Category Archives: Press Releases

Adams Publishing Group acquires Jones Media, Inc.

September 26, 2016

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

February 24, 2016

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

July 10, 2015

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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Adams Publishing Group acquires The Dundalk Eagle

March 23, 2015

Easton, MD – Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it has acquired The Dundalk Eagle, the largest paid weekly newspaper in Baltimore County, from Kimbel Publication, Inc., which founded the newspaper over 45 years ago.

The Dundalk Eagle is now part of APG Media of Chesapeake, which includes two dailies The Star Democrat (Easton, MD) and Cecil Whig (Elkton, MD) along with nine weekly newspapers, six monthly/specialty magazines, six websites, and five mobile apps. These products cover nine counties in Maryland and Delaware and each week nearly one million people read the content they produce.
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Adams Publishing Group acquires Athens NEWS

September 24, 2014

Athens, OH – September 24, 2014 – Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced Wednesday that it is acquiring the Athens NEWS, an alternative twice weekly newspaper, in Athens, from Bruce Mitchell and Guy Philips.

APG Media of Ohio also owns the local daily newspaper, The Athens Messenger, in addition to seven other paid distribution newspapers and three other free, controlled distribution publications.
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Adams Publishing Group, LLC acquires Chronotype Publishing Company

August 1, 2014

Minneapolis, MN – August 1, 2014- Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it has purchased the assets of Chronotype Publishing Company located in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. The acquisition includes The Chronotype, Northwestern Wisconsin’s largest weekly newspaper, and The Early Bird, a weekly shopper.

The expansion by family-owned Adams Publishing Group follows the July acquisition of Huckle Media located in Southern Minnesota with 10 community newspapers, 17 websites, shopping guides, magazines, a digital agency and commercial printing facilities.

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