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STEVE STONE RESIGNS FROM MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS CO.

AUGUSTA, GA — January 22, 2016 — Steve Stone has resigned from his position as senior vice-president and CFO of newspapers for Morris Communications, announced by William S. Morris IV, CEO.  Stone was responsible for the financial management, shared services and global outsourcing for Morris.

“Steve’s leadership throughout the past 13 years has been invaluable,” Morris said, “His expertise in financial management helped us steer through challenging and changing times, and his contributions will be missed.”

STEPHEN WADE NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE AND CHRONICLE MEDIA

Stephen Wade has been named general manager of the Augusta Chronicle and Chronicle Media.

JEFF HARTLEY NAMED PUBLISHER OF THE LOG CABIN DEMOCRAT

Jeff Hartley has been named publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark). The announcement was made by William S. Morris IV, CEO of Morris Communications, Co.

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE PRESIDENT DANA ATKINS STEPS DOWN

AUGUSTA, Ga. – October 20, 2015:  Dana Atkins, president of The Augusta Chronicle and Chronicle Media has stepped down to spend more time with his family.  The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Atkins joined the Chronicle in January 2012 after retiring from the Air Force as a lieutenant general in charge of NORAD Alaska.

Morris Publishing Group’s Times-Union Media acquires First Coast Magazine, HealthSource

Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the acquisition of the First Coast and HealthSource magazines from Beson4Media Group. 

Zach Ahrens To Succeed Retiring Publisher Gregg Ireland At The Topeka Capital-Journal

Zach Ahrens has been named publisher of the Topeka Capital-Journal succeeding current publisher Gregg Ireland who announced his retirement in August. The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Steve Gray Named Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Morris Communications Co.

Steve Gray has been named vice president of strategy and innovation of Morris Communications Company, it has been announced by William S. Morris IV, CEO.  Gray will be responsible for company-wide strategic planning and innovation. 

William Morris IV named CEO of Morris Communications

William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co.

Publisher Gregg Ireland Retiring at The Topeka Capital-Journal

Gregg Ireland, publisher of the Topeka Capital-Journal, is retiring after 30 years in the newspaper industry.  The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Morris Communications sells radio stations to Alpha Media

May 18, 2015 --  Morris Communications has entered into a definitive agreement with Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon to purchase Morris radio stations. Morris owns thirty-six radio stations in 8 markets including; Topeka, KS; Salina, KS; Amarillo, TX; Palm Springs, CA; Anchorage, AK; Wasilla, AK; Grays Harbor-Hoquiam, WA and Wenatchee-Columbia River, WA (see below for full Station Market list).

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