RIPLEY - Jackson Newspapers would like to welcome Brian Harper to the sports department in the Ripley office.
Harper comes to JN after serving as a sports writer at the Cabell Standard where he recently covered winter sports for the weekly publication.

Harper, 27 was a participant in three sports at Pendleton County High School where he graduated in 2005 and attended Marshall University and earned a Masters Degree in Journalism.

Brian will cover predominantly Ripley area sports and will take the seat of Phil Perry, who has accepted a position in the JN advertising department.