Corrupt Politicians in 1960s Southern WV and Small Town Newspaper


Publisher Clash In Enough – New Release From Headline Books


Terra Alta WV— The most powerful and important part of Election Day doesn’t belong to the candidates. It belongs to We, the people. It is the vote, our vote, bought and paid for by the blood of those who have served the country over its 183-year history, or so Rick Hill, new publisher of the Lawnsville Crier, thought.

The rough and tumble world of 1960 southern West Virginia politics collides with a crusading small town newspaper publisher in the riveting new novel, Enough, by Logan native, C. D. “Tony” Hylton, III, who has been around the newspaper business all his life.  

This new book will be released by 2018 Independent Publisher of the Year, Headline Books (Terra Alta WV), at the 2019 West Virginia Book Festival, October 4 and 5 in Charleston, WV.

In Enough, two corrupt political kingpins set in motion a conspiracy to burn the Lawnsville Crier to the ground and plot to murder him on a deserted country road.

New author, C. D. “Tony” Hylton, III draws on his own first hand newspaper experience to take the reader behind the scenes of the fictitious Jordan County’s notorious political culture centered around intimidation, using public money for personal gain, and doling out jobs to maintain control.

Hylton has been around journalism for more than 76 or his 77 years. He was less than a month old when his mother took him to visit his father sports editor for the Logan (WV) Banner. The grizzled back shop foreman took printers’ ink applied to his feet and made images on newspaper as his father held him.

He earned a degree in Journalism from the West Virginia University P. I. Reed School of Journalism (now School of Media). Hylton is a Vietnam veteran, former publisher of the Hinton Daily News (now Hinton News) and served in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He retired as Communications Director, AARP Virginia and lives in Morgantown.

For Interviews contact the author,


Enough is available at your favorite local and online bookstore, ISBN 9781946664891, 240 pages, 6 x 9, pb, Retail $19.95.