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The Clarke County Tribune is your community-minded newspaper, covering Clarke County Like the Dew since 1908.

We are owned by Emmerich Newspapers, a Mississippi-based, family-owned publishing company. The Clarke County Tribune is a member of the Mississippi Press Association, Clarke County Chamber of Commerce, Clarke County Lion's Club and Rotary Club.

Our offices are located at 101 Main Street, Quitman, MS. We can be reached at 601-776-3726.

Oliver Emmerich often published his creed in the Enterprise-Journal. Today, The Clarke County Tribune still stands by that original creed:

“A newspaper is an instrument of public trust, privately owned but solemnly dedicated to the common weal; the crystal mirror of our daily trials and triumphs; the editorial obligation to be as just with men and measures as human imperfection will permit; a crusading force which accepts with courage the challenge of controversy, greeting hostile ideas with hospitality, understanding well that public debate is a factor in public progress; the sacred pledge to promulgate the civic, cultural and spiritual well being; the covenant to study, investigate, analyze so as to place reason and logic ahead of emotionalism and hysteria; the duty to interpret constitutional “Freedom of the Press” as meaning the freedom of information to all, a torch to the many, not the flame for the few; and above all the will to be sympathetic, understanding and sincere.”