Wane A. Hailes, President/Publisher, founded the Courier/Eco Latino newspaper in March of 2005. With a handful of committed employees from the Hispanic and African-American community we continue to produce a bi-weekly publication, that is the only bi-lingual newspaper in the Tri-City. With a circulation of 15,000 the newspaper is distributed throughout Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning.
Our signature annual events include our “Community Service Awards Program” which recognizes those individuals in our community who provide distinguished service to the African-American, Hispanic and other minority communities and the listing of the Fifty Most Influential African-American, Hispanic and other Minority in Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City.
Our mission is to provide a publication to the minority community that will educate, empower, inspire and when necessary entertain. In a community who’s demographic is 59.1% minority the Courier/Eco Latino newspaper is, as their slogan states, “The voice of the community.”