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New editor for The Natchez Democrat

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Jan Griffey is the new associate publisher and editor of The Natchez Democrat.

Griffey, a Natchez native, most recently was associate publisher and editor of Shelby County (Alabama) Newspapers, owned by Boone Newspapers Inc., which also owns The Natchez Democrat.

Griffey is a 1980 graduate of South Natchez-Adams High School and a 1984 graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The announcement was made this week by Natchez Democrat publisher Kevin Cooper.

Griffey's first newspaper job was in 1981 as an intern at The Natchez Democrat. After graduating college, she worked at The Ironton (Ohio) Tribune newspaper as a reporter and later became its managing editor.

Griffey worked for two decades in Niles, Michigan, as editor and later publisher of Leader Publications, also a Boone-managed newspaper.

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