Cedar County Republican newspaper's general manager Melanie Chance will leave the newspaper on May 5 to become a marketing director for JCG. Chance, from Fair Play, has worked for CCR for four years, the last two as general manager. However, readers will hear from Melanie as a contracted columnist of Chance's Chatter, and she will be covering some larger events. The transition has been in the making since February, when Gayman discussed a new position in the company as marketing director. When Chance finally decided, she gave Deanna Moore, publisher, and Phillips Media a seven-week notice. Since her decision, she has been doing small tasks toward her marketing position while serving as the paper's GM.