About Us

The Erwin Record
(423) 743-4112 phone; (423) 743-6125 fax

The Erwin Record is an award-winning weekly newspaper based in Unicoi County, Tenn., with a circulation of nearly 5,000.

The first edition of The Erwin Record was published on Jan. 27, 1928, the heir to a number of newspapers published in the county since the late 1800s. For a short period of time in the 1930s, the Record published as a daily newspaper, but for most of its time has been published as a weekly newspaper.

The Erwin Record is one of Tennessee's most honored newspapers for journalistic excellence. The Tennessee Press Association has awarded the Record with its Sweepstakes Award for the past eight years -- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 -- signifying the Record as the best non-daily newspaper in its class. The Erwin Record also received the "Grand Award" in 1957, naming it the best newspaper in Tennessee.

Keith Whitson -- Publisher

Schae Bowman -- Circulation Manager

Keeli Parkey -- News Editor

Thomas Knisley -- Staff Writer / Photographer

Curtis Carden -- Sports Writer

Damaris Higgins -- Marketing Services Director

David Sheets -- Graphic Design