Pax­ton Me­dia ac­quires The Batesville Daily Guard

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Pax­ton Me­dia Group bought e Batesville Daily Guard (Batesville, Arkansas) from the Jones fam­ily on June 1, ac­cord­ing to Randy Cope of merger and ac­qui­si­tion rm Cribb, Greene & Cope, who rep­re­sented the Jones fam­ily.

Pax­ton Me­dia, a fam­ily-owned com­pany head­quar­tered in Pa­d­u­cah, Ken­tucky, 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 fth-gen­er­a­tion fam­ily mem­bers man­age Pax­ton Me­dia.

“We are grate­ful that the Jones fam­ily has en­trusted us with the stew­ard­ship of the Batesville Daily Guard,” said David Pax­ton, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive o cer of Pax­ton Me­dia Group.

e Daily Guard will join other Pax­ton pub­li­ca­tions in the AR/ LA/MS divi­sion of Pax­ton Me­dia Group, man­aged by Group Pub­lisher David Mosesso.

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