Halifax Media Group Buys Three Florida Dailies

Halifax Media Group, the Daytona Beach, Fla., newspaper chain owned partially by Little Rock financier Warren Stephens, recently purchased three more daily newspapers in Florida.

Halifax bought HarborPoint Media LLC of Leesburg, Fla., which owned the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont, according to an announcement on the Daily Commercial’s website.

Financial details of the purchase were not disclosed.

The purchase brings Halifax’s cache of dailies to 20 in Florida and 36 overall.

“We are happy to welcome Leesburg, Sebring and Clermont into the Halifax Media Group Family,” Halifax CEO Michael Redding said in the announcement. “Like our other properties, these newspapers represent the best source for local news and advertising in their communities, a relationship we hope to build on and strengthen as we’ve done with our other publications. These central Florida markets are a perfect fit for our group.”