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The Southwest Times to survive tough economy

Despite layoffs and closings at newspapers across the country, The Southwest Times is here to stay according to Jim Perry, publisher of the newspaper. Perry reassurred staff members at a morning meeting today that rumors of the SWT shuting its doors were totally unfounded.
"We are in good shape and we are moving forward," Perry said prior to announcing the hiring of two new department managers for the newspaper.
Kay Kline will serve as the new advertising director for the company.
Kline has worked in advertising for 30 years, most recently for Media General at the Wytheville Enterprise. She has an extensive marketing and advertising background which includes management.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to bring Mrs. Kline back to The Southwest Times," Perry said. "Her expertise in advertising and client relations will be of benefit to all of our advertisers. Kay worked at
The Southwest Times early in her career and welcomed the opportunity to return to our community."
Perry also announced that Jeremy Norman has been named news editor.
Norman’s background includes experience in news and sports writing. He will also help manage production at the newspaper. Norman has worked in circulation management for Main Street Newspapers in Salem as well as for the Roanoke Times.
"We are here to continue to serve the people of Pulaski County," Perry said. This has been the local newspaper since 1906 and we still have a lot left to give to this community. We have a solid fiscal plan and healthy reserves. We aren’t going away," Perry said.
Perry has published community daily newspapers in Benton, Hope, Ark. as well as several weekly publications. He published the Daily Commercial, a 32,000 newspaper in Leesburg, Fla. for 11 years. Perry took over as publisher for The Southwest Times on March 3, replacing Mike Williams who had resigned.

The Southwest Times to survive tough economy

Despite layoffs and closings at newspapers across the country, The Southwest Times is here to stay according to Jim Perry, publisher of the newspaper. Perry reassurred staff members at a morning meeting today that rumors of the SWT shuting its doors were totally unfounded.
"We are in good shape and we are moving forward," Perry said prior to announcing the hiring of two new department managers for the newspaper.
Kay Kline will serve as the new advertising director for the company.
Kline has worked in advertising for 30 years, most recently for Media General at the Wytheville Enterprise. She has an extensive marketing and advertising background which includes management.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to bring Mrs. Kline back to The Southwest Times," Perry said. "Her expertise in advertising and client relations will be of benefit to all of our advertisers. Kay worked at
The Southwest Times early in her career and welcomed the opportunity to return to our community."
Perry also announced that Jeremy Norman has been named news editor.
Norman’s background includes experience in news and sports writing. He will also help manage production at the newspaper. Norman has worked in circulation management for Main Street Newspapers in Salem as well as for the Roanoke Times.
"We are here to continue to serve the people of Pulaski County," Perry said. This has been the local newspaper since 1906 and we still have a lot left to give to this community. We have a solid fiscal plan and healthy reserves. We aren’t going away," Perry said.
Perry has published community daily newspapers in Benton, Hope, Ark. as well as several weekly publications. He published the Daily Commercial, a 32,000 newspaper in Leesburg, Fla. for 11 years. Perry took over as publisher for The Southwest Times on March 3, replacing Mike Williams who had resigned.