Mid-South Management Company

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Mid-South Management Inc.
Industry Media
Fate Assets acquired by Heartland Publications [1]
Founded 1948
Defunct 2007
Headquarters Spartanburg, South Carolina
Key people
Phyllis B. DeLapp, chairman; Andrew M. Babb, president
Products Newspapers
Website midsouthmanagement.com

Mid-South Management Company Inc. was a family-owned, Spartanburg, South Carolina-based publisher of small to medium market newspapers[2] in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. The company was started in 1948 by Phil Buchheit, who was then publisher and operator of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Daily newspapers[edit]


Recent changes[edit]

In 2005, Mid-South sold the Williamson Daily News, Williamson, West Virginia, and two affiliated weeklies to Heartland Publications.[3]

In 2006, The Phenix Citizen, Phenix City, Alabama, was sold to Family Media Inc.[4]

In June 2007, the remainder of the assets were sold to Heartland Publications, LLC, a Connecticut based publisher.[5]


  1. ^ Dirks, Van Essen & Murray, Mid-South Management Co. Inc. Sold to Heartland Publications LLC, retrieved April 23, 2017 
  2. ^ Mid-South Management official website
  3. ^ Association of Free Community Papers newsletter, May 1, 2005
  4. ^ "FMI Buys Phenix City, Ala. Weekly," Editor & Publisher, August 7, 2006
  5. ^ Heartland Publications Acquisitions