I saw your story on the final print edition of The Citizen. I know it had to be difficult to write. I’ll certainly miss getting my copy and thank you for the years you and Joyce and your staff put into keeping the citizens informed.
No doubt, many of your customers are feeling like me, as though your announcement was just a bad dream we all awoke from, but reality can be a loud alarm clock.
There’s something irreplaceable and endearing about the feel of a newspaper in one’s hands, and the assurance of seeing it “in print.” It’s something social media can’t replace or even come close to emulating.
I trust I’ll still enjoy Ben Nelms floating around the Commission chambers scribbling notes, or walking the streets taking pictures during the next parade.
While I realize The Citizen is simply and unfortunately being caught up in the wave of change sweeping over the industry, it’s not a change that brings a smile.
Although you’ll continue providing your news and insight online, and I’ll continue to follow, it will nevertheless be tough not finding that rolled up newspaper on my driveway once a week.
Take care. I wish you and Joyce, your staff, and The Citizen well.
Charles W. Oddo
Fayette County Board of Commissioners, At Large, District 5
Fayetteville, Ga. 30214