Appen Media Group announced April 19 it plans to take over operations of the Dunwoody Crier weekly newspaper from Publisher Dick Williams.

Longtime General Manager Jim Hart will join the staff of Appen Media Group, publishers of the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald, Johns Creek Herald, Forsyth Herald, Milton Herald and Northside Woman.

“The Crier will continue to serve Dunwoody under the leadership of longtime General Manager Jim Hart and with the additional resources of AMG and the Herald Newspapers,” Williams said. “Our veteran reporters will continue their work.”

Appen plans to continue publication of the newspaper in its current format to its existing 18,000 households.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to welcome The Crier into the Appen Media fold and build on the 42 years of community-based news we have come to expect from Dick and his family of reporters,” said Hans Appen, president of AMG.

Terms for the private acquisition are not being released.

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