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John Fish Promoted to Top Spot in Topeka

AUGUSTA, GA — May 30, 2000 — John Fish has been named publisher of The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, effective Monday, June 5. He succeeds John Goossen, who resigned last week.

Morris Names New Publisher in South Dakota

Augusta, GA — April 21, 2000 — Rita Thomas has been named publisher of the Yankton (S.D.) Daily Press & Dakotan. Thomas also will become publisher of the Yankton Publishing Group, which includes a nondaily newspaper (Vermillion Plain Talk) and two free community papers (Missouri Valley Shopper and The Broadcaster).

Morris Communications Awards and Honors

AUGUSTA, GA — First Quarter 2000 — Jacksonville.com, the Internet Web site developed by The Florida Times-Union, has won the top industry award for having the best online sports section in the world. The EPPY award was presented by Editor & Publisher magazine for the Best Sports Section in a Newspaper Online Service. Online Sports Editor Craig Sims accepted the award on behalf of the Jacksonville.com staff during the 11th annual Interactive Newspapers Conference and Trade Sho

Sports Editors Honor Best in the Nation

AUGUSTA, GA — First Quarter 2000 — The sports sections of three MCC newspapers and a sports writer at another have been named among the Top 10 in the nation by The Associated Press Sports Editors. More than 90 sports editors and assistants participated in the judging of the Top 10 lists announced at a meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Morris Names New Director of Human Resources

AUGUSTA, GA — February 28, 2000 — Martha Jean McHaney has been named corporate director of human resources for Morris Communications Corp.

In her new position, McHaney will be responsible for all human resource programs and policies, benefits administration and training. She will assume her duties in Augusta March 27.

Morris Site Named Top In Nation By NAA

AUGUSTA, GA — July 18, 1999 — SearchColorado.com has been named the best online newspaper site in the nation in the under-75,000 circulation category by the Newspaper Association of America.

The Web site is the product of MCC's online services division and The Glenwood Post in Glenwood Springs, The Citizen Telegram in Rifle and The Eagle Valley Enterprise in Eagle.

Fairway Wins National Awards

AUGUSTA, GA — June 24, 1999 — Fairway Outdoor Advertising has won two national ADDY AWARDs, the American Advertising Federation's highest recognition, for a billboard campaign designed by national creative director Daniel B. O'Shea.

The two prize-winning boards are titled "See the Mamas and the Papas" and "Come See the Little Rascals." Both feature relevant paintings from the permanent collection of the Morris Museum of Art.

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