IRVING, TEXAS — American Consolidated Media (ACM) announced Wednesday, March 13, that is has sold three newspaper divisions to Adams Publishing Group LLC (APG). The newspaper divisions sold include the Superior Publishing Group, Ohio Publishing Group and Chesapeake Publishing Group.
Following the sale, American Consolidated Media now consists of two regions, ACM-Southwest and ACM-Valley, with print and digital holdings in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
ACM-Southwest consists of 15 paid newspapers and five controlled-distribution publications. Paid publications in Texas include the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Glen Rose Reporter, Brownwood Bulletin, Ballinger Ledger, Winters Enterprise, Alice Echo-News Journal, Nueces County Record-Star, Duval Press and Freer Press, as well as controlled-distribution publications in the Ellis County Trading Post, Cross Timbers Trading Post, Heartland Trading Post, and Alice Review Paid publications in Oklahoma include the Miami News-Record, Grove Sun and Delaware County Journal along with the controlled-distribution publication the Northeast Oklahoma Trading Post. In Kansas, ACM’s paid-publication is the Cherokee County News-Advocate.
ACM-Valley consists of controlled-distribution publications through the Rio Grade Valley region of Texas. Titles include the Valley Bargain Book-Brownsville, Valley Bargain Book-Harlingen, Valley Town Crier (McAllen), Edinburg Review, Laredo’s Bargain Book and Ad Sack.
“Timing was the key to our divestiture,” said Scott Wright, chief executive officer of ACM. “We knew there were interested, qualified buyers and Adams Publishing Group was a pleasure to do business with. I feel comfortable knowing the publications were sold to a group dedicated to excellence.”