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Managing editor

Walter E. Hussman - owner of WEHCO media which includes the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Camden News, the El Dorado News-Times, and the Magnolia Banner-News - will visit the Camden Rotary Club at noon Tuesday at Catherine’s Bistro.

Hussman will give an overview of plans for area newspapers regarding a heightened move to digital distribution.

Hussman has strong ties to the area.

He is a third-generation newspaperman, was born Jan. 5, 1947, in Texarkana, and grew up in Camden, according to his internet profile.

His father, Walter E. Hussman Sr., was publisher of the Camden News from 1949 until 1981.

His grandfather, Clyde Palmer, was publisher of the Texarkana Gazette from 1909 until 1957

Hussman Jr. took over as publisher of the Arkansas Democrat when the newspaper was around 100 years old and he was just 27, states his internet profile.

In 1974, Hussman persuaded his father to buy the afternoon daily in Little Rock, starting the saga that is now the statewide Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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