The Chattanooga Times Free Press has followed a steep rise in the subscription cost with an increase in the cost of buying a newspaper at a newsstand.
The daily price doubled from 50 cents to a dollar.
The cost of the Sunday paper at the newsstand went from $1.75 to $2.
The subscription increase was announced last month.
One customer recently said the new monthly price to him will be $23.90. That is up almost $7 per month from the price of $16.99 in January. A customer this week said he was informed his monthly rate for daily and Sunday will be $28.24.
Another said the subscription increase would have meant the yearly cost going from $200 to $300.
A number of customers said when they called to complain about the higher subscription prices, they were told they could continue at the same rate.
Owner Walter Hussman of Arkansas, in an earlier full page in the newspaper, said advertising was not sustaining the newspaper as it once did. He pointed out at the time that subscribers would be asked to pay more.