LPA's executive director retires 7/11/17

Pam Mitchell, CAE, the long-term executive director of the Louisiana Press Association, has retired.

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New GM named in Hot Springs, Ark. 7/10/17

Harry Porter, a 20-year veteran of the newspaper industry, has been named the new general manager of The Sentinel-Record, a morning daily newspaper in Hot Springs, Ark.

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The Fayetteville Observer names new executive editor 7/10/17

Matt Leclercq has been named as the new executive editor of The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer.

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SNPA names new director in Louisiana 7/10/17

Kevin Denny, vice president and general manager of Advance Central Services Southeast, has been named to the SNPA Board of Directors.

He succeeds Ricky R. Mathews, who stepped down from the board after retiring as president and publisher of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, La.

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John McGee, former SNPA board member, dies at age 94 6/27/17

John Frampton McGee, 94, died on June 23 after a short period of declining health. Born in Charleston, S.C., Jan. 9, 1923, he was the son of Hall Thomas McGee and Gertrude Wyman Frampton McGee, and a former SNPA board member. He was the father-in-law of former SNPA President Bern Mebane.

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New publisher named at the Sand Mountain Reporter 6/27/17

Kim Patterson, a Marshall County native and long-time resident, has been named publisher of the Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, Ala., Dolph Tillotson, Southern Newspapers Inc. president, has announced.

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New publisher named at The Leader-Herald 6/27/17

Trevor D. Evans has been named publisher of The Leader-Herald in Gloversville, N.Y.

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Herron named publisher in Elkins, W.Va. 6/27/17

Steve Herron has been named publisher and general manager of The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, W.Va.

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LMA hires David Arkin as chief content officer 6/20/17

David Arkin is an industry leader in audience development and local media content strategies. For the past year he served as chief content officer for Community Impact Newspaper, where he oversaw content operations and strategy, for both print and digital, for the company's 22 hyper-local newspapers with a distribution of 1.7 million.

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Former publisher of The Greenville Advocate dies at age 94 6/20/17

William Eugene "Gene" Hardin, Jr., 94, of Greenville, Ala., died June 14. Hardin served as editor and publisher of The Greenville Advocate until the paper was sold to Boone Newspapers in December 1994.

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