- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Tennessee newspaper joins Rust Communications
Cape Girardeau-based Rust Communications announced April 30 the acquisition of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette in Shelbyville, Tenn., from David and Nina Gay Segroves. The 8,200-circulation daily newspaper is 60 miles southeast of Nashville and is the Rust family's second newspaper in Tennessee.
Hugh Jones, the new publisher of the newspaper and a Tennessee native, will be part-owner. Jones is a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and has been associated with Courier Printing in Smyrna, Tenn., for more than a decade.
In making the announcement to his employees, David Segroves said "Much thought and prayer has gone into this decision and Rust Communications was picked from a dozen interested companies as the one to carry on the Times-Gazette banner.
"An important consideration in the final decision was the quality and integrity of the buyer. Nina Gay and I are convinced we are handing over the reins to a family that has demonstrated it cares about employees and it cares about the community the newspaper serves."
Rust Communications is a family-owned media company with 18 daily newspapers, more than 30 weekly newspapers and partial ownership in 17 radio stations in eight states, including the Southeast Missourian and Mississippi River Radio.