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The Ellis County Press begins 17th year of publishing

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FERRIS – Beginning with this issue, The Ellis County Press begins its 17th year of publishing.

Founded as The Ferris Press in May 1992 by C.L. and Marcie Campbell, the name was changed by the new owners, Charles and Sheila Hatfield in 1993 to "more reflect the true nature" of The Ellis County Press, a countywide conservative newspaper.

"Over the years, The Ellis County Press has undergone hundreds of changes as technology changed," said Charles Hatfield, publisher.

In the early days, the newspaper production was done on one computer in a small office in Ferris.

Today, using the most current technology, ECP has more than eight computers performing tasks from pagination, photo editing to managing circulation and accounting.

"We believe we have one of the best weekly newspapers in the state in both appearance and content," said Hatfield.

D-Magazine named ECP as "the best weekly in the DFW area."

As demographics change, convergent technologies emerged providing ECP with another venue to publish breaking news via the internet. Readers now have access to news, sports, weather, videos and ads 24/7 at www.elliscounty press.com.

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