Guarino rejoins Signal staff

Published 2:46 pm Monday, August 10, 2015

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Longtime journalist Fred Guarino has joined Greenville Newspapers, LLC as a general assignment reporter for the Lowndes Signal.

GNL publishes the Greenville Advocate, Luverne Journal and Lowndes Signal, along with their respective websites. It also publishes Camellia Magazine, a quarterly lifestyles magazine.

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Guarino, whose newspaper career began in 1976 after he graduated from the University of Alabama, previously served as a reporter with the Lowndes Signal from 2011 to 2014.

“We’re excited to have Fred rejoin our team,” said Andy Brown, managing editor of GNL. “Fred is an experienced journalist who over the last several years has gained a wealth of knowledge about Lowndes County, and we feel he will help us continue to expand our coverage of the area. We hope that everyone will welcome Fred back and also share their ideas for stories with him.”

In 2013, Guarino helped the Lowndes Signal win a second place award for best headline in the Alabama Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, as well as a third place award for best use of photographs/editorial content.

Earlier in his newspaper career, he received an Associated Press award for series or articles on Kimberly-Clark Corporation at Coosa Pines, Alabama and its efforts to eliminate dioxin from the pulp bleaching process.

Guarino has also worked as a reporter, news editor and sports editor at the Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana, Alabama; news editor at the Cedartown Standard in Cedartown, Georgia; and circulation district manager and staff writer for the Daily Home in Talladega, Alabama.

“I am excited to return to Lowndes County to help provide its residents with a truly local newspaper covering crime, schools, sports, community events and local government,” said Guarino. “I’ve missed the contacts I made in Lowndes County and look forward to renewing my coverage of the entire county.”

Guarino can be reached at (334) 404-6397 or