The bankruptcy disposition of the FLS is complete.
Anybody familiar with the social issue (gun rights) leanings of the new Publisher, Gene M. Carr, or his previous affiliations? Could have a large effect on future gun-rights positions that the newspaper takes.
As part of the transition, Sandton Capital Partners, LP is also pleased to announce that industry veteran Gene M. Carr has been hired as the interim CEO and Publisher of The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. of Fredericksburg, VA. Carr is very familiar with The Free Lance-Star and the communities it serves; he has previously been an advisor and consultant to the company. Gene Carr has over 30 years of media experience; he has served as CEO of several groups including 9 years as CEO of ACN, a group of dailies, weeklies, magazines, and print facilities with over 100 titles operating in five states including Northern Virginia. Most recently, Carr has operated a consulting practice specializing in community media businesses. He has had numerous engagements in his practice, including representing owners of traditional and digital media properties, and serving as interim Southwest Region Vice President of Freedom Communications and Publisher of the McAllen Monitor and Colorado Springs Gazette.