Rome News-Tribune owner Burgett H. Mooney III sent the following email to employees this evening regarding the results of today's News Publishing Co. auction:
The Times Journal Company, publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal, has won the bid and is the new owner of News Publishing Company and Cherokee Publishing Company, our Alabama affiliate. A full announcement will be in the RN-T print edition tomorrow.
I think this is a a great opportunity for our group of newspapers to continue to serve our counties for a long while. Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. I know you each take pride in the communities you serve and it shows in the products we produce. Thank you again for all of your hard work and dedication. I will work hard to make this a good transition for all of us.