roberts died in 1888, but Sasscer continued to edit the paper and eventually became its owner, solidifying the paper's political stance as staunchly Democratic. In 1909, an apprentice working for the paper, Samuel A. Wyvill, became part owner. Together, Sasscer and Wyvill bought the Marlboro Gazette from Mary and Charles Wilson on January 30, 1925 and named the new merged paper The Enquirer-Gazette. Frederick Sasscer remained editor until his death in 1929. The Enquirer-Gazette continues to publish issues to this day.
Walter Mitchell Digges was a lawyer, judge, and delegate in the Maryland General Assembly in Maryland, United States. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
The Citizen was a weekly newspaper published in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland from November 14, 1961 to October 27, 1983. In addition to Cumberland, The Citizen also served the nearby cities of Frostburg, Maryland and Oakland, Maryland.
The Maryland Independent is a semi-weekly newspaper that began publication in September 1874 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland.
The Worcester Democrat was a weekly newspaper published from 1898 to February 22, 1973 in Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland. It was founded by Samuel M. Crockett, a Democratic politician who served in the Maryland House of Delegates for two terms, 1920-1922. Crockett had learned the newspaper business as a young man working at the Somerset Herald in Princess Anne, Maryland, and was also owner of another local paper, the Peninsula-Ledger. In January 1921, the publication changed its name to the Worcester Democrat and the Ledger-Enterprise after it absorbed the successor of the Peninsula-Ledger, the Ledger-Enterprise. This remained the title until September 24, 1953, when it was changed back to its original Worcester Democrat. On March 1, 1973, the Democrat merged with nearby Snow Hill's Democratic Messenger to form the Worcester County Messenger. This newspaper remained in publication until at least 1980.