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MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES BUZZ ON BIZ, LLC

MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES BUZZ ON BIZ, LLC

Augusta, GA – July 29, 2016 – Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the acquisition of Buzz on Biz, LLC which includes the Buzz on Biz suite of print, digital, broadcast, radio shows, and events.

The new acquisition joins the Morris-owned Chronicle Media portfolio of more than 12 titles including The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta.com, Augusta Magazine, and neighborhood publications such as The Columbia County News-Times, Richmond County Today and North Augusta Today – all published across print, digital and social platforms.

“I’m very pleased that we are able to diversify our Augusta portfolio by adding Buzz on Biz, and view this as an important addition to our local media company’s product mix,” said William S. Morris IV, president and CEO of Morris Communications Co.  “Increasingly, we are looking for new and innovative ways that we can serve our local community, and this acquisition is a great example of that.”

Founded in 2005 by Neil Gordon, Buzz on Biz publications, shows and newsletters showcase businesses and provide insight from important agencies, local Economic Development Authorities, councils, and chambers.  Gordon will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the business. 

“Morris Communications is one of the best companies in the CSRA,” said Gordon. “In joining the Morris team, we’ll grow in new ways and offer clients more options.  I’m so excited to join the tremendous team that has been carefully developed over the years.”

“We’re thrilled to have Neil and his staff join Morris,” said Derek May, president of Morris Publishing Group.  “Neil has built an outstanding company that we believe will continue to grow in the coming years.”

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.

For more information, visit our websites: http://morrispublishinggroup.com and http://morris.com.

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For Inquiries to Morris Communications Company, LLC:
Heather Nagel-Doughtie
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(706) 823-3580
heather.nagel@morris.com