Ed Graves, who served as publisher for the Pine Bluff Commercial for 11 months, has left the position and returned home to Florida. His last day was July 14. Matt Guthrie, regional vice president for Gatehouse Media southwest, is serving as interim publisher until the new publisher begins work on Aug. 14. An announcement about the new publisher will be made when the person officially starts, Guthrie said.

“I am sad to see Ed go, but I know moving back to Florida with his family was a priority,” Guthrie said. “He did a lot of good things for the newspaper.”