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September 26, 2013

New publisher named for Clarksdale newspaper

CLARKSDALE — CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Jesse Wright, the news editor at the Clarksdale Press Register since January of 2012, has been named the newspaper's publisher.

Wright's appointment was announced this week by Wyatt Emmerich, president of Emmerich Newspapers, which owns the Press Register (http://bit.ly/1h5Dz2d ).

Wright succeeds Matt Killebrew, who has been publisher for the past three years and has taken a job at Coahoma Community College.

A Texas native, Wright graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a journalism degree. He earned a master's degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi.

Wright worked for the Peace Corps in Haiti and East Timor. He previously worked for a newspaper in Brenham, Texas, and free-lanced for other news organizations.

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