Don Bailey, the president of The Augusta Chronicle, has resigned his position, effective immediately, to pursue other interests.
"Don Bailey has worked with our company for over 20 years in many different jobs and served as the president of The Chronicle since 2004. He has grown in skill and ability and has done outstanding work in each job," said Chronicle Publisher and Morris Communications Chairman William S. Morris III. "We wish him well."
Bailey is active in various community roles, including the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Exchange Club and Augusta Convention and Visitor's Bureau, which he serves as vice chairman.
He arrived in Augusta in 1992 as The Chronicle's classified advertising director.
He left in 1996 to become the advertising director at the Savannah Morning News and returned in 2002 as The Chronicle's general manager.
"I have enjoyed my relationship with the Morris family over the past 20 years. This company has given me the unique opportunity to learn thoroughly the multimedia industry, to enhance my leadership skills, and to serve the Augusta community," Bailey said. "I wish the Morrises continued success in future endeavors."
The president oversees The Chronicle's daily operations and a portfolio of news and information online and in print, including Augusta Magazine and several weekly newspapers in South Carolina and Georgia.
Morris Communications and Morris Publishing own The Chronicle and have a concentrated presence in the Southeast, with signature holdings that also include the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Savannah Morning News and the Athens Banner-Herald in Georgia.