In the summer of 1993, I began my first full-time job in the newspaper industry.
Working for The Madisonian newspaper in Morgan County, I had the chance to do what I truly enjoyed: covering local sports. It’s why I went into the field to begin with.
While 1993 was my first full-time job in the newspaper industry, I actually could trace my journalism roots back further to the fall of 1988 when I was a senior in high school. During that time I began contributing articles for my hometown newspaper, The Monticello News.
It was from that humble beginning that I have now arrived in 2016 and am set to depart the newspaper industry. This week’s edition marks my final one as editor and sports editor of the Barrow News-Journal as I will begin a journey on a new career path in a few days, one in which I hope to find as much personal success as the one that has been part of my life for just under three decades.