JONESBORO, ARK. PAPER SOLD TO PAXTON

By: Staff Reports

Troutt Family Had Owned Paper For 99 Years





Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Ky., has bought The Jonesboro (Ark.)
Sun from the Troutt Family, which owned the paper for 99 of its 117
years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



The Sun has a daily circulation of 27,489 and a Sunday circulation
of 30,671, according to the E&P International Year Book, 2000. The
Sun becomes the 28th daily in the Paxton chain, which is also family
owned.



The paper was run by John W. Troutt Jr., president of Troutt Brothers
Inc., and his two sons, Robert W. Troutt and John Ed Troutt, both of
whom were assistant publishers. Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, the
newspaper brokers in Santa Fe, N.M., represented the Troutt Family
in the transaction.



Paxton recently purchased The Herald-Palladium in St. Joseph, Mich.,
from Hollinger International.







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Related story:

PAXTON TO BUY MICHIGAN’S HERALD-PALLADIUM (09/05/00)



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