Here's what I've learned in 12 years…

By Staff
Leada Gore, Editor
Some 12 years ago this month, I got my first job in the newspaper business. Armed with a degree in history and English and a couple of month's experience at a building magazine, I started work at a large weekly newspaper outside Birmingham. I am certain my parents thought it would never last and I would soon be off the paper's payroll and back on theirs. Twelve years later, I've managed to stay off my parent's payroll, something that wasn't easy to do, especially in those early days.
Still, I've managed to learn a thing or two through the years, and on this 12th anniversary, I thought I would share some of them with you. Here we go:
In the end, though, it's all worth it, because every once and a while, someone takes the time to say 'thanks' or you see the look on a child's face when they see their picture in the paper. That smile is even better, of course, if that child happens to have a crown on their head.

Falkville

Larry Madison has been a pillar in Falkville for four decades

Hartselle

Hartselle trio nominated for two K-LOVE awards

Hartselle

Hartselle students chosen to attend Girls State

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Hartselle Kiwanis Club continues scholarly legacy with annual golf tournament

Editor's picks

Heartbreaking finish: Hartselle comes up a run short in state baseball finals

Decatur

Fallen Morgan County officers remembered, families honored  

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Hartselle drops Game 1 to Hillcrest, needs two wins for state title

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Despite title loss, Hartselle thankful for state experience 

Editor's picks

Hartselle baseball legend dies

Breaking News

Hartselle baseball legend William Booth dies at 79

At a Glance

ALDOT patching area of Thompson Road tomorrow, Thursday

At a Glance

Spring-time market day in Hartselle scheduled for May 18 

Hartselle

New Crestline Elementary School welcomes students

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Hartselle industry closing, affecting more than 150 jobs  

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Habitat for Humanity applications for homeownership available June 3 

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State seeking death penalty for Fort Payne woman accused of pushing victim off cliff

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Pilot of ultralight dies in Hartselle plane crash

Editor's picks

Northern lights visible from north Alabama

Hartselle

Hartselle students to attend Boys State

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High scorers: 42 Hartselle students a part of ACT 30 plus club

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Hartselle projects budget surplus based on midyear numbers 

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Planned Hartselle library already piquing interest 

Brewer

Students use practical life skills at Morgan County 4-H competition

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After 13 years underground, the cicadas are coming 

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