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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).

Morris Publishing Group Announces 2015 President's Club Winners

AUGUSTA, GA - March 10, 2015  - Morris Publishing Group, LLC (MPG) announced today the 2015 President’s Club winners. These awards recognize the best and brightest sales executives and their 2014 sales efforts throughout MPG.

This year’s winners include:

Trish Faris (Amarillo, TX), Christa Murphy (Athens, GA), Robert Corley (Augusta, GA), Natalie Woods (Bluffton, SC), Moneek Langston (Jacksonville, FL) Tara Mallett (Conway, AR), Irene Lance (Lubbock, TX), Andrea Stockton (Savannah, GA), Cheryl Brunk (St. Augustine, FL), Blake Weibel (Topeka, KS).

Morris Publishing Group Names Brandon Hughes Publisher of Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Feb. 16, 2015: Brandon Hughes has been named publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.  The appointment was announced by Les Simpson, regional publisher for Morris Publishing Group, LLC, and publisher of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News. 

PUBLISHER STEPHEN BEASLEY RETIRING AT THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

AUGUSTA, Ga. – January 13, 2015:  Stephen Beasley, publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, is retiring after 43 years in the newspaper industry.  The announcement was made by Derek May, executive vice-president of Morris Publishing Group.

Scott Smith Named to Succeed Dennis Bookey at Morris Anchorage Media Group

AUGUSTA, GA – December 4, 2014:  Scott Smith has been named general manager of the Anchorage Media Group, Alaska, succeeding radio veteran Dennis Bookey who is retiring.  The announcement was made by Craig Mitchell, senior vice-president of Morris Communications Co. and Morris Radio Group.

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