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Dave Hedge stepping down as Abilene publisher

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ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Dave Hedge is resigning after 2½ years as president and publisher of the Abilene Reporter-News.

The newspaper (http://bit.ly/Nydp0d) reports Hedge informed the Reporter-News staff of his decision Wednesday. Friday will be his final day.

Before arriving in Abilene in 2011, Hedge was advertising director at the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana. The Abilene and Evansville dailies are both owned by the Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Co.

Hedge says he's stepping down to pursue other activities. Tim Stautberg, Scripps senior vice president of newspapers, says Scripps will appoint a new publisher "in the coming weeks."

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Information from: Abilene Reporter-News, http://www.reporternews.com

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