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Livingston County
Daily Press & Argus
The January 10, 2008 front page
of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Gannett Company
Founded 1843
Headquarters 323 E. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843
 United States
Official website

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus is a daily newspaper published in Howell, Michigan and owned by Gannett. '[1] As its name implies, it covers news and sports within Livingston County and has offices in Howell and Brighton;. The Brighton office is schedualed to close December of 2008. It's printing facility is located in Howell Township. It publishes every day, except Saturday and has a circulation of 13,759 morning; 16,295 Sunday (2006 Audit Bureau of Circulations report).[2]



The newspaper's roots can be traced back to 1843 and the Livingston Courier. [3] It was the county's first and only newspaper until Howell resident George W. Lee launched the Livingston Republican in 1855. In 1857, the Courier folded, was purchased by a Democrat and renamed the Livingston Democrat. That paper folded in 1890 and was bought by a group of Democrats, who ran it until 1928.

One year later, the Democrat and Republican merged to become the Livingston County Republican Press. In 1937, the paper shortened its name to the Livingston County Press. In 1993, the state designated the paper a registered historic site. On Sept. 7, 2000, two weekly newspapers, The Brighton Argus and Livingston County Press, merged and became what is currently known as the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

Gannett, which also runs the Lansing State Journal and Detroit Free Press, bought the newspaper from the HomeTown Communications Network in April 2005.


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