The Erwin Record
218 Gay Street, Erwin, TN 37650
Phone: (423) 743-4112 Fax: (423) 743-6125

Subscription Rates

1 year subscription in Unicoi County $35; 1 year subscription outside Unicoi County, $42

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Advertising Rates

Contact our office by calling (423) 743-4112 or by emailing Damaris Higgins / Marketing Services Director for current advertising rates, including special rates for Celebration or In Memory advertising.

Obituary rates: $4.00 per column inch with a $40 minimum.
Add $10 for Black & White photo. (Color option not available).
Add Funeral Home Logo for $5.00
Email obituaries to:

Advertising Deadlines

Our deadline for display advertising, classified display and line ads is 4:00 pm Thursday before publication date. While we will try to assist you if you have any last minute additions, deletions or changes, we cannot guarantee changes or additions requested after the deadline.

Classified Line Ads — 4pm Thursday before publication date

Display Ads — 4pm Thursday before publication date

Legal Notices — 4pm Thursday before publication date

Obituaries — 4pm Sunday before publication date
Email obituaries to:

Advertising Policies

The Erwin Record reserves the right to edit or reject any advertising.

A 25% setup fee will be charged for ads which are canceled before our published deadline. Charges for cancellation after our deadline has passed are 50% of the cost of the ad or $25, whichever is greater. No cancellation will be accepted after 12 p.m. Monday prior to publication on Tuesday of that same week.

The Erwin Record should be notified of any errors in an advertisement before the next edition deadline. If the mistake is ours, we will publish a correction equivalent to the size of the error. Advance payment made for advertising which is inadvertently left out will be refunded. The newspaper’s liability is limited to the refund of unused advertising dollars.

The Erwin Record offers digital tearsheets to its customers at no cost. Requests for tearsheets should be made at the time the ad is placed.

Payment Policies

Prepayment is required on political ads, personal ads, classified ads and going out of business advertising.

New accounts must be paid in advance until credit is established.

Payment is due 10 days following the invoice billing date. Credit will not be extended to accounts more than 60 days overdue. In the event an account must be turned over to an attorney or collection agency, the advertiser agrees to pay all collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

News Page Mechanicals

1 column – 1.73 inches
2 columns – 3.63 inches
3 columns – 5.54 inches
4 columns – 7.44 inches
5 columns – 9.34 inches
6 columns – 11.25 inches

Classified Page Mechanicals

1 column – 1.73 inches
2 columns – 3.63 inches
3 columns – 5.54 inches
4 columns – 7.44 inches
5 columns – 9.34 inches
6 columns – 11.25 inches


The Erwin Record accepts announcements for births, youth birthdays, senior birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. Please call 423-722-1326 or email for rates and information.

Special Sections

The Erwin Record publishes various special sections throughout the year.

Special issues normally include, but are not limited to, the following each year: Business Card Directory, UCHS Spring Sports preview, Little League Preview, Salute to Graduating Class, Apple Festival Tabloid, Holiday Tabloid, Holiday Greetings Issue, Yearly Calendar.