PELL CITY, Ala. -- Jeff Thompson has been named editor and general manager of the St. Clair News-Aegis, effective immediately.

Thompson, an Auburn University graduate with a journalism degree, most recently served as the executive editor for Starnes Publishing in Birmingham. Previously, he was managing editor at The Tuskegee News.

“We are excited to have Jeff assume the leadership role in Pell City,” said Terry Connor, an executive with Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. “Jeff’s passion to produce outstanding community newspapers, both print and digital editions, will be a plus for the News-Aegis readers and advertisers.”

“I look forward to this new role and the opportunity we have to serve the residents and communities throughout St. Clair County,” Thompson said. “It’s my goal for the News-Aegis to remain an important information source throughout the community.”

The St. Clair News-Aegis is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.

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