118 S. Church St., Mountain City, Tennessee 37683
(423) 727-6121 phone; (423) 727-4833 fax
The Tomahawk is distributed throughout upper East Tennessee, Western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia. We print 4,500 copies weekly on Wednesdays.
1 year subscription (in Johnson County) $34.00
1 year subscription (outside Johnson County) $45.00
6 month subscription (in Johnson County) $21.00
6 month subscription (outside Johnson County) $27.00
(senior discount of $4 if requested)
Open Rate: $6.50 per column inch
Contract Rate: $6.15 per column inch
National Rate: $9.40 per column inch
Black with one color: $100
Black with two colors: $200
Black with three colors or process color: $250
Placement Fee: 25% cost of ad, when space available
16 page tabloid or 8 page broadsheet $310.00
20 page tabloid or 10 page broadsheet $345.00
24 page tabloid or 12 page broadsheet $400.00
28 page tabloid or 14 page broadsheet $450.00
32 page tabloid or 16 page broadsheet $500.00
Reservations for pre-printed advertising inserts must be made with our advertising department at least five days in advance and delivery arranged to the loading dock of the Elizabethton Newspaper, Inc., 300 Sycamore Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643 no later than three days in advance.
Receiving hours are Monday and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM to 7 PM. Inserts must be half-fold and on skids or in boxes.
Any insert with three different folds will be charged an extra $50.
Classified Displays: $6.50 per column inch
Service Directory (minimum 3-month run with minimal copy changes):
$2.75 per column inch
Line Ads: $7.25 for 20 words or less, 29¢ for each additional word. Yard Sales: $10.00 for 20 words or less, 29¢ for each additional word.
Public Notices: $6.75 per column inch
In Memories (no picture): $15.00
In Memories (with 1 column picture: $20.00
Cards of Thanks (no picture): $15.00, up to 30 words, each additional line is .50 cents
Cards of Thanks (with 1 column picture): $20.00, up to 30 words, each additional line is .50 cents
Births (within 30 days): $12.00
Birthdays (within 30 days, up to age 12): $12.00
Birthdays (within 30 days, over age 85): Free
Anniversaries (within 30 days, with 1 column picture): $12.00
Anniversaries (within 30 days, with 2 column picture): $22.00
Anniversaries (50 years or more): Free
Weddings (within 30 days, with 2 column picture): $25.00
Engagements (with 2 column picture): $25.00
Our deadline for display advertising is 4:30 p.m. Monday, classified advertising and public notices is 12:00 p.m. Monday. For advertisers requiring proofs, the deadline is Friday noon. While we’ll try to assist you if you have any last minute additions, deletions, or changes, we cannot guarantee changes requested after the deadline.
News Page Mechanicals
1 column width 1 7/8 inches
2 column width 3 3/4 inches
3 column width 5 5/8 inches
4 column width 7 5/8 inches
5 column width 9 1/2 inches
6 column width 11 1/2 inches
Full page length 21 inches
Classified Page Mechanicals
1 column width 1 3/8 inches
2 column width 2 3/4 inches
3 column width 4 1/4 inches
4 column width 5 3/4 inches
5 column width 7 1/8 inches
6 column width 8 5/8 inches
7 column width 10 inches
8 column width 11 1/2 inches
Full page length 21 inches
The Tomahawk 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. Tuesday prior to publication on Wednesday of that same week.
While we’ll try our best, we can’t guarantee special placement for an ad. If placement is very important, though, see the Rate section for guaranteed page placement fees.
The Tomahawk 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.
Requests for tearsheets should be made at the time the ad is placed. Requests received more than 30 days after publication will be honored with affidavits of publication in lieu of tearsheets.
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.
Display Advertising and Pre-printed Inserts
Call Ann Badal (Extension 21)
Classified Line Ads, Display Ads and Legal Notices
Call Paula Walter (Extension 20)
Call David Holloway (Extension 10)
We offer special issues throughout the year. Specific dates on special issues are available at the first of each calendar year. Mark your calendar to contact us for any special advertising needs. Special issues normally include, but are not limited to, the following each year: A Look Ahead in January; Valentines issue in February; Progress Report in March; Graduation special section in May; Trade Days in June; Football special section in August; Mountain Heritage Days in September; Basketball special section in November; Christmas Shopper in November; Holiday greetings in December; A Look Back in December