BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- Boone Newspapers Inc. has purchased The Daily Leader in Brookhaven and The Prentiss Headlight weekly along with related websites and affiliated publications from the Jacobs family.
The newspapers will be operated by Brookhaven Newsmedia LLC, a BNI affiliate.
The sale ends more than 50 years of ownership and operation of The Daily Leader by the Jacobs family. Charles R. Jacobs bought the newspaper from Dalton Brady in 1958. Bill and Amy Jacobs acquired The Prentiss Headlight in 1985 then purchased the Daily Leader from his family in 1995.
Rick Reynolds who formerly headed Granite Publications, a Texas newspaper group Texas, has been named publisher.
The sale was completed Dec. 1. Terms were not disclosed.
Boone operates publications in eight states. Its chairman, James Boone Jr., is based in Tuscaloosa, Ala.