Did you catch the celebratory feeling in the air?

Yes, it’s because Georgia football is a juggernaut, off to an undefeated start. So is Monroe Area. And not much gets people excited locally like good football.

I like to think there’s some excitement about National Newspaper Week too.

OK, maybe any excitement is confined to our office on South Broad Street — but there is excitement especially given that a friend of the paper brought us donuts and coffee to celebrate the occasion.

Despite the challenges of the work, I remain excited about newspapers. A great reminder of it came last week when the mother of the student on the cover of our Halftime Showcase magazine came in the office and bought several copies, excited to share it with friends and family out of town.

I love when we can tell the stories of people who need help, or explain a situation in a way that compels action.

None of this would be possible without the readers and advertisers. For 121 years, you’ve supported our work and knowing that it will continue long after I’m gone is humbling.

Your support of The Walton Tribune helps us attend public meetings and explain what happened, and what’s going to happen next.

I just asked my news staff as I write on Tuesday morning. Stephen Milligan has a county school board work session and Denise Etheridge has Monroe City Council. I’ll be at Board of Commissioners.

None of this is cheap. Your support makes it possible. For that, I thank you.

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