If you’re a kid arrested for drinking underage at a party, and the cops file a report, your name will be in the paper and on our Web site.
It’s public information, accessible through the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, made simpler to find through our site.
That’s a basic function of any newspaper: To make it easier for citizens to get information. That’s why, for example, we send staffers to sit through meetings. Most people have better things to do, so we attend those sessions to help keep citizens informed.