Andrew O'Byrne Sr. and Andrew O'Byrne Jr. have started two weekly papers, one for Bamberg County and the other for eastern Orangeburg County (South Carolina), The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg) reported.

Paxton Media Group has bought the Wilkes Journal-Patriot newspaper in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, from Carter-Hubbard Publishing, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented the Hubbard family in the sale.

New Jersey-based hedge fund Chatham Asset Management has completed its buy of McClatchy, Chatham announced. The purchase transitions the McClatchy operation out of bankruptcy.

North Equity, a digital media venture equity firm, has acquired a number of media brands from Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, Saveur, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, Better You and Interesting Things.

Jerry Healey announced Oct. 29 that he has closed a deal with Landmark Community Newspapers to buy all of their Colorado weekly papers and companion websites. Prior to the acquisition, Colorado Community Media already owned and operated 17 weekly and two monthly papers in the greater Denver area.

Gannett has sold BridgeTower Media to private equity firm Transom Capital Group. BridgeTower is a provider of B2B information, research, events and marketing solutions in more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.

Allured Business Media acquired publishing house Creative Age on July 15. The move expands Allured Business Media's salon and spa professional brands from one to five and grows its professional beauty event repertoire, said a news release. Before the acquisition, Illinois-based Allured Busin…

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J. Louis Mullen has bought the Emmons County Record in Linton, North Dakota, and the Prairie Pioneer in Pollock, South Dakota. Mullen bought the two papers on July 1 from long-time owners Allan and Leah Burke.

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Paxton Media has bought The Herald (Jasper, Indiana) from the Rumbach family, the paper reported. Paxton Media assumed ownership on Aug. 1.

Chicago-based Metric Media has bought the Mount Vernon News (Ohio), the paper announced Aug. 2.

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Sample News Group has bought the Indiana Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania), according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented the Donnelly family in their sale.

U.K.-based Kelsey Media has acquired weekly newspaper Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, owners of Autosport, F1 Racing magazine and, an online racing portal.