SULPHUR SPRINGS – Clark Smith is the new publisher of the News-Telegram, succeeding interim publisher Don Moore.
Moore said Smith is a newspaper veteran with experience in every phase of the industry.
Smith came to Sapphire Springs from Mena, Arkansas, where he was publisher of the Mena Star.
Previously, he was a group publisher for the Liberty Group, overseeing six newspapers in Arkansas and Louisiana.
A native of Texas, Smith started his career path in Valdosta, Georgia and worked in Kentucky, Alabama and Arkansas before returning to his home state, gaining experience in circulation and advertising before moving into publishing.
He has more than 25 years experience in community newspapers.