The Spartanburg Herald-Journal is a daily newspaper, and the main newspaper for Spartanburg, South Carolina. The origins of the paper began with The Spartan, a weekly paper allegedly first printed in about 1842. In 1844, it was renamed The Carolina Spartan. Around 1900, the paper was reportedly bought by The Journal Publishing Company, who renamed the paper The Spartanburg Journal. In 1872, The Spartanburg Herald began publishing, In 1890, the Herald began daily publication, and in 1903, the Journal followed suit. The Herald was a morning paper, while the Journal was distributed in the evenings, with joint editions printed on the weekend. Even though under common ownership, the Herald and Journal did not entirely merge into one paper until October 1982. On January 6, 2012, Halifax Media Group finished its purchase of the Herald-Journal from The New York Times.