Hussman and Tate’s efforts to save Pine Bluff Commercial

Byron Tate is back as editor of the Pine Bluff Commercial, where he has worked three times before. “I was fairly certain that Pine Bluff was about to be without a newspaper,” Tate said after Walter Hussman Jr. purchased the 139-year old newspaper from Gannett in a no-cash deal announced last week. Hussman, publisher of […]

WEHCO Newspapers buys Gannett newspaper

WEHCO Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will be buying the Pine Bluff Commercial newspaper in Arkansas from Gannett. The paper will now continue publication as part of the Democrat Gazette, said Walter Hussman Jr., publisher of the Democrat-Gazette. The Commercial will feature four pages, including local […]