The Commerce office of The Commerce News is closing and production will move to MainStreet Newspapers’ home office in Jefferson.
The News office will close in Commerce June 1. Over the next two weeks, the office will be open intermittently. A door slot will remain available for people to drop off items, said Mike Buffington, co-publisher of MainStreet Newspapers, Inc.
“The time has come when the overhead costs of maintaining two separate offices so close together no longer makes economic sense,” Buffington said. “In addition, most of our customer needs are now met through our online systems. Both subscriptions and classified ads are largely done online by most of our customers. Wedding, church and other community announcements are usually emailed to us now.”