June 14, 2000 |
Thomson Corp., which is selling all of its newspapers except its flagship Globe & Mail in Toronto, said it will sell five of its dailies to Media General Inc. for $237 million and another one to Copley Press Inc. The company also announced plans to sell its Medstat Group, a consultant that provides database, software and research services to about 1,000 U.S.-based companies and government agencies. Thomson hopes to sell it by the end of the year. Media General, based in Richmond, Va.
December 9, 1999 |
Media General Inc., the company that publishes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, said it's buying closely held Spartan Communications for $605 million to add to its 13 television stations. Spartan, based in Spartanburg, S.C., owns and operates 10 CBS Corp.-affiliated stations, two ABC Inc. affiliates and one UPN-affiliated station. The stations are in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Iowa and Kansas. The agreement increases Media General's presence in the U.S.
April 3, 1997 |
Media General Inc. said it called off a $42-million deal to buy the Eureka Times-Standard newspaper from Garden State Newspapers Inc. "Our agreement in principle was based upon our understanding of certain projections and assumptions at that time," Media General Chairman Stewart Bryan said. "Upon detailed inspection, we found the original price to be unrealistic and declined to pursue the purchase on its original terms."
June 14, 1995 |
Bids for Multimedia Inc. Reported: Some big-name buyers are preparing bids for the broadcasting and newspaper company, industry sources said, although complicated tax considerations are drawing out the process. An industry source said the NBC unit of General Electric Co. and Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc. have teamed up to submit a proposal for Greenville, S.C.
April 9, 1992
I am attending a public school and my experiences have been all negative. Students that entered the school with a 4.0 or better average have suddenly dropped to a 2.0 or even worse. Teachers lack warmth and kindness and have taken on the roles of being enemies rather than friends, due to deep cuts in the budget. Academically, teachers try to get away with teaching the least possible amount they can. Is getting a free education the road to a better future? As a whole, it is not.