Jones Media Group sold to Minnesota company

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fourth-generation family-owned media company with newspapers in Tennessee and North Carolina has been purchased by a Minneapolis company.

According to a joint news release from The Adams Publishing Group and Greeneville-based Jones Media, the transaction closed on Thursday for an undisclosed amount.

Tennessee newspapers that are part of the sale include The Greeneville Sun, The Daily Post-Athenian, The Daily Times, The Newport Plain Talk, The Rogersville Review, the News-Herald, The Connection, The Advocate & Democrat, and The Herald-News. North Carolina papers include the Watauga Democrat, The Mountain Times, Ashe Mountain Times, The Avery Journal-Times, and The Blowing Rocket.

Gregg Jones will continue as president and CEO of Jones Media and will succeed his late father, John M. Jones III, as publisher of The Greeneville Sun.