Santana Wood named managing editor


Santana Wood has been named managing editor for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. newspapers. 

Wood has been with TPI since May 2017 and served as design editor for nearly two years until she was promoted to assistant managing editor in April. 

"We are very fortunate to have a person of Santana's talent, work ethic and education working for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc.," publisher Steve Baker said. "Santana has lived and worked in Alabama most of her life and knows and understands the people and the issues they face. As we make changes to the print and digital arm of Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. over the next several months, she is exactly the right person to help lead us."

Wood was born in Carrollton, Ga., but moved to Union Springs when she was a child and considers herself a native of the small Alabama town. She moved to Alexander City in 2017. 

"Ever since I moved to Alexander City, I've felt like I live in a big city," Wood said. "When you grow up in a place with only a couple red lights, Alexander City is a step up. But I'm a small-town girl and understand how important a sense of community is in a small town like Alex City. 

"The small-town community feel is one of my favorite parts about living here. I love this community and am thrilled to be serving it by being its hometown newspaper editor."

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