Con­tent de­liv­ered how you want it

The Covington News - - Opinion - Tharon Gid­dens is edi­tor of The Cov­ing­ton News. Reach him at (678) 750-5011 or at tgid­dens@ cov­

The num­bers are im­pres­sive.

In the past week we had 118 sto­ries and items on what’s hap­pen­ing in New­ton County in the pages of The Cov­ing­ton News.

There were 93 im­ages of folks, too, the good, such as a photo of the sum­mer en­rich­ment pro­gram at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church, and the not so good, such as the mug shots of folks ar­rested for var­i­ous of­fenses in the county.

And while The News comes out in print three times a week, it’s chang­ing ev­ery day. So when news hap­pens, we let you know, send­ing out email alerts and post­ing sto­ries at Cov­

If you’re a reg­u­lar visi­tor to our web­site, you were among the first to know about Por­terdale rais­ing its mill­age rate, cut­ting work­ers and adding fur­lough days, the guy ar­rested af­ter he was found naked in his car in the Wal­mart park­ing lot, and that the Turner Lake Com­plex will be closed most Satur­days next year as the re­cre­ation com­mis­sion tries to make ends meet.

You’ll also have a chance at Cov­ to check out some of our videos, in­clud­ing a clip on im­prov­ing your golf game with a tip from The Oaks Course pro Andy Bow­man, and to par­tic­i­pate in our on­line polls.

This is great con­tent, and we hope you don’t miss out.

There are some changes com­ing Wed­nes­day, though, in print and on­line.

On that day in print our re­design makes its de­but. We hope it makes your pa­per a bit eas­ier to read, and will give you more ways to in­ter­act with us.

On­line, we’re go­ing to be­gin charg­ing for our pre­mium con­tent on Wed­nes­day, with un­lim­ited ac­cess avail­able to our sub­scribers. You can learn more about the changes and what to do to make sure that you have full web ac­cess at the fol­low­ing link: http:// www. cov­news. com/ sec­tion/122/ar­ti­cle/20997/.

Ev­ery­one will still have ac­cess to break­ing news, legal ad­ver­tise­ments, obit­u­ar­ies and some other items, but our col­umns and other pre­mium con­tent will be in­cluded in a print sub­scrip­tion to the news­pa­per.

And it’s a great deal, too: A sub­scrip­tion to The Cov­ing­ton News costs just $4.28 a month. That trans­lates to 14 cents a day for around-the-clock ac­cess to what’s go­ing on here in New­ton County.

Some folks have balked at pay­ing even that for on­line ac­cess to our con­tent, but most un­der­stand that it’s just not a sus­tain­able busi­ness model to keep on giv­ing away con­tent and los­ing money in the process.

We love what we do, but there are bills to pay and gro­ceries to buy. Like you, we can’t work for free.

And like you, we want a good value for our money. That’s what we give you and will con­tinue to do so.

We’ve got it all for you. The most com­plete re­port on what’s go­ing on in New­ton County is in The News, on­line and in print.

Keep it com­ing.

Tharon Gid­dens


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