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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.

Morris joins nationwide alliance of local media outlets plans more digital growth

Local Media Consortium prepares to roll out expanded networks for advertising and content

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Alan English Leaving the Log Cabin Democrat

CONWAY, ARK— September 12, 2013 -- Alan English, publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat, will be leaving the paper to pursue other interests, effective Sept. 20. Morris is posting the position and will immediately review applicants for a replacement.

During his tenure as publisher, English led new Cabin coverage initiatives, digital, mobile improvements and quality initiatives. Previously, he worked as vice president of audience and executive editor for The Augusta Chronicle in Georgia.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and A-J Media Name Terry Greenberg Vice President of Audience

LUBBOCK, TX— September 1, 2013 — Terry Greenberg, editor of The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal has been named vice president of audience, a senior-level position created by each of Morris Publishing Group’s metro markets. This role focuses on building a powerful community voice by growing the news, audience and digital efforts.

William S. Morris IV to head Morris Venture Capital

For Release Saturday, May 25, 2013

William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named CEO of Morris Venture Capital (MVC), a new division of Morris Communications Co. LLC, it has been announced by William S. Morris III, Chairman and CEO of Morris Communications.  MVC is a captive venture fund established to identify and nurture growing businesses.

Morris Publishing Group Names Delinda Fogel Publisher of The St. Augustine Record

AUGUSTA, GA — May 21, 2013 — Delinda Fogel, vp of finance and strategic planning at Times-Union Media and The Florida Times-Union, has been named publisher of The St. Augustine Record and staugustine.com in St. Augustine, Florida.

CJ Media Names Bart Waters Vice President of Audience

TOPEKA, KS— May 20, 2013 — Bart Waters has been named vice president of audience for CJ Media and The Topeka Capital-Journal, a new, senior-level position created by each of Morris Publishing Group’s metro markets. This new role will focus on building a powerful community voice by growing the news, audience and digital efforts.

Morris Publishing Group Names Rustan Burton Publisher of the Juneau Empire

AUGUSTA, GA — May 17, 2013 — Morris Publishing Group, LLC announced today the appointment of Rustan Burton to publisher of the Juneau Empire in Juneau, AK.

Burton’s media career began at The Anchorage Daily News in 2008 where he had various positions including retail sales manager.  He is the current advertising director at The Daily Republic in Mitchell, SD, part of Forum Communications.  Throughout his career at Forum, he has also held various corporate leadership and mentorship roles.

St. Augustine Record Publisher Ron Davidson Announces Retirement

AUGUSTA, GA — February 14, 2013 — Veteran newspaperman Ron Davidson, publisher of The St. Augustine Record, announced today that he will retire from the newspaper later this year.

“My wife and I have been planning this for some time and it’s getting near the time for me to play more golf and spend more time with the family. I’ve truly enjoyed my time at The Record and appreciate the kindnesses and friendships I’ve gained in my three plus years here,” Davidson said.

Morris Publishing Group Announces 2013 President’s Club Winners

AUGUSTA, GA — February 1, 2013 — Morris Publishing Group, LLC (MPG) announced today the 2013 President’s Club winners. These awards recognize the best and brightest sales executives and their 2012 sales efforts throughout MPG.

This year’s winners include:

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