Grayson tabbed as new editor for Journal

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2006

Advocate staff writer Regina Grayson has been promoted to managing editor of two of Greenville Newspapers' sister publications, The Luverne Journal and The Lowndes Signal.

Grayson, a native of Greenville, has worked for Greenville Newspapers since June 2005.

&#8220Regina has come far as a journalist in the short time that she's been employed with our company,” said Group Managing Editor Kevin Pearcey. &#8220Obviously, she'll play a reduced role in contributing content to The Greenville Advocate, but this represents a tremendous opportunity for Regina.”

Greenville Newspapers' publisher Dennis Palmer agreed.

&#8220The people of Crenshaw and Lowndes counties are getting a person who understands the role of a community newspaper and what it means to the people the newspaper serves,” he said. &#8220Regina is someone with a big heart and loads of talent who doesn't mind asking the difficult questions that are sometimes required to give readers the whole story. Simply put, she'll be a good steward of the community's newspapers.”

Grayson said she's excited about her new position and is looking forward to meeting the people of Crenshaw County through the pages of The Luverne Journal.

Lowndes Signal readers are already familiar with Grayson, who has covered Lowndes County exclusively for Greenville Newspapers since she was hired last year.

&#8220I really appreciate being given this opportunity,” she said. &#8220I've enjoyed working with The Greenville Advocate and it's my sincerest desire to do my best in my new position.”

Before her employment with Greenville Newspapers, Grayson was a teacher. She graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education-Language Arts. She began her teaching career in Montgomery County in 1990, where she became tenured, and she then completed her Master's degree in Secondary Education-English in 1994, which she also received from A.U.M. She has completed 10 hours of post-graduate work in English at A.U.M., as well.

She has taught high school English, mostly seniors, in Chambers, Montgomery and Randolph counties in Alabama, as well as Richmond County, Ga.

She is a 1984 graduate of Greenville Academy.