John R. Wallis, editor and proprietor of the Washington County News for its first two decades, published an earlier newspaper in St. George by the same name, which ran from 1898 to 1900: "The Washington County News. That was the name of the newspaper which we published here several years ago. The name sounds good to us and we have decided to publish the new Dixie paper under the same title...We come prepared to stay this time. Our office is centrally located on Main street, where we shall be pleased to have you call, get acquainted, tell us the news and subscribe for the paper." The Washington County News began publication January 30, 1908, and continued until 1988.
We extend our thanks to Dixie State College for the loan of the original newspapers for scanning.