Andy Bryson, a mainstay at the Courier since 1959 and the owner for the last 15 years, announced today that he has sold the newspaper to McMinnville businessman Ron Fryar, a veteran of the Tennessee newspaper business.
Fryar has previously served as the publisher of newspapers in several Tennessee communities, including Murfreesboro, Franklin and McMinnville.
Although Bryson is leaving as publisher and editor of the Courier, the rest of the Courier staff will maintain their positions and even assume additional roles, Fryar said.
Patricia Bryson, Andy's wife, will stay on as community liaison. Bob Stoetzel will continue as general assignment reporter. Teresa Stoetzel remains in her positions of Bookkeeper, Advertising Representative, Office Secretary and Paginator.
Kevin Halpern has joined the staff as print and electronic media editor. Sean Parker will serve as community features correspondent.