COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The publisher of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer is leaving the city for a new opportunity.
Rodney Mahone, who's led the newspaper for the past eight years, will become the president and publisher of the Charlotte Observer.
Mahone is a graduate of Kendrick High School and started his career at the Ledger-Enquirer more than 28 years ago. He worked his way to the top after stating out in the circulation department. Mahone calls the decision to leave his hometown a difficult one, but says he's excited about the challenge ahead.
Ross McDuffie will replace Mahone and both will start their new positions in June.