Badoud Communications, Inc. has sold Genesee County Newspapers/Flint Advance Newspapers in the Flint, Michigan market to Heritage Newspapers, Inc. of Southgate, Michigan, according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the seller in the transaction.

Genessee County Newspapers/Flint Advance Newspapers is a suburban twice weekly newspaper group with 80,000 circulation in the Flint market area. The newspapers in the group are The Burton Suburban News, The Clio Messenger, The Davison Flagstaff, The Fenton Independent, The Flushing Observer, The Grand Blanc News, and The Swartz Creek-Flint Township West Valley News. Included in the sale is a 12,800 square foot building recently purchased and remodeled for the newspaper operation.

Badoud Communications, Inc., a Charlottesville, Virginia based media company, owns and operates suburban newspapers, shoppers, and printing plants in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Syracuse, New York. Heritage Newspapers, Inc. owns and operates seventeen weekly and twice weekly newspapers and shoppers in Michigan.

Bolitho-Cribb & Associates is a publishing company brokerage firm with offices in Montana, Florida, and Wyoming.

Published Aprll 01, 1998

Flint, MI