Russ Rhoden purchased The Tattnall Journal in 2000 from his family. The Rhoden family has continuously owned and operated the Journal since 1915. In 2016, Russ expanded the paper by purchasing The Glennville Sentinel, thereby uniting Tattnall County with one weekly newspaper, the Tattnall Journal Sentinel. Russ is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and has a degree in Print Management. In addition to the newspaper, he operates a successful printing company, Tattnall Printing, as well as an election ballot printing company and archival scanning company, all housed at the office in Reidsville. He and his wife, Dawn, and one son reside in Reidsville.