Newspaper returns to area ownership

The Persons-Sentinel has some large information — it is returning to nearby possession. Barnwell native

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.