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ALABAMA

Dennis Palmer has been appointed publisher of The Selma Times-Journal and selmatimesjournal.com, and president of Selma Newspapers, Inc. He succeeds Jesse Lindsey, who has been named publisher of the Suffolk (Va.) News-Herald.

Tracy Cieniewicz has been named managing editor at the Madison Record. She most recently was a staff writer for the Hartselle Enquirer.

ARKANSAS

Francisco Ayala Silva has been named managing editor of Noticias Libres, the Northwest Arkansas Spanish-language newspaper published by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Inc. Silva joins the paper from Kensington, Md., where he served as a correspondent for El Diario de Hoy in El Salvador.

CALIFORNIA

Bob Highfill has been named sports editor of The Record in Stockton. He has been a sports reporter for the Record since 1990.

CONNECTICUT

Barbara T. Roessner and G. Claude Albert have been named managing editors at The Hartford Courant. Roessner has been deputy managing editor of the paper since 2000. Albert was named deputy managing editor in 1984, and spent a year as assistant to the publisher.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Liz Spayd has been named editor of washingtonpost.com. Spayd most recently was an assistant managing editor at The Washington Post.

David Eldridge has been named managing editor of WashingtonTimes.com. Eldridge has been The Washington Times' deputy metropolitan editor since 1999.

FLORIDA

David Landsberg has been appointed president of The Miami Herald Publishing Co. and publisher of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Landsberg most recently served as general manager of the Miami Herald Publishing Co.

Armand Nardi has been appointed publisher of The News Chief in Winter Haven. Nardi was the advertising director for The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va.

Terry Tramell has been named circulation director at The Herald in Bradenton. Previously, he served as director of circulation for two South Carolina newspapers, The Island Packet in Hilton Head and The Beaufort Gazette.

Jon F. Sica has been named assistant editor at The DeSoto Sun in Arcardia. He is promoted from staff writer.

Kelly E. Mirt has been named advertising sales director for The Tampa Tribune and Media General's Florida Publishing Group. Mirt has served as advertising director of business development for The Dallas Morning News.

Lisa DellaPenna is the new real estate advertising manager for the classified division at the St. Petersburg Times. She has served as the Times' senior category manager in major retail advertising.

GEORGIA

Ranald MacDonell has been named director of sales/targeted media for The Atlanta Journal Constitution's ValPak Atlanta division. He previously served as general manager. Graham Dorian, who was controller, replaces MacDonnell as GM.

INDIANA

Rick Welch has been appointed publisher of The News Dispatch in Michigan City. Welch most recently served as publisher of The Times in Frankfort.

IOWA

Robb Rood has been appointed publisher of the Mt. Pleasant News. Rood previously was the manager/advertising director for the Washington Evening Journal.

KANSAS

Mary Rintoul has been named managing editor of The Hutchinson News. Rintoul previously was the News' day editor.

Ron Fields has been appointed managing editor of The Hays Daily News. Fields most recently was business editor of The Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa.

Ron Beavers has been named production director of The Topeka Capital-Journal. He is promoted from mailroom manager.

KENTUCKY

Michael Rickwald has been named advertising manager at The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown. Rickwald most recently was a real estate agent in Louisville.

MASSACHUSETTS

Glenn Drohan has been named editor of the North Adams Transcript. …