Palmer named president,

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2006


of Selma Newspapers

Dennis Palmer, 42, has been named publisher of The Selma Times-Journal, and The Dollar Saver and

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president of Selma Newspapers, Inc. He succeeds Jesse Lindsey, who was named publisher of The Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald earlier this month.

Palmer has served the past four years as publisher of The Greenville Advocate and affiliated publications in Georgiana, Fort Deposit and Luverne. Prior to that he managed several weekly newspapers in Mississippi. In addition to his duties as publisher, Palmer is a vice president of Boone Newspapers, Inc. and works with other Boone operations in group management. The Selma Times-Journal, The Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald, The Greenville Advocate and affiliated publications

are all part of the Boone organization of Tuscaloosa.

Palmer is a Tuscaloosa native who began his newspaper career at The Tuscaloosa News in 1980 before leaving to join Boone Newspapers in 1997 as circulation director of the Natchez (Miss.) Democrat. He attended Shelton State Community College and The University of Alabama.

Palmer and his wife Paula have two children; Ashley, 13, and Maggie, 6.

“I appreciate the opportunity for my family and me to become part of the Selma community,” Palmer said. “Being a native of Alabama, I’ve always known Selma as a place where people work together for the common good of the community and I’m looking forward to joining others who have a vested interest in continuing to move Selma forward.

“The Selma Times-Journal has a long history of producing an award-winning newspaper and I look forward to working alongside the staff of The Times-Journal in producing a quality community newspaper that accurately reflects the lives and interests of the people who live in Selma and Dallas County.”

Palmer is a member of the Greenville Rotary Club, president of the board of the Greenville YMCA, president-elect of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Butler County Manufacturers Association.

He and his family are members of Greenville First United Methodist Church.

Palmer begins work in Selma Wednesday.