Rick Bean to retire Dec. 31; Jana Thomasson named as successor 10/1/18

Rick Bean has announced his intention to retire as president of the North Carolina/Georgia/Tennessee division of Paxton Media Group and publisher of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise at year end.

Jana Thomasson, publisher of the Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., has been named to succeed Bean as president of the division. The announcement was made by David Paxton, president and CEO of PMG.


Paxton Media deploys My News 360 CMS, website and apps from Presteligence 8/6/18

Presteligence has announced that 11 Paxton Media sites in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia are converting to the My News 360 service for their web CMS, website and mobile apps.

The Times-Georgian (Carrollton, Ga.) launched last week with the others to follow suit in the coming weeks. The move to Presteligence brings multi-channel delivery of content to the web, mobile apps, e-edition and newsletters, with an option to extend to print page design.


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.


Paxton Media Group acquires Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald 2/3/18

Paxton Media Group has purchased The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., from Wick Communications.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Wick Communications in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


McClatchy acquires The (Durham, NC) Herald-Sun from Paxton Media Group 1/2/17

McClatchy has acquired the assets and operations of The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C., including related digital assets, from the Paducah, Kentucky-based Paxton Media Group, which has owned the publication since 2004. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Brehm Communications sells three midwest dailies to Paxton Media 10/4/16

Paxton Media Group has purchased three newspapers in Indiana and Illinois – the Princeton Daily Clarion, the Mount Carmel Register and The Standard – from Brehm Communications, according to Randy Cope, Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented Brehm in the transaction.


Donna Barrett re-elected as chairman of Foundation Board of Trustees 10/7/14

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect four trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Charlottesville on Monday, Oct. 6. The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.