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Organizational Announcements – Carolinas Region

We are pleased to make the following announcements:    Nathan DiBagno has been named publisher of The Mount Airy News and assistant regional director for the Carolinas’ Division Northern Region for Civitas Media. DiBagno’s career has been devoted to the newspaper industry, working in advertising, news, and circulation. He previously worked in several roles, including…

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Chip Turner named general manager in Russellville, Leitchfield and LaFayette

Chip Turner has been named general manager of the News Democrat Leader in Russellville, Ky., the Grayson County News Gazette in Leitchfield, Ky., and the Macon County Times in LaFayette, Tenn. The announcement was made Friday, April 17, 2015, by Bud Hunt, regional director for Civitas Media. Turner has been serving as business development manager…

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Cynthia Orr named general manager for Middlesboro, Harlan and Tazewell

Cynthia Orr has been named general manager of the Middlesboro (Ky.) Daily News, the Harlan (Ky.) Daily Enterprise, and the Claiborne Progress in Tazewell, Tenn. The announcement was made Friday, April 17, 2015, by Bud Hunt, regional director for Civitas Media. Orr has been serving the past two years as regional business development manager for…

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Barb Anderson named general manager in Prestonsburg and Hazard

Barb Anderson has been named general manager of The Floyd County Times in Prestonsburg, Ky., and the Hazard Herald in Hazard, Ky. The announcement was made Friday, April 17, 2015, by Bud Hunt, regional director for Civitas Media, the newspapers’ parent company. Anderson joined The Floyd County Times as a sales consultant in 2006 and…

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Hope Comer named publisher of Portsmouth Daily Times, Community Common

Hope Comer has been named publisher of the Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times and Community Common, effective immediately. The announcement was made Friday, April. 17, 2015, by Bud Hunt, regional director for Civitas Media, the newspapers’ parent company. Comer has been serving as business development manager at the newspapers since 2012, after joining the Portsmouth staff…

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Abernathy named publisher and editor of Times Gazette

Gary Abernathy has been named publisher and editor of The (Hillsboro) Times-Gazette and Highland County Shopper. The announcement was made Wednesday, April 8, 2015, by Nick Monico, regional director, Ohio, for Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. Abernathy will lead all operations at the newspapers including newsroom, advertising, production and circulation departments. He will be…

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Watson named Executive Editor of Alton Telegraph
Watson named Executive Editor of Alton Telegraph

Veteran journalist Warren Watson has been named executive editor of The Alton (Ill.) Telegraph. The decision was announced by Telegraph Publisher Joseph Craig. Watson will oversee the news operation side of the daily newspaper. He replaces Bob Strickley, who left the paper in January to return to Ohio. Watson will start in early April. “We…

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Monico named regional director for Ohio newspapers
Monico named regional director for Ohio newspapers

Veteran newspaper executive Nickolas Monico has been named publisher of the Delaware Gazette and regional director for Ohio newspapers. The announcement was made Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Ralph Martin, CEO of Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. Monico will lead all Ohio Civitas operations except Lima, Portsmouth, Georgetown, West Union, Gallipolis, Ripley and Pomeroy….

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Craig named publisher of Alton Telegraph, Jacksonville Journal Courier
Craig named publisher of Alton Telegraph, Jacksonville Journal Courier

Veteran newspaper executive Joseph Craig has been named publisher of The Alton (Ill.) Telegraph and the Jacksonville (Ill.) Journal Courier. The announcement was made Wednesday, March 11, 2015, by Ralph Martin, CEO of Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. Craig will lead all operations including newsroom, advertising, production and circulation departments. He will be based…

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Barr named editor of Wilmington News Journal

Veteran journalist Thomas Barr has been named editor of the Wilmington News Journal, effective Monday, Feb. 16. The announcement was made by Jim Lawitz, vice president for editorial operations for Civitas Media, owner of the News Journal. Barr will replace Lora Abernathy, who will continue with Civitas in her role as editor of the popular…

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