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Kim Patterson, a Marshall County native and long-time resident, became acting publisher of the Sand Mountain Reporter on Monday, Dolph Tillotson, Southern Newspapers Inc. president, said.

Patterson, who has been with the Reporter for nearly eight years, replaces Jonathan Stinson, who is the leaving to move to the Huntsville area.

Also, Adam Rhoden has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. He has served as the Reporter’s advertising director for the past three years.

“Jonathan has done a fine job for Southern Newspapers in Albertville, and he’ll be missed,” Tillotson said. “Still, we have great faith in Kim Patterson and in Adam Rhoden to provide excellent leadership for the newspaper.

“Our company has great faith in our newspapers in North Alabama and we look forward to seeing The Reporter grow under new leader.”

Patterson, whose son, Dylan, is a freshman at Snead State Community College, began her newspaper career as an advertising assistant before being promoted to the company’s business manager in 2012.

“I want to thank Southern Newspapers Inc. for giving me the privilege of serving this community,” Patterson said. “I believe this newspaper is an integral part of our community, and I look forward to serving it with my fellow employees at the Sand Mountain Reporter.”

Stinson spent nine years with the Reporters, beginning as a news reporter before being named managing editor and eventually publisher.

“I couldn't be more excited for Kim and Adam as they move into their new roles at The Reporter. They will do an excellent job,” Stinson said. “On a personal note, my wife, Anna, and I will be forever grateful for the way this community welcomed us. We will miss it as we move back to our hometown of Huntsville. I'm proud of what The Reporter has accomplished during my time here, and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with on a day-to-day basis. This community, and this staff, has some bright days ahead of it.”

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