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Frankfort Newsmedia, LLC, (FNL) today completed its purchase of The State Journal in Frankfort, Ky., from Dix Communications.
FNL is majority owned by Boone Newspapers, Inc., (BNI) with offices in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Natchez, Miss. Other owners are Natchez-based Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC, (CNL) and key BNI personnel. Jim Boone, of Tuscaloosa, is BNI's chairman. Todd Carpenter, of Natchez, is BNI's president and chief executive officer and principal owner of CNL.
John Cribb, managing director, Cribb, Greene & Cope newspaper brokerage firm, said an agreement in principle for the sale was announced last month, and final details were worked out in recent weeks. Cribb, Greene & Cope is a 92-year-old newspaper brokerage, appraisal and consulting firm with offices in Montana, Virginia and Missouri.More
In two south-central Georgia towns about 31 miles apart, newspaper readers wanted the same thing: more than one printed edition a week, please.
That's what Boone Newspapers Inc. found out when it recently bought the Cordele Dispatch and the Americus Times-Recorder. Starting Aug. 22 in Americus and Aug. 29 in Cordele, readers got their wish.
As of this week, both papers now come out on Wednesdays and Saturdays instead of only on Fridays. And executives in both places, General Manager Chris Lewis in Cordele and Publisher William Hand in Americus, use the same word to describe community reaction: "excited."More