The Courier was founded in 2003. We have been proud to serve the Tri-C area since that time with a weekly newspaper that covers local news and sports. Local columnists like Sherry Jenkins and Ralph Brandon are popular with our readers. Our classified section offers opportunities for line ads and legals targeted toward Carterville and the surrounding area. In recent years the Courier has combined offices with the Herrin Independent newspaper and the Marion Star but continues to have a regular presence through the week in the community. Our main office is now at 1205 Tower Square, Plaza in Marion. We can be reached at 997-7827. General manager is Riley Swinford. Jerry Reppert is co-owner with the Swinford family.