CityBeat has been sold to SouthComm of Nashville, Tennessee. SouthComm (www.southcomm.com) is the owner of five other alternative weeklys beyond CityBeat. The purchase includes A-Line Magazine and the Midpoint Music Festival. Dan Backrath will remain as the leader of the paper.I know nothing of this company or of any of its other publications, so no word on what if any other changes will occur. Time will tell. This is the second big change after changing editing staffs earlier this year.
UPDATE: CityBeat Editor Danny Cross has a blog post discussing the acquisition of the newspaper.