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Newly retired Athens newspaper executive dies

Richard Edwards / Daily Post-Athenian Richard Edwards / Daily Post-Athenian

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) - Richard Edwards, longtime managing editor of The Daily Post-Athenian, has died after 34 years as a leader in community journalism. He was 57.

Edwards, who died of cancer Wednesday at Life Care Center of Athens, began working at the paper shortly after his 1977 graduation from the University of Tennessee. He became sports editor in 1981 and was promoted to managing editor in 1987, a position he held until retirement in June.

Funeral services will be Saturday.

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