The Historical Record of Brownsville & Haywood County
So there you are: the basis for the founding of the Brownsville Press. Besides, we think providing our hometown with lots of worthwhile information is fun. We should know, we’ve been involved with news reporting here since 1978. The Brownsville Press is a new weekly newspaper for Haywood County that is published every Wednesday.
Our goal is to connect the people of Haywood County to the events that define our lives. We’ll write the news, and we’ll provide commentary on the important stories in our lives with editorial opinion. You can express your views in our Letters to the Editor section. Our features will include in-depth coverage of important news topics and focus pieces about people, places and things you want to know more about.
Brooke McCain and Abby Nichols are in charge of the Brownsville Press. Brooke’s primary duties are as editor; Abby manages the business side, supporting customers with their investment in advertising and subscribers with circulation.
The Brownsville Press is owned by Brownsville Publishing Company, which is wholly owned by Wireless Group Inc. Wireless Group, founded in 1978 by Lyle Reid and Carlton Veirs, owns WNWS-WTBG (95.3 Brownsville Radio) and WNWS-FM (Jackson’s News/Talk FM). The company publishes Mid-South Hunting & Fishing News and owns an interest in Fishing Tackle Retailer, the country’s only business-to-business magazine serving the tackle industry. A subsidiary of the company published the Brownsville States-Graphic from 1984 to 2000. In 2017, the Brownsville Press purchased the Brownsville States-Graphic and merged the two newspapers together.