The Persons-Sentinel has some large information — it is returning to nearby possession.
Barnwell native Jonathan Vickery, who is now the newspaper’s editor, has entered into an settlement with the latest proprietor, a subsidiary of Gannett Media Corp., to take more than ownership on July 1. The newspaper was previous domestically owned by the late Bob and Kathy Harris who sold the newspaper in 1983 to Neighborhood Communications Spartanburg and retired.
“It’s been my satisfaction to work for my hometown newspaper since October 2010. I have enjoyed trying to keep my group educated and engaged in what’s going on regionally. I thank Gannett for this chance to come to be the new proprietor of The Folks-Sentinel so I can devote in my group and keep on to maintain my neighbors educated,” reported Vickery.
Vickery is a lifelong resident of Barnwell who graduated from Barnwell Superior Faculty in 2006. He is extremely lively in the local community, like on the Circle Theatre board and at Barnwell To start with Baptist Church. He has received quite a few awards for creating and images from the S.C. Press Association for the duration of his ten years-long tenure at the newspaper.
The People today-Sentinel has been Barnwell County’s resource for credible community news due to the fact 1852. Vickery appears to be ahead to continuing that custom for several years to come.
“I have been committed to telling the stories that make any difference to our community in a factual, impartial fashion. That commitment will not transform as I get over. You can continue on to count on our staff to produce high quality, award-winning journalism that matters. I seem forward to increasing coverage though also taking part in a watchdog position on community govt,” stated Vickery.
Gannett’s final newspaper will be the June 30 edition although the initial version underneath Vickery’s ownership will be July 7. Existing subscribers will acquire a refund from Gannett for any good stability on their accounts, but Vickery will quickly send out out subscription features detailing how to sign up for a subscription under the new ownership.
“In the meantime, subscribers will see no interruption in weekly delivery,” said Vickery.
Also productive July 1, the newspaper will shift its office to the Business Innovation Middle (218 Major St., Barnwell), a making that previously served as the newspaper’s home till the mid-1990s. This is a momentary move until renovations can be finished at the new long term office found in the previous Evelyn’s Jewellery & Gifts store on the Circle in downtown Barnwell.
“With quite a few new organizations opening in our local community these days and ideas for other people in the is effective, this is an thrilling time for Barnwell County. I glimpse forward to getting portion of the redevelopment of Barnwell’s historic and wonderful downtown at the time our everlasting place of work is prepared,” stated Vickery.
The mailing tackle will carry on to be P.O. Box 1255, Barnwell, S.C. 29812. Reach the newspaper by cell phone at (803) 259-3501.