- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The Berkshire Hathaway Media Group has announced that Steve Smith will be regional publisher for its Alabama division.

Smith currently serves as senior vice president of partner relations for Publishing Group of American in Franklin, Tennessee. He starts his new job July 28. He replaces Alan Davis, who left in May.

Smith will oversee the Dothan Eagle, Opelika-Auburn News, Enterprise Ledger, Eufaula Tribune, Dothan Progress and Jackson County Floridian in Mariana, Florida.

Smith is a University of Alabama graduate who previously ran one of the operating groups of the California Newspapers Partnership, served as vice president of sales and marketing for the North Carolina division of Media General, and was a vice president and division manager for Community Newspaper Holdings in Birmingham.

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