The Gwinnett Daily Post traces it roots to 1970 when Bruce Still, advertising director of the Gwinnett Daily News, left his job to start his own weekly newspaper, The Lawrenceville Home Weekly.
During the next two decades, population growth in Gwinnett County exploded, from about 70,000 to more than 350,000. In 1992, The Lawrenceville Home Weekly expanded its operations, began publishing twice a week and changed its name to the Gwinnett Post-Tribune. Two years later, it began publishing three times a week.
Gray Communications Systems, headquartered in Albany, Ga., purchased the Post-Tribune in 1995. Gray renamed the paper to the Gwinnett Daily Post, and expanded publication to Tuesday through Saturday. In 1997, the paper added a Sunday edition and expanded distribution through an alliance with a cable provider. Circulation rose to 48,000. The next year, a second cable alliance was formed, boosting the paper’s circulation to more than 63,000.
Gray’s board of directors approved a spinoff of its newspaper publishing business,giving the Gwinnett Daily Post a new owner, Triple Crown Media. In 2010, Triple Crown was purchased and restructured under the Southern Community Newspapers Inc. banner. SCNI owns six other newspapers in Georgia – Albany Herald, Rockdale Citizen, Newton Citizen, Clayton News-Daily, Henry Herald and the weekly Jackson Progress-Argus.
In 2012, the Daily Post dropped its Tuesday publication and expanded its online efforts on gwinnettdailypost.com.