Emmerich Newspapers acquires Kosciusko (MS) Star-HeraldBack to News

KOSCIUSKO, MS – May 31, 2013 – Emmerich Newspapers has acquired the The Star-Herald in Kosciusko, Mississippi from Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, a newspaper merger and acquisition firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, represented CNHI in the transaction.  Terms were not disclosed.

Published since 1866, The Star-Herald serves readers in Kosciusko and Attala County in central Mississippi.  The Star-Herald publishes once a week and also produces a local news website, www.starherald.net.

Kosciusko is the birthplace of Oprah Winfrey.

"We are thankful to the talented staff of The Star-Herald for all of their hard work through the years.  It was our privilege to be associated with them and the Kosciusko community.  We wish Wyatt Emmerich and his family’s company all the best as they move forward,” said CNHI President and Chief Executive Officer Donna Barrett.

"Community publishing is what Emmerich Newspapers, Inc. is all about.  Kosciusko and Attala County are a great market for us and we look forward to serving the readers of the Star-Herald by providing comprehensive local news in an easy-to-read, well-printed format as well as online," said Wyatt Emmerich, President of Emmerich Newspapers.  "We appreciate CNHI working with us to ensure that this happens.  We believe if the Star-Herald readers give us a chance, we will prove ourselves worthy for their continued patronage."

Based in Jackson, Mississippi, Emmerich Newspapers publishes 26 community newspapers primarily in Mississippi, as well as community websites and niche publications.  Its holdings include daily newspapers in McComb, Greenwood and Greenville, Mississippi.

CNHI is a leading provider of local news and information in more than 130 communities in 23 states.  Its publications include award-winning newspapers, websites and magazines.

For more information contact Phil Murray at Dirks, Van Essen & Murray at 505-820-2700.