Tuesday, March 01, 2011

TOP STORY >> Leader starts 25th year

The Leader, which published its first issue on March 4, 1987, is starting its 25th year.

Desktop computers were just starting to become popular, and the new weekly was first produced on sheets of paper that were pasted up on pages and printed out of town. Now the production is all digital and printed here.

The Leader soon moved from a small office on John Harden Drive in Jacksonville to a plant at 404 Graham Road, where two lines of presses produce the newspaper and others, including the Combat Airlifter at the air base.