Gannett announces appointment of new Board member 7/17/17

Matthew W. Barzun, former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Gannett Co., Inc. His appointment expands Gannett's Board to 11 members.

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Veteran newspaper executive named publisher of Lebanon Reporter 7/17/17

Charles G. Lee, an accomplished newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher and advertising director of The Lebanon (Ind.) Reporter and the Zionsville Times-Sentinel.

Lee said he's looking forward to working closely with the residents and businesses of the Lebanon and Zionsville communities.

"This is a great time to be in the community newspaper business," he said. "Our role as a reliable source of local news and information in print and online has never been more important."

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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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