AUGUSTA, Ga., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Publishing Group has
reached an agreement to acquire The (Barnwell, S.C.) People-Sentinel, The
Hampton County (S.C.) Guardian, The (Edgefield, S.C.) Citizen News and the
Sylvania (Ga.) Telephone from Community Newspapers, Inc.
The agreement was announced today by William S. Morris IV, president
and CEO of Morris Publishing Group.
"These newspapers are located in our Augusta and Savannah market areas
and are a great fit for us," Morris said. "We are delighted to have the
opportunity to be associated with these terrific newspapers and look
forward to serving the readers and advertisers in these wonderful
Tom Wood, chairman of Community Newspapers, Inc., said, "These papers
have served their communities in the finest tradition of community
journalism for many years, two of them for more than a century. We are
pleased that a newspaper company with the reputation of Morris Publishing
will be involved in preserving that tradition."
Georgia newspapers owned by Morris Publishing Group include the dailies
The Augusta Chronicle, the Savannah Morning News and the Athens
Banner-Herald, and the nondailies The Columbia County News Times, The
McDuffie Mirror and The News and Farmer and Wadley Herald/The Jefferson
Reporter. Morris also owns Bluffton Today, a daily newspaper in South
Morris Publishing Group, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morris
Communications Company, LLC, a privately held media company based in
Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing currently owns and operates 27 daily and 12
nondaily newspapers, four city magazines and numerous free community
publications in the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and Alaska. For more
information, visit http://www.morris.com.
SOURCE Morris Communications Company, LLC