GateHouse acquires Log Cabin Democrat
The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway has been sold to GateHouse Media as part of a deal that includes several other newspapers around the country, its current owner Morris Communications announced Wednesday.
Terms of the deal, which also include the sale of the The Florida Times-Union, a commercial printing operation in Texas and other publications, were not released. The deal is expected to be finalized in October.
GateHouse, which already owns five daily and more than a dozen weekly newspapers in Arkansas, last month closed its Little Rock news bureau and laid off the only reporter who staffed it.
In May, the company consolidated seven weekly newspapers in central Arkansas into two weekly newspapers serving Pulaski and Lonoke counties. In a story posted on the
Log Cabin’s website, Cynthia Crabb, group controller for the Conway newspaper, said it would “retain its mission to be Faulkner County’s news, advertising and information source since 1879.”