The staff at the Smithville Review and Morris Multimedia are pleased to announce the merger of the Review and the DeKalb County Times.
The Times, originally founded by Chris and Lisa Tramel, began printing as a monthly 15 years ago as The Middle Tennessee Times.
The Times went to a weekly printing schedule 12 years ago, and name of the publication was changed after the paper was sold in 2010.
“The entire staff of the DeKalb County Times thanks its readers and advertisers. We wish the Review much success as it serves the community,” said Dennis Richardson, the publisher of the Times.
The merger with the Review, which began printing in 1892 under the ownership of brothers Frank and P.S. Wallace, will bring both local papers together in an effort to report the news in DeKalb County with an increased determination and the integrity readers have come to expect from both publications over the years.
“We have long respected the work the Times has done, and we look forward to continuing the tradition of community journalism in DeKalb County. Weekly community newspapers provide an invaluable service and we feel that combining the efforts of the two newspapers will enable us to provide better content for the community,” said Charles Hill Morris, Jr. regional manager for Morris Multimedia.
“I see this as an opportunity to continue to provide the best journalism for the citizens of DeKalb County,” said Review General Manager Angie Meadows. “We look forward to serving the customers of the Times, as well as continuing to offer Review readers the level of service they have become accustomed to after 120 years of publication.”
It is the intent of the Review to have a seamless transition for customers of the Times. This will include subscribers and advertising customers of the Times. The Review will continue to publish every Wednesday.