End of an era: Opelika-Auburn News now printed in Montgomery

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The daily print editions of the Opelika-Auburn News and its other Alabama Group products, including the Dothan Eagle, are now being printed in Montgomery by Gannett Publishing Services, which prints the Montgomery Advertiser as well as other newspapers throughout the state.

Wynn Christian, publisher of the O-A News and president of Lee Enterprises’ Alabama region, said this is a natural step forward as the O-A News makes the transition from a printing company to an information company. “From a business perspective, the customers we work with, thanks to technology, have more options for us to target specific needs of theirs. While the method of transmitting and receiving the news changes, our audience has actually never been bigger.”

David Patrick, the O-A News’ production director, is leaving Opelika to become the production director for another Lee Enterprises company, the Quad City Times in Davenport, Iowa, where he’ll be printing five daily newspapers. He starts on April 19.

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