South Carolina Press Association announces new leader


Nathaniel Abraham Jr., publisher of Carolina Panorama in Columbia, has been elected president of the South Carolina Press Association after a vote of the press association’s membership.

Abraham is the first Black president of the association.

He is the second generation in his family to publish Carolina Panorama, a weekly newspaper serving the African-American community of Central South Carolina. ...

Elected to two-year terms on the SCPA Executive Committee were: John Boyette, executive editor of Aiken Standard; Lee Harter, executive editor of The Times and Democrat and Morning News; and Gina Smith, special projects editor of The State, The Island Packet, The Beaufort Gazette and The Sun News.

Re-elected to continuing terms on the SCPA Executive Committee were: Jane Alford, editor of The Lancaster News; Stephen Robertson, publisher of The Horry Independent, Myrtle Beach Herald, Carolina Forest Chronicle and The Loris Scene; and Jonathan Vickery, publisher of The People-Sentinel in Barnwell.

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