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Publisher assumes new role

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By The Staff

Dale Bowen, the publisher of the Chiefland Citizen, has accepted a new role with the publishing company and will give up his leadership post at the Levy County papers.

Bowen was named advertising sales manager for the Citrus County Chronicle, the daily newspaper based in Crystal River.

The Florida native has spent 24 years in sales and management with Landmark Community newspapers, the owner of the Citizen and the Chronicle.

Bowen moved to Levy County in 1999 to take over the leadership of the Chiefland Citizen.

In 2001 the publishing company purchased the Williston Pioneer and the Williston Sun News and combined the two newspapers into a single paper to serve the needs of the east Levy County community. Bowen has had regional management responsibility for the Pioneer Sun News since that time.

In 2006 the company purchased the Cedar Key Beacon and Bowen assumed regional management for that newspaper.

"Dale has done an excellent job in Levy County," Chronicle publisher Gerry Mulligan said in announcing the change Friday at a joint meeting of the staff at the Chiefland office.

"Now we need his expertise back at the daily Chronicle as we face the challenges of continued growth in this market."

Bowen previously served in numerous sales and sales leadership positions at the Chronicle. He will continue to split his time between Chiefland and Crystal River until a successor is named.

"Our newspapers have experienced good growth under Dale's leadership," said Mulligan.

Bowen has been active in Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce during his nine years in the community.