Christian named interim publisher of O-A News


OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Jim Whittum has left as publisher of the Opelika-Auburn News and is being replaced by Wynn Christian.

Whittum had worked as publisher since May 1. The Opelika-Auburn News ( ) reports that his last day was Wednesday.

Whittum has 39 years of experience in the newspaper business. He says he's looking forward to retirement with his wife in northeast Georgia.

Alabama Group Regional Publisher Alan Davis says Christian is taking over as publisher on an interim basis.

Christian has been vice president of digital media for community newspapers of World Media Enterprises.

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