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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Morris Publishing Group announced Jan. 30 that it hired Lazard Freres & Co. as its financial advisor and the firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg as legal counsel.
"These firms will assist us in evaluating our strategic options regarding Morris Publishing's existing capital structure," said William S. Morris III, chairman of Morris Publishing, parent company of the Juneau Empire.
Morris Publishing Group, an affiliate of Morris Communications Company, is a privately held media company based in Augusta, Ga. Morris Publishing currently owns and operates 13 daily newspapers as well as nondaily newspapers, city magazines and free community publications throughout the United States. The company's Alaska holdings include the Capital City Weekly, the Juneau Empire and the Alaska Journal of Commerce.