Freedom Newspapers Selling Its News Herald and Others in N.W. Florida

Freedom Communications, Owners of the Panama City News Herald and other newspapers in northwest Florida and North Carolina, has sold the newspapers to Halifax Media Group.

In addition to the Panama City News Herald, other properties in the area included in the sale are:The Holmes County Times Advertiser in Bonifay, The Star in Port St. Joe, The Apalachicola Times, The Walton Sun in Santa Rosa Beach, The Washington County News in Chipley, The Crestview News Bulletin, The Destin Log, the Northwest Florida Daily News in Ft. Walton Beach, and the Santa Rosa Free Press in Milton.

Halifax Media Group, headquartered in Daytona Beach, says it will offer employment to all existing employees

The sale price was not disclosed and the transaction is expected to be completed in 30 days.

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