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Notes from the Newsroom
John I. Carney

Support your local newspaper

Posted Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 8:03 AM
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  • Envision the community without the newspaper as an anchor. The small annual fee is a small price to pay.

    While we are at it, we also need to support the advertisers since they are more than likely carrying the bulk of the weight in keeping the paper up and running.

    Many of us would not have coupons to save money at the grocery or other stores. Believe it or not, but we don't all have smart phones, nor want them, so a virtual coupon misses a good amount of people.

    We can get a National/International news elsewhere but when was the last time The New York Times published a picture of our youth sports teams? Were they on Facebook, great but did Grandma and your neighbors know anything about it?

    We count on the paper to always be there and to always print but it is NOT a "right". No government is going to give it to us,(at least in the USA) nor would we really want them to. They need US to be there and on a regular basis or they have to stop.

    So I go back to, what would our community be like without a local paper?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Oct 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM
  • The issue at hand is larger than one can imagine.As a dedicated attendee of a relic show every year, I asked the president of Dixie Gun Works,when they were going to put out another yearly publication? I'll never forget his answer,with tears in his eyes,he stated son no one reads anymore

    That was 10 years ago.I see it everyday where adults can't read and understand the material.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Tue, Oct 11, 2016, at 11:25 AM
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