Morris Multimedia, the owner of the Smithville Review has announced that it has acquired the DeKalb County Times.
According to the Smithville Review, "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, according to the Smithville Review.
"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, according to the Review.