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Gary Abernathy - Publisher/Editor

About Gary Abernathy:

Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of The Times-Gazette and Highland County Shopper. He started his career in 1983 with the Hillsboro Press Gazette, soon serving as editor, then became city editor of the Marion Star and editor of the Portsmouth Daily Times. He also worked in government and politics from 1996-2011 before returning to The Times-Gazette. He is the recipient of many industry awards for journalism and editing. He is the father of four children, and he and his wife, Lora, reside in Hillsboro.

Sharon Hughes - Media Sales Director

About Sharon Hughes:

Sharon Hughes has been with The Times-Gazette for more than 30 years. A natural saleswoman with a bubbly personality and a can-do attitude wrapped in a whirlwind of constant activity, Sharon started a number of projects for the newspaper and became involved in a multitude of community organizations and activities. Even after hitting the 30-year mark, Sharon says today that she has no plans to slow down or retire. “As long as God blesses me with good health, I’ll keep right on going,” she says. “With this job, your family can come first. Everybody looks out for everybody.”

Brenda Earley - Circulation Manager

About Brenda Earley:

Brenda Earley has been with The TImes-Gazette for more than 25 years. She has worked in almost all departments of the newspaper, and handles The Times-Gazette's subscription program, along with distribution and hauling. Brenda has lived in Highland County her entire life and graduated from Hillsboro High School. She and her husband have been married for 36 years, and have one son and two grandsons. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and refinishing antiques. She enjoys flea markets, crafts and spending time with family.

Jeff Gilliland - Assistant Editor

About Jeff Gilliland:

Jeff Gilliland is the assistant editor of The Times-Gazette. He originally started with what was then The Press Gazette as sports editor in 1983. He has been in the newspaper business since then except for two years when he sold insurance.  Jeff is a 1979 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He received an associate of arts degree from Southern State Community College in 1981 and then attended Morehead State University where he majored in physical education and journalism. Jeff resides just outside Hillsboro and is married to the former Elaine Vance. They have three sons and three grandchildren.


Angela Shepherd - Reporter

About Angela Shepherd:

Angela Shepherd came to The Times-Gazette in April 2012. She covers common pleas courts, the Greenfield community, and other assignments. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University and is a 1992 graduate of McClain High School. Angela lives in Greenfield with her husband, Donnie, and her two children.

Sarah Allen - Reporter

About Sarah Allen:

Sarah Allen is a lifelong resident of Highland County and is from the Lynchburg area. She covers municipal court and other assignments. She graduated Valedictorian from Fairfield Local High School in 2009. Following high school, Sarah attended Wilmington College and pursued a double-major in graphic design and communications and a minor in English. She graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA in 2013. During her time at Wilmington College, Sarah was part of the honors program and was involved in multiple activities, such as lobbying in Washington, D.C. and directing a play.

Robert Stegbauer - Sports Editor

About Robert Stegbauer:

Robert Stegbauer is sports editor at The Times-Gazette. He has been with the paper since August of 2013. Robert is a 2007 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School where he played baseball, basketball, and ran cross country. He spent three years at the University of South Carolina – Upstate where he majored in Exercise Science, then transferred to Lincoln Memorial University for his remaining two years. He played collegiate baseball for all five years and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Robert is the son of Tim and Linda Stegbauer, has a sister Magan, and lives just outside of Lynchburg.

Chuck Miller - Media Sales Consultant

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Tracie Guisinger - Media Sales Consultant

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Ann Runyon-Elam - Customer Service Representative

About Ann Runyon-Elam:

Ann Runyon-Elam started with The Times-Gazette in 1994, and she has worked in nearly all aspects of the newspaper business, including the mailroom, circulation department, performing order entry, and classified advertising. She is a 1988 graduate of Fairfield High School. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband, David. In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies and car shows with David, and shopping with her mother.

Lora Davis - Customer Service Representative

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