Palmer named regional publisher of The Journal

Published 12:44 pm Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Dennis Palmer has been named regional publisher of The Luverne Journal, Greenville Advocate, 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.”

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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.

“I vividly recall the many conversations I had in the lobby of the old Journal office with former Journal owner Alvin Bland, whom I remained friends with up until his death in 2013,” Palmer said. “He was an inspiration to me in my early days of learning how to publish a quality community newspaper, and I will work hard to make sure the Journal continues to serve the people of Crenshaw County well.”