We're here for you. Always. And always will be.
But we can't help but get irritated sometimes at how so many people take their requests for news coverage directly to Nashville television stations.
Example: Last year a woman who spent quite a bit of time as a self-appointed representative of Shelly Mook's family told me that they were going to concentrate on television rather than newspaper coverage.
"We want to go big," was her exact comment.
Well, we may be much "bigger" than you may think.
Much TV coverage from Bedford County - and for many locations outside Metro Nashville, for that matter - is taken almost word-for-word from local newspapers' web sites.
If you see a Nashville TV station broadcast a Bedford County-related story without a video from an on-scene reporter, rest assured there's a 90 percent chance you're watching a rewrite taken from t-g.com. Sometimes we're credited. Often we're not.
Still photo from the story? Usually ours.
If a reporter is on scene, what you see on screen -- or in print on the TV station's website -- is likely less detailed than what we have. A station's "investigation" earlier this week contained no information that we hadn't already reported four days earlier.
The other day the "local TV stations" -- there are no Shelbyville-based TV stations -- were thanked for their assistance by a family involved in one of the recent missing persons cases. They used the local newspaper to spread their message.
Keep in mind that the "little" things that matter so much to you -- your children's ball games, your parents' 50th anniversary photos -- aren't going to be picked up by TV, but we make them available worldwide on t-g.com and from our print edition straight to, probably, your scrapbook.
We spend our working moments and build our business on the "little" things in your lives.
We've got you covered for all occasions, big and small, and we're happy to do it.
T-G copy editor David Melson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.