Adams Publishing Group to acquire Bliss Communications


Adams Publishing Group, LLC, announced this week that it intends to acquire Wisconsin-based Bliss Communications, including two daily newspapers — The Gazette in Janesville and The Eagle Herald in Marinette — and its weekly community newspapers — The Janesville Messenger, The Wisconsin/Illinois Stateline News and Walworth County Shopper Advertiser.

Also included in the purchase are all associated websites and the company’s printing and production facility in Janesville. The final transaction is expected to take place mid-June.

Adams Publishing is the owner of The Daily Advance, The Perquimans Weekly and the Chowan Herald. The company also owns the Greenville Daily Reflector, the Rocky Mount Telegram and several other weekly newspapers in North Carolina.

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