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Ledger Names New Editor: Bob Heist

Bob Heist, 58, moves from executive editor of the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach to editor of The Ledger. Both newspapers are part of the GateHouse chain. A journalist who has spent most of his career in sports departments (LinkedIn profile), Heist stood out among candidates because of his digital talents and […]

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Ledger Reduces Local Reporting Staff

The Ledger is eliminating two local reporting positions, resulting in a reduction in coverage of local college sports and the layoff of a journalist who covered East Polk communities, several sources said. In addition, Rick Rousos, a Ledger reporter since 1989, announced he will retire soon as he approaches his 65th birthday, leaving it unclear whether […]