William Hand becomes publisher of Americus Times-Recorder 8/18/15

William Hand, who has been the advertising director of the Post-Searchlight in Bainbridge, Ga., for the past four years, has been named publisher of the Americus (Ga,) Times-Recorder. The Americus paper recently was acquired by Boone Newspapers.

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Jennifer Pustaver named chief financial officer of CNHI 8/17/15

The board of directors of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., has appointed Jennifer R. Pustaver chief financial officer of the media company, effective Sept. 1.

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Jake Mienk named publisher in Corsicana 8/17/15

Jake Mienk, an experienced newspaper executive, has been named publisher of the Corsicana (Texas) Daily Sun.

Mienk is currently publisher of the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press. He will continue in that role, as well as serving as publisher of the Daily Sun.

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Former SNPA President Dave Whichard dies at age 88 8/12/15

David Jordan Whichard II, 88, passed away peacefully on Aug. 9 at his home in Grimesland after a courageous battle against cancer.

Whichard was the former president and co-publisher of The Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C., and led 11 non-daily newspapers serving smaller communities throughout eastern North Carolina.

He served as president of SNPA in 1983-84.

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Joseph Craig named publisher of Morning News 8/11/15

Veteran newspaper executive Joseph Craig has been named regional publisher of the Morning News in Florence, S.C., and the Carolina Publishing Group.

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Presteligence names Gary Schwartzkopf strategic accounts manager 8/11/15

Presteligence has appointed Gary Schwartzkopf as strategic accounts manager. He will focus on establishing, maintaining and expanding upon Presteligence's relationships with media companies.

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John Georges hands Advocate publisher's reins to Dan Shea 8/6/15

This article is reprinted from The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate co-owner John Georges has named Dan Shea to replace him as publisher, the paper's top executive position.

Georges said he has achieved his goals under his first two years of ownership and wants to spend more time on his other business and civic interests. Georges owns a number of businesses, ranging from Imperial Trading, a convenience store supplier, to the famed Galatoire's restaurant.

The changes will occur Sept. 1.

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Jeff Smith named publisher at Weatherford and Mineral Wells 8/3/15

Jeff Smith has been appointed publisher and advertising director of the Weatherford (Texas) Democrat and the Mineral Wells (Texas) Index. Most recently, Smith was advertising director of The Eagle in Bryan College Station, Texas, and is returning to his former position in Weatherford.

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William Morris IV named CEO of Morris Communications 8/3/15

William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co.

The appointment was announced by his father, William S. (Billy) Morris III, 80, and is effective immediately.

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McClatchy names Terry Geiger as vice president, technology 7/28/15

The McClatchy Company has named Terrance "Terry" Geiger as vice president, technology. In this newly created role, Geiger becomes the company's top technology executive and a member of McClatchy's senior management team.

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