Robert M. Williams Jr., chair and publisher of SouthFire Newspaper
Group in Blackshear, Ga., was elected as president of the National
Newspaper Association, during the association’s 127th annual convention
and trade show Sept. 14, 2013. He had been vice president.
Williams succeeded Merle Baranczyk, publisher of the Salida
(Colo.) Mountain Mail
, who became immediate past president.