Rex Maynor, publisher of the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and The Natchez Democrat, has resigned and plans to move to North Carolina to assist an ailing family member.
“We will miss Rex terribly. He was a delight to work with, but we understand he is needed more by his family right now, and we wish him the very best,” Jan Griffey, general manager of the Brookhaven and Natchez newspapers, said.
Maynor is a 30-year veteran of the newspaper business and has held a number of leadership positions at several newspaper companies.
Todd Carpenter, president and CEO of Boone Newspapers, Inc., parent company of the two newspapers, expressed his appreciation to Maynor, saying he has been a "respected leader in our industry for many years."
“We wish he and his family all the best,” Carpenter said.
A search is under way for his successor, Griffey said.