Interview with Millard Grimes, January 7, 2009

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Millard Grimes worked as an editor for The Red and Black, and graduated from UGA with a degree in journalism in 1951. He returned to the Columbus Ledger as associate news editor, and in 1955 the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for documenting corruption in Phenix City, Alabama. He then served as publishing chief executive officer at numerous newspapers, including the Opelika-Auburn News and the Rockdale Citizen. In 1991, he entered magazine publishing when he purchased the Georgia Journal and Georgia Trend. Grimes discusses his life as a journalist and editor, recalling his experiences working with various newspapers, the Columbus Ledger's investigation which led to a Pulitzer Prize, and the state of newspapers and reporting in a modern world.





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Millard Grimes and Bob Short, “Interview with Millard Grimes, January 7, 2009,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed June 23, 2024,