Volume 51, Number 30

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letter to the community...

By: Amanda Hill Bond, Publisher
There are many challenges when you are an owner of a small town newspaper. I say "small town" with pride because there is just something special about a small town paper, with the main reason being that it is a community newspaper.
There are times that there are things going on in this county that are not reported on, some unintentional. When something happens that will affect the county and the majority of the people, most likely that will be in this paper. As my sister published years ago when she owned the paper, WE DON’T DEAL IN RUMORS and we never will. I know that there will always be talk of "he said, she said" but that is not the kind of reporting we will do at this newspaper.
I encourage information regarding possible news from citizens to be submitted, but there is a proper way to do so. If you want to write a letter to the editor, or give a news tip, you MUST identify yourself with a verified name, address and phone number. This newspaper has worked very hard on providing accurate reporting and only uses verified reliable sources.
Just because someone from the newspaper isn't there to cover an event, that doesn't mean that we don't want coverage of it. I realize that I have not been able to be out and involved as much in past few years due to the sickness in my family. It is very difficult to juggle trying to take care of your family and a job that so many people rely on. I would really appreciate your submitted articles and pictures of weddings, engagements, birthdays, children doing stuff, events and fundraisers.
If you would like to submit an article, photo, news tip or story idea call 931-864-3675 or email:pickettpress@twlakes.net.

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