Peter Imes takes reins as fourth-generation leader of The Dispatch 4/10/18

By Zack Plair, managing editor, The Dispatch (edited slightly)

A fourth generation of the Imes family has taken the reins of The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss.

Birney Imes III, who has run the newspaper since 1996, has named his son Peter Imes to succeed him as publisher. Peter Imes previously held the position of general manager.

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Grant Moise becomes publisher of The Dallas Morning News 4/10/18

Grant Moise, who was named general manager of The Dallas Morning News a year ago, has been elevated to president and publisher of the news organization.

Moise, 42, succeeds Jim Moroney, who will continue to serve as board chairman, president and chief executive of The News' parent company, Dallas-based A. H. Belo Corporation.

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Will Chapman named LPA executive director 4/10/18

The Louisiana Press Association has hired veteran newspaperman Will Chapman as its new executive director. It has also promoted Communications Director Mike Rood to general manager.

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Greenville News publisher Tom Claybaugh leaving for new role 4/10/18

Tom Claybaugh, president of the Carolinas media operations and publisher of The Greenville News since April 2016, is leaving Greenville to take a new position within Gannett Co. Inc. based in Nashville.

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HD Media closes purchase of Charleston Gazette-Mail, names new publisher 4/10/18

HD Media and Charleston Newspapers have closed on the sale of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, and a new publisher and executive editor have been named. For the first time in more than a century, the West Virginia newspaper is being published without a member of the Chilton family at the helm.

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Granfeldt returns to West Texas as group publisher in Lubbock and Amarillo 4/2/18

Robert Granfeldt has been named the new group publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and the Amarillo Globe-News.

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Texarkana Gazette announces new general manager 4/2/18

Pili Linares is the new general manager of the Texarkana Gazette, parent company WEHCO Media has announced.

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McClatchy names Peter Farr as controller and chief accounting officer 3/27/18

Peter Farr will join McClatchy Company as corporate controller and chief accounting officer on April 16.

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Herald-Dispatch editor-publisher retires 3/26/18

Ed Dawson, editor and publisher of The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.Va., has retired.

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News-Times general manager resigns 3/26/18

Ronnie Bell, general manager of the El Dorado (Ark.) News-Times, has resigned.

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