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.

The papers will be named the Bamberg County Leader and the Orangeburg Leader.

The launch of the papers comes after the shuttering of the Bamberg Advertizer-Herald, the Holly Hill Observer and the Santee Striper.

The O'Byrnes also own The Calhoun Times Leader, the Wagener-based Aiken Leader and the Kershaw-based Kershaw News-Era, the paper says.

Powder, Snowboarder, Bike, Surfer shut down

Powder, Snowboarder, Bike and Surfer are shutting down, according to film/media company Teton Gravity Research. A360 Media

owns the publications.

The company hasn’t put out a statement, but Powder magazine had a posting on its website.

“On October 2, we were notified by our parent company A360 Media, LLC (formerly American Media, LLC) that our entire editorial staff will be placed on indefinite furlough, effective November 20, 2020, when operations of the magazine, our website, and our social channels will be paused. We do not know if or when this hiatus will end,” it said.

Enthusiasts have followed the action sports magazines in some cases for generations, said Teton Gravity Research.