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The Nashville News Welcomes New General Manager

By Pamela Rensing

Better Newspapers, Inc.

Greg Hoskins, publisher of Better Newspapers Inc., is proud to welcome Tim Tucker as the new General Manager.  Tucker will be responsible for the Nashville and Mascoutah offices.

“Better Newspapers Inc. has grown to 20 newspapers in Illinois and Missouri,” stated Hoskins.  “With that growth comes a need to reorganize responsibilities.  Tim’s experience in the newspaper industry will allow me to spend more time as President of the company.  As General Manager, Tim will take a hands-on approach for the readers of our local publications.”

“I’m extremely happy to be part of the Nashville and Mascoutah teams,” said Tucker.  “Greg already has strong, experienced employees at these offices, and we hope to continue to build and expand on those strengths.”  The Nashville office publishes The Nashville News.  The Mascoutah office produces the Mascoutah Herald, Scott Flier, Fairview Heights Tribune, and Clinton County News. 

Tucker is a 1973 graduate of Mascoutah High School.

He graduated from the Broadcast Center (a trade school in St. Louis) and became an announcer for radio stations in Sparta, Mt. Vernon, Benton and Harrisburg, Illinois.  He was promoted to General Manager at a variety of radio stations in southern Illinois.

From 1996 to 1998, he owned the WINU radio station in Highland. Tucker then sold the station, and transferred to radio advertising management and sales in St. Louis.

Over the last 18 years, Tucker was in Advertising Sales and Management for the Belleville News Democrat.  He currently lives in Belleville with his wife Elizabeth.

“Currently, my duties include managing the staff of both offices with the focus of increasing readership and results for the publications’ advertisers.”

Both Hoskins and Tucker agreed that future plans for the local newspapers are to continue delivering the best community news possible, and to give advertisers enhanced coverage to reach more potential customers by combining the publications that meet their needs.

The digital market involving newspapers and advertising is expanding at an exponential rate, and Better Newspapers can fulfill those digital needs for area businesses and organizations.

Each of our publications are available in both print and E-Editions.  The E-Editions are accessed online from anywhere in the world, and can be found on each publication’s website.  These digital editions make it easy to follow local government, school, and community news at the reader’s convenience.  There is also an archive section on the website where past issues can be accessed.  To view our local publications’ websites, visit  or

The Better Newspapers Inc. publications includes The Nashville News, Mascoutah Herald, Scott Flier, Fairview Heights Tribune, Clinton County News, Highland Shopper Review, Bond & Fayette County Shopper, Altamont News Banner, St. Elmo Banner, Troy Times-Tribune, Arthur Graphic Clarion, Tuscola Journal, Tri-County Journal, Southern Piatt Record-Herald, Villa Grove News, Southern Champaign County Today, Mt. Zion Region News.

In Missouri, the publications are Ozark Horse Trader, Wayne Co. Journal Banner, Reynolds Co. Journal Banner and the Amish Country Magazine.

Better Newspapers Inc. also owns and operates a regional newspaper press plant in Altamont, and a smaller press plant in Piedmont, MO.

They offer a variety of commercial printing such as business cards, stationary & envelopes, newsletters, fliers and more.

“If it has ink, we can produce it,” said Tucker. “We also offer a direct mail service.”

Along with paper printing, they custom design and print any size sign or banner needed for your business or event.

For more information about any of the publications listed above, call Tucker at 618-566-8282 or email him at

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