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Messenger, Press sold

The Union City Messenger and The Weakley County Press in Martin have been purchased by the Mirror-Exchange, a newspaper group owned by siblings Victor Parkins and Scarlet Elliott of Milan.
Third generation owners David Critchlow Jr. and Scott Critchlow made the announcement at the Union City office today.
“There are no changes planned regarding operation of the newspapers,” they said. “And we’re proud to say the Parkins are committed to continuing to serve the readers and advertisers of Obion County in a first-rate manner.”
In addition to The Messenger and The Press, the Parkins’ family-owned operation includes newspapers in Milan, Humboldt, Trenton, Dyer and Lexington.
A complete announcement of the purchase will appear in Thursday morning’s print edition of The Messenger.
David is expected to remain on staff as editor for the remainder of the year.

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