The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Budd McLaughlin

August 5, 2013

A sincere ‘thank you’ to my mentors


Peers and mentors

This is the sixth and last (for the time being) newspaper I’ve worked for. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of colorful, talented and wonderful people. The same is true of the staff I’ve had here.

The newsroom staff of The News Courier is also comprised of the fewest workers I’ve ever worked with in a daily newspaper setting. The paper has no full-time photographer or page designer. With that being said, the staff of this paper wears many hats. But they wear those hats with purpose and drive to produce the best community newspaper possible.

I hope the community continues to support them. No one at this paper is in this business to get rich; they are here because they love what they do. And I sincerely believe they are the best small daily newspaper staff in the world.

I hope you’ll continue to support this newspaper for many years to come. I know I will.

As always, thanks for reading.

— Outgoing managing editor Adam Smith can still be reached at until Monday at 5 p.m.

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