Horace Moore, publisher of the Pickens County Herald, was recently named president of the Alabama Press Association Board of Directors. Moore assumed the position of the press association on February 9.
"I am humbled and honored to serve as president of the president of the Alabama Press Association this year. I think common sense goes a long way in what we do for Alabama newspapers through the association. That includes doing the right thing, which is something I have tried to do with my newspapers," Moore said. "We have lots of work to get done this year. I plan to be proactive and will help any newspaper or community in Alabama if I'm asked."
Moore, 67, began working in the newspaper industry at age 14, despite the company having a policy of hiring no one under the age of 16. Then publisher, Jay Thornton, saw something unique in Moore's eagerness to work and earn extra money to assist with the bills at home. Moore was not afraid to look an adult in the face and explain his ambition.
Over 50 years later, Moore is the publisher of the Pickens County Herald, the Northwest Alabamian in Haleyville, the Journal Record in Hamilton and Winfield, the Times-Record in Fayette, and the Pulaski Citizen in Pulaski, Tenn.
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