GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Jack Osteen, publisher of The Item in Sumter has been elected president of the South Carolina Press Association.
Osteen was selected Saturday at the association's winter meeting in Greenville. Osteen is the fourth member of his family to lead the association. H.G. Osteen was president in 1922, H.D. Osteen was president in 1953 and Hubert D. Osteen Jr. was president in 1977.
Morrey Thomas, publisher of the News and Press in Darlington, and Judi Mundy Burns, publisher of the Index-Journal in Greenwood, were elected as vice presidents. Ellen Priest, president and publisher of The Summerville Journal Scene, was elected treasurer.
Three people were selected to two-year terms on the association's executive committee: Barbara Ball, publisher of The Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County, Dan Cook, editor of the Free Times in Columbia; and Jane Pigg of Cheraw, publisher of The Link.