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Adams Publishing Group acquires Jones Media, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS — Adams Publishing Group announced that it has acquired Jones Media, Inc., a fourth-generation family-owned media company headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee, effective September 1, 2016. Jones Media has several daily and non-daily community newspapers, tourism-related products and services and a digital marketing solutions agency.

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Adams Publishing Group, LLC acquires Defiance Publishing Company, LLC

Minneapolis, MN – December 9, 2015 – Adams Publishing Group, LLC has purchased the Defiance Publishing Company, LLC from Dix Communications.

Defiance Publishing Company employs 56 people and publishes The Crescent-News, a six-day a week daily newspaper (Sunday-Friday) with a distribution of 14,000 on weekdays and 15,300 on Sundays and Crescent–Extra, a free weekly shopper mailed to 9,200 households in the Defiance and Napoleon zip codes. The company also publishes the Northwest Ohio Homes Magazine and Northwest Ohio Auto Book. Their web site www.crescent-news.com is viewed by more than 76,00 unique visitors each month.

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Adams Publishing Group, LLC acquires Post Register Company

Minneapolis, MN – October 15, 2015 – Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it intends to purchase the assets of the four Idaho newspapers from the Post Register Company, including the Idaho Falls Post Register and weekly newspapers including the Challis Messenger, Jefferson Star and Shelly Pioneer.

“We’re very excited to have the Post Register Company’s group of newspapers and digital products join our company going forward,” said Stephen Adams, chairman of APG. “The Brady family has a long history of providing strong journalism in the state of Idaho. It’s our goal to continue their tradition of locally focused, community-driven editorial and reporting.”

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Adams Publishing Group, LLC acquires McCraken Newspaper Group

Minneapolis, MN – October 1, 2015 – Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it has purchased the assets of the four Wyoming newspapers in the McCraken Newspaper Group, including the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne, the Laramie Boomerang, the Rawlins Daily Times and the Rock Springs Rocket‐Miner.

“We’re very excited to have the McCraken group of newspapers and digital products join our company going forward,” said Stephen Adams, chairman of APG. “The McCraken family has been a stalwart steward of its newspapers for generations, and it’s our goal to continue their tradition of locally focused, community-­driven editorial and reporting.”

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Adams Publishing Group, LLC acquires the Evergreen Country Shopper, North Country Sun and Evergreen Zone 2 from LaPean Publications

Minneapolis, MN – July 1, 2015-­‐ Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it has purchased the assets of LaPean Publications headquartered in Ashland, Wisconsin. The acquisition includes the Evergreen Country Shopper, North Country Sun and Evergreen Zone 2.

“We are excited to continue our expansion in the wonderful state of Wisconsin,” stated Stephen Adams, Chairman of Adams Publishing Group. The expansion by family-­‐owned Adams Publishing Group follows the  acquisition of the Rice Lake Chronotype last August and Huckle Media located in Southern Minnesota last July. Prior to that, Adams acquired three divisions of American Consolidated Media located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland and Ohio.

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Adams Publishing Group acquires The Post Community Media Group’s Southern Maryland Newspapers and Comprint Military Publications

Easton, MD – Adams Publishing Group (APG) announced that effective July 1st it has acquired The Post Community Media Group’s Southern Maryland Newspapers and Comprint Military Publications.

This acquisition includes thirteen newspapers and their associated digital assets. The group includes three twice-weeklies, nine weeklies, and one bi-weekly publication covering Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland, along with twelve military installations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia.

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