He added, "I am very optimistic about the future of community newspapers. As long as we stay close to our readers and give them news and information that interests them and impacts their lives, then we will be very successful. Nowhere is this truer than in places like Wilson and Sumner counties.
Sam Hatcher, chairman of Main Street Media, LLC, said, "We believe it to be important to fill our news columns with local news, stories about our schools, about growth and progress and about the values here that make our community special.
"Today we are pleased to say that we have found someone else who passionately shares these same beliefs. While Dave Gould has a storied background of newspaper experience, perhaps his greatest attribute is the value and importance he places on family and community. There is no doubt that Dave will be successful in publishing there newspapers because he 'gets it' when it comes to recognizing and understanding the merits of a local newspaper."
Gould and his wife Ellen reside in Nashville with their eight children. Patrick attends the University of Tennessee, Andrew attends the University of Dayton, Nicholas and Sam attend Father Ryan High School and Sarah, Oliver, Annie and Maggie attend St. Henry School. Gould has been involved with a number of civic organizations including the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where he served as board president for three years, Nashville Rotary and St. Henry Church.
Dennis Richardson, senior affiliate with W. B. Grimes & Co, represented Main Street Media in the transaction.
About Main Street Media, LLCMain Street Media, LLC owns three newspapers and produces a number of print and digital specialty publications in Middle Tennessee.
The Wilson Post began publication in June 2003 and is a twice weekly community newspaper serving Lebanon. The Post, formerly known as the Wilson World (Est. 1978) adopted a philosophy of printing only news that is relative to the local community as its first responsibility; The Post has grown rapidly and currently has more paid subscribers than any other publication in Wilson County.
The Gallatin News was acquired by Main Street Media in September 2007. Both are community weekly newspapers. The Gallatin News was founded in 2006 and serves in Gallatin.
The Hendersonville Standard began publication in 2008 as a once-a-week community newspaper serving Hendersonville. Hendersonville is a city in Sumner County, on Old Hickory Lake.
Wilson Living Magazine is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to promoting the good life that is found in Wilson County.