The Clarke Daily News (CDN) began publishing online news in October of 2009. Founded by Clarke County residents, Michael Dowling and Edward Leonard the mission was to provide current and relevant news for the community as well as a platform for residents to express their views on the news that affects their lives.

As the news industry evolves, large media companies continue to contract creating ever growing areas that see little or no news coverage. The CDN was created to address this marginalization. Our extremely lean and online only business was designed to provide fast unbiased coverage of local politics arts, and events in the community.