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Morris Communications Announces Print Operation Consolidation in Texas

Augusta, GA – September 4, 2014 - Morris Communications announced today the consolidation of its press operations in Lubbock, TX and Amarillo, TX. The consolidation will be completed in two phases spanning the first and second quarters of 2015, resulting in a joint printing operation located at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal building.

The project includes upgrading of equipment, new automation and controls that will replace the existing presses, providing quality improvements, increased color capabilities and the ability for the company to grow its commercial printing business. 

Morris Publishing Group Announces Launch of the Vilonia Eagle

Augusta, GA – AUGUST 20, 2014 - Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the launch of a new weekly publication, the Vilonia Eagle in Vilonia, AR. 

The publication, along with the website viloniaeagle.net, is a product of the Log Cabin Democrat and Log Cabin Media.  Zach Ahrens, President of Log Cabin Media and publisher of both the Log Cabin Democrat and the Vilonia Eagle, pointed out that the Eagle will attempt to share the character of the area it covers.

Vitto Kleinschmidt to Succeed Retiring Publisher Stan Pitlo at Peninsula Clarion

AUGUSTA, GA – June 23, 2014:  Vitto Kleinschmidt has been named publisher of the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai, Alaska, succeeding Stan Pitlo, veteran newspaperman who is retiring.  The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Pitlo began his career in advertising at the Anchorage Times and worked in broadcasting and advertising before coming to the Peninsula Clarion in 1993.   He was promoted to publisher in 1999 and has continued to serve in that role since announcing his retirement earlier this year. 

Morris Publishing Group Announces Acquisition of the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc.

Augusta, GA – May 29, 2014 - Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the acquisition of the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, Inc., a publishing company based in Savannah, GA., that produces the Tell-N-Sell Shopper, and a Hispanic publication named La Voz Latina.

Morris Communications Promotes Martha Jean McHaney to Senior Vice President

AUGUSTA, GA — April 22, 2014 —Morris Communications, LLC announced today the promotion of Martha Jean McHaney to senior vice president of human resources and labor for the company.

McHaney has been with Morris since 2000 having previously held top human resources positions at the Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.), The Denver Post (Denver, Colo.), and The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.) McHaney also served as vice president of administration at Westward Communications in Dallas.

Local Media Consortium, Google Enter Strategic Partnership

Google search, advertising platform and advertising exchange now available to hundreds of local media publishers and their advertisers

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Morris Publishing Group Announces 2014 President's Club Winners

AUGUSTA, GA - February 18, 2014  - Morris Publishing Group, LLC (MPG) announced today the 2014 President’s Club winners. These awards recognize the best and brightest sales executives and their 2013 sales efforts throughout MPG.

This year’s winners include:

Morris Visitor Publications Expand Into Australia

Morris Visitor Publications Expands Into Australia
Acquires Where® branded publications in Australia, adding to global travel information portfolio

Augusta, Ga. (Feb. 7, 2014)–Morris Visitor Publications, the global travel information business division of Morris Communications Company, announced today the acquisition of the Where® branded travel publications throughout Australia.

Morris Publishing Group Names Zach Ahrens Publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat

AUGUSTA, GA — January 15, 2014 — Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the appointment of Zach Ahrens to publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, AR.

MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF THE BRAINERD (MN) DISPATCH TO FORUM COMMUNICATIONS

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA, December 27, 2013 --- Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today a letter of intent to sell The Brainerd Dispatch to Forum Communications.  The parties intend to close the transaction December 31, 2013. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

The Brainerd Dispatch has daily circulation of 11,000 and Sunday circulation of 14,700.   The sale includes all companion publications and websites related to the operation.

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