For the first time in its storied 62-year history, the Tri-State Defender will be both locally owned and operated.
Following an extended period of discussion and negotiations, Real Times Media, Inc. (RTM) has agreed to sell the assets of Tri-State Defender, Inc. (TSD) to BEST Media Properties, Inc., a Tennessee Corporation established by current TSD President and Publisher, Bernal E. Smith II.
Smith structured the new company – including the establishment of a local investment group that will comprise its board of directors – to accelerate the historic publication's move forward into the digital and multi-media age.
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