At WEHCO, papers' chief, Jeffus, retiring; Georgian to fill spot 5/8/17

Jeff Jeffus, president of WEHCO Media's newspaper division, has announced his retirement. Mark Lane, corporate vice president of sales with Morris Communications in Augusta, Ga., will replace Jeffus, 69.

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The Galveston County Daily News names new advertising director 5/8/17

The Galveston County Daily News (Galveston, Texas) has announced the promotion of Debbie Keith to advertising director.

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Al Cupo joins Brainworks as sales engineer 5/2/17

Al Cupo has joined Brainworks in the position of sales engineer. Previously, he was the vice president and director of R&D for the Local Media Association.

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Bradenton Herald publisher to retire 5/2/17

After 43 years in the news business and a decade leading Manatee County's newspaper, Bradenton Herald publisher Bob "Buzz" Turner will retire, effective June 1.

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Publisher of Niagara, Lockport newspapers retiring at age 50 5/2/17

Chris Voccio, publisher of the Niagara Gazette and the Lockport Union Sun & Journal, has announced he is retiring May 12, on his 50th birthday.

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Brad Bailey named publisher of Press-Republican 5/1/17

Brad Bailey, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of The Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, N.Y., effective immediately.

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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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