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Post and Courier expanding Sunday distribution in Midlands

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The Post and Courier is expanding its print distribution in the Columbia area.

Beginning today, readers will be able to purchase a Midlands edition of the print Post and Courier at one of more than 200 single-copy locations. Last week, the newspaper expanded its Grand Strand distribution. A list of single-copy locations is at http://www.postandcourier.com/locations/.

“Our newspaper group’s mission has always been to build community and this move is an extension of that mission,” said P.J. Browning, senior vice president of Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group and publisher of The Post and Courier. “The Post and Courier has established a reputation for producing award-winning news and essential information for the communities it serves. We are excited to expand that tradition in the Midlands.”

Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group is a division of Evening Post Industries and owns The Post and Courier. Evening Post Industries is a family-owned, Charleston-based company whose holdings include broadcast television stations in seven states, marketing services, a hospice services provider and other businesses.

The Post and Courier has long been the most decorated newspaper in the state of South Carolina, winning the South Carolina Press Association’s President’s Cup of Excellence each of the last seven years. The paper has also been recognized on the national stage, including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism’s highest honor.

The newspaper’s efforts in the Midlands will be led by veteran journalist and Columbia bureau chief Andy Shain. Shain has worked in the market since 2007, and has been a journalist in the Carolinas since 1988. He will be joined in Columbia by three full-time news reporters, a University of South Carolina Gamecocks beat reporter and several freelance journalists.

Readers can send Midlands story tips to Shain at ashain@postandcourier.com.

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