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Palmer named regional publisher of The Advocate

Dennis Palmer has been named regional publisher of The Greenville Advocate, Luverne Journal, Lowndes Signal, and Demopolis Times. Palmer has been publisher of The Selma Times-Journal since 2006 and will continue in that role

Palmer, 56, is a former publisher of the Greenville, Luverne, and Lowndes newspapers, and is very familiar with the newspapers and the communities they serve. He is also a senior vice president with Boone Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of all the newspapers involved, and provides management to and for other BNI newspapers in Alabama and Georgia.

“The opportunity to consolidate leadership positions us to apply our resources to better serve readers and advertisers with investment in reporting and in print and digital marketing specialists to assist small and medium size businesses in the communities we serve,” Palmer said. “Our commitment to serve our communities with quality news and advertising products has not wavered. Our job is to produce the best newspaper a community can support, so I look forward to working with the staff at each newspaper to deliver upon, and exceed, that objective.”

While he will continue to live in Selma, Palmer will be active and visible in each community and looks forward to rekindling old friendships and making new ones.

“The Greenville community has always meant a lot to me. It’s where my wife and I educated our two children, and where I learned much about how to publish a community newspaper,” Palmer said. “This is sort of like a homecoming for me because of how gracious and kind the people of Greenville and Butler County were to us when we lived here. As long-time Greenvillians already know, Butler County is an excellent place to live and work and I plan on doing my part to add to an already wonderful community.”