The Alma Times is a weekly community newspaper located in Alma and Bacon County, Ga. Issues are regularly published and placed on newsstands Monday and delivered to subscribers Tuesday, except when postal holidays alter the schedule. The Times' news coverage focuses primarily on Bacon County, its cities and communities, as well as broader issues affecting its residents. Its circulation is approximately 3,200. The Alma Times is the legal organ for Bacon County.
The current owner and publisher is Robert M. Williams, Jr., of the SouthFire newspaper group, headquartered in Blackshear, Georgia. Mr. Williams owns the company with his wife, Cheryl, who serves as president of the operation. Other publications in the SouthFire group are The Alma Times, The Blackshear Times, The Monroe County Reporter, The Telfair Enterprise and The Three Rivers Gazette.
The Williamses bought The Alma Times April 1, 1996.
The newspaper is located at 227 W. Twelfth Street in Alma.
For over 100 years, Bacon Countians have looked to The Alma Times for all the news and advertising going on in our community. We've been proud to be a part of Bacon County's rich heritage and enjoyed our role in preserving the events and moments that have shaped out lives.
Whether it is recording the milestones of achievement or the individual heartbreaks of loss, The Alma Times preserves the history of our community so that the stories of life in this great part of Southeast Georgia will never be lost.
If you've lived here all your life, chances are the world first learned of your birth through an announcement in The Alma Times. As you grew and appeared in your first dance recital or scored your first touchdown, chances are the whole town was told about it in the pages of The Alma Times. Many of our native sons marched off to war and the community followed their heroic efforts through our pages.
We recorded the happy times of your engagement and marriage and shared in the sorrows of your loss when obituaries of loved ones appeared in our pages. Bacon County residents don't refer to us as just the newspaper. Instead it is our our newspaper.
And that is true. Over the 100 years that The Alma Times has recorded life in Alma and Bacon County, many owners, editors and publishers, staff members and more have come and gone. But the newspaper goes on.