Enderle to head Georgia newspapers

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Marvin Enderle, publisher of The Enquirer-Journal since May 2004, has been appointed publisher of the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., the Douglas County Sentinel, Douglasville, Ga., and associated weekly newspapers.  All of the newspapers are owned by Paxton Media Group, which is headquartered in Paducah, Ky.  Enderle begins his new responsibilities tomorrow. 

Bill Horner, publisher of The Sanford Herald, will serve as publisher of The Enquirer-Journal until a new publisher is named.

Enderle was also publisher of The Enquirer-Journal from August 1997 until December 2000 when he was named publisher of Paxton Media Group’s newspaper in Russellville, Ark.

In Union County, Enderle has been active with United Way, where he served on the board of directors and chaired the Community Investment Council.  He served on the board of the Union County

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Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Monroe Rotary Club.

Enderle and his wife, Jeanie, were active parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Monroe, where he served as a lector and was a member of the parish’s finance and pastoral councils.  He was also on the board of the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.

A native of Kelso, Mo., Enderle began his newspaper career in 1979 as a district manager at the News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.  He has held various positions at newspapers in Coffeyville, Kan.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Norwich, N.Y.; and Rockingham, N.C.

While his professional career in the newspaper industry began after graduating from the University of Missouri–St. Louis with a degree in political science and an enlistment in the United States Air Force was completed, Enderle said that his interest in newspapers began at an early age, “My family began delivering our hometown newspaper in the early ’60s.  So, I delivered newspapers as a youngster.  As a teenager, I sold newspapers door-to-door with my dad who worked in the circulation department of The Southeast Missourian.”

“I will certainly miss working with the employees of The Enquirer-Journal.  Together we have worked hard to provide Monroe and the surrounding area with a quality community newspaper that reflects the vibrant area that Union County is.  The support our readers and advertisers have shown for the changes made this year in the newspaper’s publishing cycle and the switch to nearly all local content has been gratifying,” Enderle said.

“While it is a very competitive market for newspapers, a diversified economy and strong community leaders and organizations have made Union County a great place to live and work,” commented Enderle.  “I have been proud to build on the heritage of community involvement that has made The Enquirer-Journal, which has been published since 1873, the county’s oldest continually operating business.”