Shelby Daily Globe sold to Horizon Publications 1/8/19

Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper's Helper from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the families.


Lakeway Publishers to sell Sun Publications to D-R Media 9/24/18

D-R Media and Investments is purchasing Sun Publications of Florida from Lakeway Publishers, according to Gary Greene and Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope.

Publications include the Sumter Shopper, The Clermont News Leader, the Four Corners News Leader, the Mt. Dora Triangle News Leader and the commercial printing operations based in Polk county, Fla.


Cribb, Greene & Cope Annual Publisher Confidence Survey 9/18/18

Newspaper owners and executives are encouraged to participate in the Annual Publisher Confidence Survey.

The survey asks 11 questions that provide direct feedback from publishers on revenue, profit and other current trends in the publishing industry.

The survey takes less than two minutes to complete, and results are provided immediately so publishers can see how others are responding.


American Hometown Publishing buys Osceola News-Gazette 9/10/18

Lakeway Publishers has sold the Osceola News-Gazette (Kissimmee, Fla.) to American Hometown Publishing, according to Randy Cope and Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented Lakeway Publishers in the transaction.


Jeffrey Potts named senior associate with Cribb, Greene & Cope 9/10/18

Managing Director Randy Cope, Directors John Cribb and Gary Greene have announced that Jeffrey Potts of Gold Country Advisors, Folsom, Calif., has become senior associate in Cribb, Greene & Cope.


Lakeway Publishers sells Florida paper to American Hometown Publishing 7/10/18

Lakeway Publishers, Inc. has sold the Osceola News-Gazette located in Kissimmee, Fla., to American Hometown Publishing, Inc., according to Randy Cope and Gary Greene of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented Lakeway Publishers, Inc. in the transaction.


Paxton Media Group acquires the Batesville Daily Guard 6/5/18

Paxton Media Group purchased The Batesville (Ark.) Daily Guard from the Jones family on June 1, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Jones family.

Paxton Media, a family-owned company headquartered in Paducah, Ky., owns more than 36 daily newspapers, a television station and numerous weekly publications across Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Fourth- and fifth-generation family members manage Paxton Media.


Lee Enterprises sells Maysville newspaper 2/3/18

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated has sold its newspaper and digital media operations in Maysville, Ky., to Champion Media LLC, including The Ledger Independent and, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented Lee Enterprises in the sale.


Adams Publishing Group acquires Mount Airy, N.C., group from Champion Media 10/27/17

Adams Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring a Mount Airy, N.C., group of publications and associated websites from Champion Media, effective Nov. 1.


Publishers somewhat more optimistic than the past two years 10/23/17

Responses to the Fall 2017 Publisher Confidence Survey conducted by Cribb, Greene & Cope indicate publishers continue to be encouraged about the short-term future, and are somewhat more confident than they were a year ago.