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.MORE
Matt Leclercq has been named as the new executive editor of The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
Trevor D. Evans has been named publisher of The Leader-Herald in Gloversville, N.Y.MORE
Steve Herron has been named publisher and general manager of The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, W.Va.MORE
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.MORE
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.MORE
Sean Burke has been appointed by McClatchy as president and publisher of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram. He succeeds Gary Wortel, who was promoted to lead McClatchy's West Region in March and is now president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee. Burke previously served as president and publisher for GateHouse Media New England.
In addition, Lauren Gustus, executive editor at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, will become the Star-Telegram's new vice president and executive editor, replacing Jim Witt, who retired last fall. Gustus will start June 19.MORE
Katherine Miller, a news industry veteran of more than 20 years, has been named general manager of The Cullman (Ala.) Times. Miller assumes the duties immediately and will continue to serve as publisher of the News-Courier of Athens.More
Kathy Malm, a longtime newspaper advertising salesperson, one-time chamber executive and central Kansas rancher, has been named regional general manager for GateHouse Media newspapers in Hutchinson, Salina and Hays, Kan.More
Edward VanHorn, executive director of SNPA and the SNPA Foundation, has announced that he will retire at the end of 2019 after 43 years at SNPA.
"I have enjoyed every minute of my career at SNPA," VanHorn said. "It is a great organization that does important work for an industry that is crucial to the well-being of every person in this country. It has been an honor and privilege to work with the journalists and publishers who run newspapers in communities in the South and all over the United States."More