Eight years ago I started another chapter in my life. Angela Blair asked Jason Smith to give me an interview for The McDuffie Mirror office manager position.
That was a very good day for me. I can’t tell you how nice it was working for a newspaper that truly cared about what was being put in it.
Other than Mr. Sammy Luckey, Jason Smith would prove to be the best boss I have ever had. Mr. Luckey always told me that getting people to work is one of the hardest jobs in the world. It never did seem hard to Mr. Luckey because he is so good to his employees, and so was Jason.
In the beginning our office consisted of Jason, Angela Blair, Kristopher Wells and Lynn Davidson. I can’t tell you how many long nights Jason put in to make sure the paper got out on time.
We were all just like family and we were proud of the product we published every week. When Kristopher decided to leave us, we were blessed to get Billy Hobbs. He fit right in with our little group. And as anyone who ever knew Billy knew how hard he worked to please everyone and make this a paper to be proud of.
Lynn covered the schools and did feature articles and the community loved her. Last but not least, I felt like my right arm had been cut off when Angela left us.
There was no way you could be in a bad mood when she was around. Sometimes Angela would worry the last hair out of my head, but she had a heart of gold. When Angela left, Cheryl Williams came to sell advertising for a short time and she, too, became a very good friend of mine. I was very sad to see the last issue published on April 19. I am also very grateful to have had this experience.
Thanks to all of our loyal readers and advertisers. Without you we wouldn’t have been around for nine years.