The Bryan County News, the area’s long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a one-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Wednesday and Saturday publications’ content and features to be rolled into a larger edition that will come out each Thursday.
In addition to the revamped midweek issue, we will put a renewed focus on our online and digital products, especially our main website, bryancountynews.net. The new features will include more event-based video clips and enhanced breaking-news coverage. We will continue to utilize social-media outlets, such as the News’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, to reach readership segments who prefer to receive their news in non-traditional formats.
The new Thursday edition will include all the features now published on Saturday, including community announcements, the faith page, local church directory, local sports and the popular RecPlay page. Readers also will continue to receive local sale inserts and Smart Source coupons.
Bryan County News publisher Mark Griffin is eager to move ahead with the transition, which he said will allow the paper to deliver more news pages to readers on Thursdays and to post local news on bryancountynews.net in a timely fashion.
"Our website continues to receive an average of 10,000 total page views each week, and that number will only grow," Griffin said. "This change in publication frequency will allow us to provide local news and information in a financially sustainable model for years to come. The Bryan County News has been this county’s source for local news, sports and information for many years, and we are committed to continuing in that capacity."
The News remains dedicated to the local community as we implement our plans and adapt to the changing local-news climate.
Like many businesses in our region, the Bryan County News has weathered the economic downturn and troop fluctuations that impacted the local community. However, we remain steadfast in our mission to educate the public, serve as a government watchdog and honor our readers’ trust by adhering to the highest ethical standards.
"The role of local-news organizations to deliver accurate and fair news of importance to citizens is more crucial than ever," Griffin said. "As our local community continues to grow, we intend to uphold our commitment to deliver news and information to meet the needs of our audience."