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AIKEN, S.C. (AP) -- Melissa Hanna has been named executive editor for the Aiken Standard and The Star newspapers.

The Aiken Standard reports (http://bit.ly/Vu0CwL) Hanna replaces Tim O'Briant, who has been promoted to general manager of TootSuite, Aiken Communications' new dedicated digital division.

In her new role, Hanna leads the content and staffing efforts for both newspapers. The Star is a weekly newspaper based in North Augusta. The two newspapers are owned by Aiken Communications.

Hanna began her career at the Aiken Standard in 1999, where she was a reporter, copy editor and copy desk chief. She left Aiken in 2004 to work at the Athens Banner-Herald in Georgia as the assistant news editor, multimedia director and executive editor. She returned to the Standard in 2011 to serve as multimedia director.


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