Jeff Wilson, a 43 year veteran of the newspaper industry, has been named interim publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat.

Wilson will serve as publisher until a replacement is found for Rick Fahr, who resigned Aug. 17.

“I’m excited to be in Conway and look forward to learning more about this great area,” Wilson said. “I look forward to helping the staff of the Log Cabin Democrat. Ultimately, I think I’ll learn more from them than they will from me.”

Wilson's career with Morris Communications, parent company of the Log Cabin Democrat, began in 1967, when he joined The Augusta Chronicle as an advertising sales representative.

In 1975, he was named advertising director of The Juneau Empire in Alaska, where he later served as publisher. He became publisher of the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald in 1995 before retiring in 2008.

“Jeff is a great leader and publisher,” said Les Simpson, Group Publisher for Morris Publishing Group. “I had the pleasure of working for him and with him for many years. When this position came open, the first person I thought of to serve in the interim role was Jeff. He will be great for the paper and Conway.”

Wilson has been extremely active in the places where he has served, including being board chairman of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, campaign chairman and board president for the United of Northeast Georgia and on the board of the Athens Economic Development Foundation.