McNaughton Family Buys California Newspaper

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By: E&P Staff

The Georgetown (Calif.) Gazette has been sold to the McNaughton family. Terms of the deal, brokered by JP Media Partners, were not disclosed.

The Gazette is a 1,600 paid weekly that has been owned and operated by Mark Lantz since 1994.

The transaction also includes the Town Crier, a total market coverage (TMC) publication.

“Although it will be nice to have some more free time, it’s been a great experience to be at the Gazette for the past 12 years,” Lantz said in a statement. “I appreciate the support that the community has given me and the Gazette. I know I am leaving the paper in good hands with the McNaughton family.”

The McNaughton family also owns the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, Calif., Life Newspapers, Fairfield Daily Republic, Davis Enterprises and the Winters Express.

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