Montgomery will be leaving The Hutchinson News after a decade as publisher 5/1/17

GateHouse Media Senior Group Publisher John Montgomery has announced he's leaving the company, effective May 8.

Montgomery was editor and publisher of The Hutchinson (Kan.) News for 10 years before it was purchased in November by GateHouse Media. He said he will be moving to the Kansas City area.

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Rodney Mahone's job expands to include Macon Telegraph 5/1/17

McClatchy has announced that the role of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer President and Publisher Rodney Mahone is expanding. His new job title will be regional publisher for Georgia.

Mahone, 50, will oversee the Macon Telegraph operations in addition to his duties in Columbus. Don Bailey, president and publisher of the Telegraph, will be stepping down effective May 5. Mahone will assume the duties beginning May 8.

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Alex Taylor to succeed John Dyer as Cox Enterprises president, CEO 5/1/17

Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy has named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.

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AP announces 4 new directors, 5 incumbents at annual meeting 4/24/17

Four new directors and five incumbents were named to The Associated Press board of directors at AP's annual meeting at its New York headquarters.

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Schumacher named publisher in Athens, Tenn. 4/24/17

By Greg Moses, The Daily Post-Athenian

Jeff Schumacher has been named publisher of The Daily Post-Athenian and The Advocate & Democrat in Monroe County (Athens, Tenn.). He succeeds Rhonda Whaley, who had served as publisher since 2014.

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Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg dies 4/20/17

Former SNPA President Ruth Holmberg died April 19 at her home at the age of 96. Holmberg, who served as publisher of the Chattanooga Times Free Press for nearly three decades, was president of SNPA in 1984-85.

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Benjy Hamm named editorial page editor of The Virginian-Pilot 4/18/17

The Virginian-Pilot's next editorial page editor will be Benjy Hamm, a longtime editorial director with Landmark Community Newspapers.

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Fox leaves The Greenville News 4/18/17

After 32 years as a reporter, editor and finally news director at The Greenville News, William Fox has left the building.

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Sandusky Register names new publisher 4/10/17

Ron Waite has been named publisher of the Sandusky Register. His most recent assignment before joining the Register was as regional general manager overseeing the daily newspapers in Kent and in Alliance, Ohio, and as senior vice president of advertising overseeing all of the Dix newspaper properties.

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New publisher named for GateHouse newspapers 4/10/17

Bill Albrecht, a veteran publisher and advertising executive, has been named group publisher for a number of GateHouse Media publications in Northeastern Ohio.

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