Creative Loafing
Thomas Wheatley reports that Creative Loafing has sold its Charlotte and Tampa papers to SouthComm Inc. and that CEO Marty Petty, former publisher of the Poynter-owned St. Petersburg Times, has resigned. SouthComm, based in Nashville, Tenn., operates several niche publications, including Nashville Scene. Wheatley has a memo from Creative Loafing that says the company will focus on "brand value, audience and revenue growth for its flagship publications: Chicago ReaderCreative Loafing Atlanta and Washington City Paper."