Thursday, January 31, 2008

Loss of The South Fulton Citizen

Good Morning Neighbor:

It greatly disturbs me to report that this Saturday will be the last edition of The South Fulton Citizen.  We will be losing a great voice for our community in so many ways.  Ben Nelms the South Fulton Editor will be writing for Coweta and parts of Fayette.  As you all know this is a great, great loss, Ben has been a champion for our cause as a writer who cares about the impact on the Environment and its Citizens.  He has also been a great advocate for the Transparency of Government and made every effort to be at every South Fulton meeting he could to make sure that our community knew what was transpiring among our elected officials.  This will now open the doors very wide for those that wish to not do the right thing by our community and possibly get away with it.

Several of us went and met with the owners of the Citizen hoping that they would give South Fulton a chance to keep the paper alive but I guess they do not have the financial means to do so.  We found out that very few businesses in South Fulton advertise in the South Fulton Citizen and they have had to rely on Fayette advertisements to carry the South Fulton paper for many years.  I also know that more and more people are getting their news online and that is diminishing the need for the printed paper.  

I hope there is someway to turn this around so at least vital meetings in South Fulton could be covered online.  If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email me or email the paper directly at the 

Your neighbor,


As Margaret Mead once said:

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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