The Tri-County Times is one of two semiweekly newspapers in Genesee County, Michigan. But while the Flint Journal serves primarily most of Genesee County, as far south as Grand Blanc and is published Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, the Times serves the greater Fenton area, and is published Wednesdays and Sundays. It has been owned by Rockman Communications since its establishment on April 3, 1994.
The Times started out as a weekly newspaper. The Wednesday edition was introduced in September 1999. It built offices and printing facilities at 240 N. Fenway Drive in 1997. In 2005 it built a second building to house its offices at 256 N. Fenway Drive. Rockman Communications also owns Tri-County Wireless, which provides wireless internet services. Until 2009 it was the largest semiweekly newspaper in Michigan.
The current circulation as of November 2009 is 13,825 on Wednesdays, 24,875 on Sundays.
The Times' official website provides news updates online on a daily basis. Many stories are posted online before being placed into the Wednesday or Sunday print editions. Its web-presence was launched in 1996, long before other newspapers in the state.