The Selma (Alabama) Times-Journal is putting its Water Avenue buildings at 1014, 1016 and 1018 for sale. This decision comes after moving Times-Journal printing to a regional printing plant in Clanton owned by Tuscaloosa-based Boone Newspapers, Inc., owner of The Times-Journal.
"When the pandemic set in last year and affected retailing and business in general, we sought efficiencies to reduce costs while meeting our community commitments,” said Times-Journal Publisher Dennis Palmer. “The move to consolidate printing to our central Alabama site left us with several very large and unneeded buildings that encompass 16,000 square feet.”
Palmer said the newspaper wants to stay downtown. That might come in an opportunity to lease in its current location from the new owner or elsewhere in area. He also said The Times-Journal will continue on its current print and E-Edition schedule and plans no other operational changes.