Northeast Cobb Patch Editor's Farewell
Building a local news site has been exciting.
Covering Northeast Cobb has been a great adventure.
As the Northeast Cobb Patch local editor, I've written about schools, the Canton Road revitalization, crime, politics, sports, traffic, neighborhoods, the weather, restaurants and interesting Northeast Cobb people. Now I'm moving on to new opportunities.
I launched Northeast Cobb Patch in November 2010, but it wasn't until December when I covered the death of Trooper Chad LeCroy that my emotional ties to Northeast Cobb neighbors solidified. The death of Trooper LeCroy was a tragedy, and yet like most tragedies there was beauty and comfort in how the community came together to honor him.
I'm grateful for the officials who answered my emails on nights and weekends so that I could meet a deadline: Northeast Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell and Officer Mike Bowman and Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department.
I couldn't write stories about Cobb's animals without the help of Janice Riccio from Friends of Shelter Animals for Cobb County.
I am proud of many stories. I made mistakes but was always grateful to people who sent an email or posted on Facebook to bring them to my attention.
I am happy to leave a strong foundation for Patch's future in Northeast Cobb.