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Community journalism needs your support at critical time

A letter to our readers from the Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure

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We at The Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine want to thank all of you in the community for your support over the past 15 years!  

The Williamson Herald was originally created to replace the beloved Review Appeal, one of our community’s lost treasures. With the addition of Southern Exposure Magazine, we have worked tirelessly to bring quality local journalism directly to you, keeping you informed about schools, local government, sports and many area events. 

Publishing a local magazine, newspaper and website has been challenging over the years, for sure. In our efforts to bring readers up-to-date community coverage, we survived the economic downturn in 2008 and the flood in 2010. However, the COVID-19 pandemic may be the biggest obstacle that we and other small businesses like us have had to face.  

We are proud of the role we play in our community — serving as a trusted source of information during difficult times as well as good times — and we hope that we can count on your support to help us continue to impact it in a positive way. 

As we navigate through uncharted waters together, we want to continue to bring you the news that really matters in our community. Unfortunately, many of our advertisers have been compelled to pull back on their spending as events have been canceled and closures ordered. 

If you feel that The Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine have benefited you or your business over the years, we ask you to support us now.  

Just as so many others face the challenges that go along with COVID-19, we, too, could use your help. We are asking you to purchase a $50 subscription to the Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine.  

Your yearly subscription will cover 52 weeks of Williamson Herald publications and six issues of our award-winning Southern Exposure Magazine delivered directly to you. Your subscription also will allow us to maintain and continually update our website and provide our breaking news e-blasts, which are services we provide at no charge. 

If you are already a subscriber, have enjoyed the benefits of The Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine and feel compelled to help, we also are accepting one-time donations via our website. Click here to donate. 

Please support home-town journalism and allow us to continue being your trusted source for local community news and information. 

Sincerely, Derby and Cassie Jones

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Community journalism is a very nice subject which can be used to build a better community. But the community should encourage community journalism in their critical times which I can check to manage the task. Positive things from community journalism should be appreciated.

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