Floyd S. Chapman, mayor of Huntington for a number of terms, became reporter and city editor for the Advertiser shortly after Col. Long acquired it in the early 1900s. He resigned to take charge of the news department of the Herald. In 1904 he launched a new newspaper called the Huntington Dispatch.
Gallery: Early 1900s with The Herald-Dispatch
Jan. 05, 2009 @ 11:32 AM
On Sunday, Jan. 17, 1909, the first edition of The Herald-Dispatch hit the streets in Huntington, and we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of that event in 2009.