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Morris Publishing Announces Hiring of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC As Financial Advisor and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP As Legal Counsel

Morris Publishing Announces Hiring of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC As Financial Advisor and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP As Legal Counsel

AUGUSTA, GA January 28, 2009 Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it hired Lazard Freres & Co. LLC as its financial advisor and Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP as legal counsel. William S. Morris III, Chairman of Morris Publishing, stated, "These firms will assist us in evaluating our strategic options regarding Morris Publishing's existing capital structure."

About Morris Publishing
Morris Publishing Group, LLC, an affiliate of Morris Communications Company, LLC, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing currently owns and operates 13 daily newspapers as well as nondaily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. For more information, visit our website, morris.com.

For Further information, please contact:
Craig Mitchell
Senior Vice President of Finance
Morris Communications Company, LLC
706-823-3236

craig.mitchell@morris.com