The Macon Daily Herald was an independent paper that began its publication in 1913 and ran until 1916. It was published daily from Monday through Saturday. The paper merged with the Macon Daily Chronicle in 1916 and the two formed the Macon Daily Chronicle-Herald. Published in the years preceding the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the paper was an outspoken opponent of Prohibition.
The publisher and owner of the paper was a man named C. C. Howard. Before starting the Macon Daily Herald he had been in the newspaper business for years. He had published the Brashear News in Kirksville, Missouri until June of 1906. He then bought the Kirksville Daily Express and published that until he went to Columbia, where he worked as the Circulation Manager of the University Missourian. After leaving the University Missourian, he started yet another paper, this time in Columbia, called the Columbia Daily Times. That paper ran from 1911-1919 though Howard did not stay with the paper that long. In 1913, he moved to Macon County and started the Macon Daily Herald.
Although the original paper only ran for three years, the merged paper, the Macon Daily Chronicle-Herald still continues on today in the form of the Chronicle-Herald.
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