Media General Inc. of Richmond, Va., has named James W. Rainey publisher of the Opelika-Auburn News in Opelika, Ala. He succeeds Roger Underwood, who recently became publisher of the Jackson County Floridan in Marianna, Fla.
Rainey joins the Alabama newspaper from the Fulton County Daily Report of Atlanta. He has worked as a reporter, columnist, editor, and executive for several newspapers in Georgia.
The Opelika-Auburn News has a weekday circulation of 14,092, according to the E&P International Year Book 2002.