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Move to weekly is example of constance of change

Posted: July 22, 2017 - 11:32pm

They say the only thing that stays the same is change and we are living up to that constant.

This will be the last Sunday edition of the Columbia County News-Times.

The next edition will be available in just three short days on Wednesday, July 26, and only on Wednesdays from then on.

This is not a goodbye, but a reconfiguration to bring you a beefier News-Times.

We will continue to provide the same features enjoyed by readers in Sunday editions of the past, including property transfers, marriage licenses, weekend gardener and our opinion page, just to name a few. And we will be adding some things to the lineup, as well.

Wednesday's editions will now bring readers a new and improved community news section and our reader favorite Athlete Spotlights will get back in gear in late August as students get back to school. In the meantime, we will continue to spotlight local volunteers in Columbia County with our weekly Volunteer Spotlights.

The News-Times will also feature a new religion section, which will feature coverage ranging from clever church signs seen around the area, good deeds and even a running list of places of worship times and locations, among other things.

Our education section will continue to inform readers about the growth and successes of education in Columbia County. To kick off the big move, we will have a unique education section with all things Back to School in Wednesday's edition. In it, readers will find school calendars, open house information and get a sneak peek inside three new schools opening for students in Columbia County, and much more.

Our award-winning sports coverage will also continue with online-first coverage of local sporting events each week followed by recaps, previews, outlooks and other sports features in print. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new In the Endzone football section, coming out in late August, featuring all Columbia County high school football teams, marching bands and cheerleaders that will be active this fall.

And who could forget our Super Seven spread? This features athletes from a variety of sports in Columbia County, also coming in August.

But we're not done yet.

The News-Times is expanding its social media footprint and are now active on Instagram @The Columbia County News Times.

We are also on Facebook, and with nearly 8,000 followers and growing, we will continue to provide you coverage of hyper-local news content in collaboration with our website www.newstimesonline.com. Readers can also find us on Twitter at @ColumbiaCounty.

All of these changes are an effort to better provide the award-winning, hyper-local coverage the News-Times has been known for, for so many years. We continue to welcome content submissions, letters to the editor and other contributions for possible publication. Readers are welcome to stop by and see us at our office in Evans, or drop us a line on social media or send us an email to cnt@newstimesonline.com.

We hope you will continue to enjoy all the News-Times has to offer Columbia County and our readers.

And as always, thanks for reading.

 

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