Greeneville Sun Sports Dept. cuts

Posted in the Greeneville Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
LocalSportsFan

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Aug 19, 2012
I heard that the Greeneville Sun is cutting its sports department. I don't know if it's true or not. Does anybody else know?
Pretend 2 B Normal

Johnson City, TN

#2 Aug 19, 2012
Apparently since GHS lost a game already they will not need 11 writers covering each game. They will be hired back if they beat Motown West and Alcoa.

“I'M BACK.......SPORA DICALLY”

Since: Jun 12

BUFFALO, NY

#3 Aug 19, 2012
LocalSportsFan wrote:
I heard that the Greeneville Sun is cutting its sports department. I don't know if it's true or not. Does anybody else know?
More importantly, will anyone notice?
Scully

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Aug 20, 2012
The paper isn't shutting down the sports department, but they are screwing over long-time employees by replacing them with younger, cheaper labor.
MoTown

Murfreesboro, TN

#6 Aug 20, 2012
Not surprised at all. Sign of the times.
JCB

Jonesborough, TN

#7 Aug 22, 2012
It used to be that an employee who worked hard would be rewarded for that hard work. It's sure not like that today. Sad, very sad.
Teacher

Johnson City, TN

#8 Aug 22, 2012
Who isn't there now?
South Greene Resident

Elizabethton, TN

#11 Aug 24, 2012
Scully wrote:
The paper isn't shutting down the sports department, but they are screwing over long-time employees by replacing them with younger, cheaper labor.
Maybe the school system should follow suit. We could forgo the property tax hike.
Jimbo

Elizabethton, TN

#12 Sep 27, 2012
Scully wrote:
The paper isn't shutting down the sports department, but they are screwing over long-time employees by replacing them with younger, cheaper labor.
Why did you erase my comment? I want a good sports page. The paper needs new blood. You must be a blue-haired teacher with tenure.
Joe Byrd

Morristown, TN

#13 Jan 1, 2013
Thank goodness he's gone.
just a point

Greeneville, TN

#14 Jan 2, 2013
worst sports editor around.just likes to take p
ictures.hell,we hired a photographer for sports editor.
he could not carry wayne phillips or joe byrds jock straps but i guess he works cheap.
My Take

Elizabethtown, KY

#15 Jan 2, 2013
Too much fluff not enough stuff in that section now. Dammit, just cover the games, put in the stats (at the end of the stories) and leave the frilly fluff to Woman's Day.

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#16 Jan 2, 2013
The sports section has been great lately. More coverage of local sports, better recognition of awards, Walters state and tusculum getting some ink. I think they are doing a good job. What issues do you have?
Joe Byrd

Morristown, TN

#17 Jan 2, 2013
least there's finally coverage of local sports and teams now.
tiny

Greeneville, TN

#18 Jan 2, 2013
too much catch phase stuff and wit,i see that the more pictures stuffed on the pages, the less writing you have to do.show me one story in todays paper that your sports editor wrote.have you seen sports articles written by a sun correspondant and pictures of that game taken by the sports editor.give me a break,i thought the g sun hired a writer not a photo taker.
My Take

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 Jan 2, 2013
Put a pretty package on it but don't worry about the content...that's the attitude now.
Volleyball Parent

United States

#20 Jan 3, 2013
I agree more vball, cross country tusculum coverage than in last ten years combined. it's not all about football and bball

Great xmas section to
This aint 1960

United States

#21 Jan 3, 2013
I usually just read and don't post, but some people just make me ashamed to live in the same city as them. I for one am glad to see my local newspaper finally come into the current century. You all talk about these "correspondents". well last year your jock strap wearin sports department hired a correspondent to cover my childs state cross country meet in nashville. The correspondent last year wasnt even local either. This year the sports editor who you claim does nothing showed up in person. Trust me, many kids and parents in this county are appreciative of the attention that is being paid to ALL the sports now. You wine about photos...i would rather see photos of local kids in my paper that 10 national pics. people dont buy a local afternoon paper to read and see pics of stuff that happened the day before that I've seen on sportscenter 15 times already . And from what I hear, the sun no longer employs any photographers so I guess this new guy is forced to take them on his on. Im looking at last weeks papers and I see where he went to unaka to cover north, I see there a few dozen local kids in there on Christmas day, and there is more ladies classic coverage than I've ever seen.

Ya you guys are right no content . how many stories were there to read about that tournament in years past. Give me a break. I'm sure you all are friends with the old regime. but complain about something without having to make up stuff. I used to go a whole week without seeing a local written story in the paper. in the fall its aleays football stories and football previewa, nothing else ..how about how bad the front page of the greeneville sun looks these days, that's more realistic

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#22 Jan 3, 2013
Volleyball Parent wrote:
I agree more vball, cross country tusculum coverage than in last ten years combined. it's not all about football and bball
Great xmas section to
Complete agreement. I thought the article about the 3 sg girls making all state was very well done. It always frustrated me in the past when a local kid would make all state and there would be a small paragraph on the 3rd page.
joe

Greeneville, TN

#23 Jan 3, 2013
1960 had a better sports page than today.and are you talking about wayne,well who is still writing stories for this paper.are you talking about tiny day in your comments?oh, i forgot you just started reading the sports because your kid just started playing sports.do not tell us how its better now,we all know its not.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greeneville Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
European Great Danes For Sale 8 min Smoky Mountin Danes 1
HAWK or HASLAM are we better off 15 min Pucked Us both 2
FERGUSON PD ressigned to White House security 17 min President while b... 3
Brock Obama "the black momba" 30 min Wow 3
Are u a son of the south 34 min Rebel 3
TN Who do you support for Governor in Tennessee in... (Oct '10) 48 min WTSenior 152,345
Why cant people in Greene County pronounce Bail... 3 hr BeltonLOL 59
fun thing to do ***Keep a Word~Drop a Word*** (Sep '10) 4 hr Stupid 4,546

Greeneville Jobs

Greeneville People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Greeneville News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Greeneville

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]