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Swogetinsky named Leader-Call editor

By Staff
Jan. 11, 2002
Veteran newspaperman Steve Swogetinsky has been named editor of the Laurel Leader-Call, the paper's publisher, Bill Elderton, announced today.
For the past year, Swogetinsky has worked as regional editor of The Meridian Star writing news stories and editing the paper's twice-a-week Connections sections. He was managing editor of the Leader-Call from 1989-91.
The 1973 Laurel High School graduate, who began his 28-year newspaper career at the Leader-Call while attending Jones Junior College, said he was looking forward to returning home and helping his hometown paper reach its editorial potential.
Swogetinsky will start work in Laurel on Jan. 23.
Swogetinsky's newspaper experience includes stints as editor and publisher of the Clarke County Tribune in Quitman; sports editor of the Vicksburg Evening Post; and a number of positions at The Meridian Star, including sports editor, business editor, city editor and managing editor.
He is a graduate of Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Swogetinsky and his wife of 24 years, Denise, have four children, Stephanie, 19; Steven, 18; Mary Lynn, 13; and Joy, 4.
The Leader-Call is one of four newspapers in the East Mississippi Group of Birmingham-based community newspaper holdings inc. The others include The Meridian Star, the Wayne County News and the Newton Record. cnhi also owns newspapers in Kosciusko and Picayune in Mississippi and more than 200 other newspapers around the country.