About Us

About Us

The Perry Chief is a member of Gatehouse Media Inc. and publishes every Friday. In addition to the newspaper, we also publish a weekly free publication, the Chiefland Shopper, on Tuesdays.

Our Mission

Our goal is to deliver a newspaper that is informative, interesting and full of important information you need to make decisions. We value honesty and integrity and strive to improve the quality of life in our community. The Perry Chief is committed to providing a great value to our subscribers and advertisers by providing innovative approaches to how we conduct business.


At the Perry Chief we are dedicated to providing the best coverage of local news and sports in our community. We offer the best in advertising for all your advertising needs. Whether it be print, inserts or digital media, we can offer it all. Let us be the first and last place you go to for all your news and advertising needs.

Bit of History

The first edition of the Perry Chief was published on Sept. 19, 1874, by John J. Jones and Edward D Lunt. Nine months before, the city of Perry was incorporated. For the past 80 years the Chief was owned by the Whitehead family of Perry. In March 2015, New Media Investment Group acquired the assets of the Perry Chief and Chiefland Shopper and they became a member of GateHouse Media.