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Derek May
AUGUSTA, GA --  April 11, 2016 – Derek May has been named president of Morris Publishing Group, LLC  (MPG).  The announcement was made by William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications, LLC. 
May has been with the company for 27 years, serving in many management capacities including technology, circulation, advertising sales and news in a number of Morris markets.  He is a former publisher and served as assistant to the president before taking over as executive vice-president of Morris Publishing in May of 2011. 
“I’m delighted that Derek has been named president of MPG,” said Morris. “He is a proven leader in our company and I know that he will do a fantastic job.” 
“I’m truly honored by what I view as a vote of confidence from the Morris family for the work of our outstanding team,” said May. “As challenging as our industry climate is, I’m proud of the innovative steps we are taking to build a bright future for local media.”
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About Morris Publishing Group
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. MPG currently owns and operates 11 daily newspapers as well as non-daily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska.
The Company has a concentrated presence in the Southeast, with five signature holdings: The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The Augusta Chronicle, Savannah (Ga.) Morning News, The St. Augustine (Fla.) Record and Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.
Morris Publishing Group's other daily newspapers are: Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News; Juneau (Alaska) Empire; Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark.); Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal; Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) and The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal.
About Morris Communications
Morris Communications Company, LLC is part of a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper, magazine, and cable television. Morris' holdings include 11 daily newspapers, numerous nondaily and free community papers, numerous magazines and specialized publications, visitor (travel and tourism) publications, including Where® Magazine,, and Where® Guestbooks and provides cable television, internet, broadband, and telephone services.

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