Patrick Graham has bought three Alabama papers from the Walls family and Southern Newspapers of Houston, Texas, The Sand Mountain Reporter reported.

Papers included in the purchase are The Sand Mountain Reporter in Albertville, The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsboro and The Times-Journal in Fort Payne.

Southern still owns 12 newspapers in Texas and Oklahoma.

Graham also owns The Walton Tribune, in Monroe, Georgia, and The Covington News, in Covington, Georgia.

“Community newspapers have been able to stay relevant in the lives of readers by providing information about the community that readers can’t get anywhere else,” Graham said.

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