Shelton Publishing Increases Its Monopoly on Local News
The Shelton publishing family of Decatur is scheduled to widen its monopoly on local print news next month. The newspaper chain already consists of the TimesDaily, Decatur Daily, Courier-Journal, Moulton Advertiser, Madison Weekley, Advertiser-Gleam, and Redstone Rocket (paid to publish for the U.S. Army). Now the conglomerate is purchasing the Franklin County Times located in Russellville.
If all legalities can be satisfied, the purchase will be completed in February. There has been no word on any forthcoming change in staff.