Newspaper News

Newspaper News

Havana, FL Herald sold

The Herald, a weekly newspaper in Havana, Florida owned and operated by Nick Bert, has been sold to Mark Pettus, a veteran newspaper publisher from Jacksonville, Florida. The paid community weekly has served the residents of Havana and Gadsden County, a suburb of...

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TX–Southern Newspapers Acquires Matagorda, TX Advocate

Southern Newspapers Inc., owner of The Bay City Tribune, has purchased the Matagorda Advocate from the Victoria Advocate.Southern Newspapers, Inc., was represented by Rollie Hyde of W. B. Grimes and Company. Southern Newspapers owns 11 community newspapers in Texas,...

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AL-Citronelle Alabama Washington County News Sold

Willie Gray, President of Gray and Gray Inc., recently announced the company’s acquisition of the Washington County News, a weekly newspaper published in Chatom, Alabama. Gray has been the owner and publisher of the Citronelle Call News, located in Citronelle, Ala.,...

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Buskirk Acquires Valley Roadrunner, CA

Eric Buskirk, owner of the Valley Chronicle, Hemet, CA, the Henderson Press, Henderson, NV and Verican, Inc., a newspaper technology company, has purchased the Valley Roadrunner, Valley Center, CA from Shirley and Dale Good. The sale was effective November 29. “I am...

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Bell Press Acquires Chetek, WI Alert

Bell Press, Inc., publishers of weekly newspapers in Barron, Ladysmith and Bloomer, all in northwest Wisconsin, has acquired the nearby 129-year-old Chetek Alert, owned in part by the same family since 1944. Melodee A. Eckerman, who succeeded her mother, Ida Mason, as...

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Castro County News, TX Sold to Plains Press

Jeff Jordan, President of Plains Press, Inc., has announced the acquisition of the Castro County News based in Dimmitt, TX. The former owners are Chris and Joye Bradford of Comanche, TX. Jordan currently publishes the Knox City (TX) News, the Newcastle (TX) Post and...

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Changing Of The Guard in Fredericksburg, TX

Sale of the Fredericksburg, TX Standard-Radio Post to Moser Community Media (MCM) of Brenham was announced this week by Terry Collier, president of Fredericksburg Publishing Company, Inc. With the ownership change, Collier also announced his retirement as publisher of...

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Current Group Acquires Monument Newspaper

The acquisition by Current Publishing of the award-winning weekly, Monument Newspaper, covering the southwest Maine communities of Gray and New Gloucester, was jointly announced by Current Publisher Lee Hews Casler and Monument Newspaper Publisher Elizabeth Prata. The...

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IL- SOLD. SOLD. – SOLD

The Tuscola Review and Regional. A unique Illinois weekly and shopper combo — well established with sales approaching $800K and cash flowing very nicely. Respected by the community it serves with no direct competition in its market. Solid growth potential. We offer an...

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Main Street Media Acquires Blue Hill, NE Leader

Main Street Media (MSM) has added the Blue Hill (Neb.) Leader its stable of community newspapers, all of which are located in a three-state area consisting of Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Rollie Hyde, of W. B. Grimes & Company represented the sellers, Darren and...

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Maine-Lewiston-Sun Journal Acquires Two Maine Newspapers

Two stalwarts of Oxford County news, the Advertiser-Democrat of Norway, the oldest weekly newspaper in Maine, and the Rumford Falls Times have joined the Sun Journal group of publications following the sale of the two weeklies to the Lewiston-based daily by Howard...

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Maine weekly sold

The 114-year old Penobscot Times has been sold by Publisher David Wollstadt to Kirkland Newspapers, Inc. of Durham, NC, Wollstadt has announced. Wollstadt bought the 4,000 circulation Times in 1974 from Barbara McKernan, mother of John Rettie McKernan, Jr., who was a...

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Northern Virginia Daily News Sold

Four months after announcing that The Northern Virginia Daily was for sale, Editor John Horan introduced its prospective new owners to employees Friday morning. The Ogden Newspapers Inc., based in Wheeling, W.Va., has an agreement in principle to buy the paper. Ogden...

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New York’s Cooperstown Freeman’s Journal sold

Effective with the June 2, 2006, edition, the 198-year-old Freemans Journal founded by novelist James Fennimore Coopers father has been sold, and it will remain independent and locally based. James C. and Mary Joan Kevlin of Norwich, Conn., bought the...

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