Overfelt named LaGrange Daily News publisher, president

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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Jennie Overfelt has been named the publisher and president of The LaGrange Daily News and The Valley Times-News and their affiliated print and digital publications.

Overfelt replaces Daniel Evans, who has accepted a position with a media company in Northwest Florida.

Overfelt has worked in the newspaper business for a total of 19 years, including serving in the advertising department for the LDN since 2016. She was promoted to the LDN’s advertising director in 2018 and has worked in that role since.

She also previously spent nine years at the Kansas City Star in Kansas City, Missouri.

Overfelt has been instrumental in the success of the LDN’s newspaper products, LaGrange Living magazine, Best of Troup County, Welcome to Troup County magazine, 20 Under 40 magazine, and countless other initiatives.

“I moved to LaGrange in 2013 with no idea of what to expect. In the 11 years that I have here, I’ve come to think of LaGrange as home,” Overfelt said. “I am very excited about my new role and look forward to serving this community.”

Evans’ final day with the LDN will be Friday, April 12.

“My time spent in this role in LaGrange and Valley has been extremely rewarding, and it was a grueling decision to leave,” Evans said. “Ultimately, after a decade being four hours from any family, Alyssa and I had an opportunity to move close to my parents. Jennie Overfelt is more than qualified to take these newspapers to new heights. I’ll miss this community, but I was honored to lead these two incredible products for seven years.”