Jeff Masters, a veteran newspaper executive, has been named publisher of The Jasper News, The Mayo Free Press and the Suwannee Democrat of Live Oak. He replaces Myra Regan, who retired effective Thursday, Feb. 8.

Monja Slater, longtime advertising sales manager of the Florida papers, was promoted to the additional position of general manager. Masters said she will be responsible for day-to-day operations.

Masters is a group publisher for the newspapers’ parent company, CNHI, LLC. He is also publisher of the Valdosta Daily Times and the Thomasville Times-Enterprise in south Georgia.

The Florida papers operate from a central office in Live Oak.

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