Community newspapers rise to the challenge

Since 1871, The Pickens Sentinel, in South Carolina, has served it community and took a moment to remind its readers how important the newspaper is the to community.

“With the nation plunging into recession and with the never-ending
stream of bad economic news, there’s much focus on the decline of
newspaper circulation in most of the major markets across the country.
Newspaper stocks have been taking a beating, and news reports tell us
these are dark days for their industry. On Friday, Feb. 28, the
national media carried reports of the closing of yet another daily

But community newspapers are much more than
paper and ink. Community newspapers pull communities together. They
help connect people with those around them. In this way, community
newspapers provide a valuable form of public service.”