Oppmann has been publisher of The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro -- about 90 minutes from Clarksville, the Leaf-Chronicle says, in a bare-bones story that details little about him. Oppmann joined Gannett in 1994, according to a GCI link I found on his family's website. (Nice to see a digitally savvy publisher, BTW!) He and has family will continue living in Murfreesboro.
A Clarksville newspaper reader was skeptical about the appointment. "He's doing two jobs at once?" the reader wrote in a comment on the paper's story. "I wonder what the official reason is for that besides cheapness."
Gannett's Tennessee papers
- Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville: 21,253 daily, 24,551 Sunday
- The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro: 14,635 daily, 18,159 Sunday
- The Jackson Sun, Jackson: 31,596 daily, 36,915 Sunday
- The Tennessean, Nashville: 162,911 daily, 224,318 Sunday