Bad wreck Marathon Station ... NC/GA ...

Bad wreck Marathon Station ... NC/GA border

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boodoodle

Faber, VA

#1 Dec 3, 2009
There was a bad wreck with fatalities sometime yesterday afternoon at the Marathon Station on Spur 60 at the NC/GA stateline .... nothing mentioned about it in the Cherokee Scout's online edition.

Since: Dec 09

Maxton, NC

#2 Dec 3, 2009
That is because today is Thursday, the paper doesn't scout doesn't come out until Tuesday. Wednesday at the latest. It's not a daily paper.

If we did have a daily paper they would require a much better writing staff. If not better, then more people to write (wink wink ;) Cherokee Scout).

Since: Nov 09

Murphy, NC

#3 Dec 4, 2009
We are aware of the accident. The Georgia Highway Patrol has not released any details. We cannot write stories without those details. Newspapers daily and weekly do not cover every vehicle accident. If we did, most weeks that would be all we had in the newspaper.
Our Web site has been updated with the latest information about the weekend weather and how it will affect Saturday's Christmas parade.
For your knowledge, the Cherokee Scout's editorial staff has won numerous writing awards as judged by our peers in the state press association and in our company, which includes several daily newspapers. Most staff members also have worked at daily newspapers prior to coming to work at the Scout.

Robert Horne
Editor
Cherokee Scout

Since: Dec 09

Maxton, NC

#4 Dec 5, 2009
I apologize Robert if you took my post the wrong way. I was in no way insulting the editorial staff. If anything I was defending it (as unbelievable as that may sound). My intention was to get the point across that The Scout is NOT a daily periodical and in order to provide that sort of luxury would require MORE writers. Pretty much a 24/7 staff. Something that isn't really possible in the 3rd poorest county in the state.

Am I not correct?
Freedom

Murphy, NC

#5 Dec 5, 2009
dockeryz wrote:
I apologize Robert if you took my post the wrong way. I was in no way insulting the editorial staff. If anything I was defending it (as unbelievable as that may sound). My intention was to get the point across that The Scout is NOT a daily periodical and in order to provide that sort of luxury would require MORE writers. Pretty much a 24/7 staff. Something that isn't really possible in the 3rd poorest county in the state.
Am I not correct?
What is your source for Cherokee Co being the third poorest in the state? Thanks for the information.

Since: Dec 09

Maxton, NC

#6 Dec 5, 2009
I don't know if it's still the third or not but it's still definitely in the top 10.

http://www.thecherokeescout.com/articles/2009...
http://www.city-data.com/city/Murphy-North-Ca...
boodoodle

Faber, VA

#7 Dec 6, 2009
Robert Horne wrote:
Newspapers daily and weekly do not cover every vehicle accident. If we did, most weeks that would be all we had in the newspaper. Cherokee Scout
With all due respect, this vehicle accident was not just any 'fender bender' or 'light accident'.... fatalities were involved ... hopefully something will be posted on Cherokee Scout's online edition this coming week ... BTW, how long does it take to get info from highway patrols on accidents ?????
Freedom

Murphy, NC

#8 Dec 7, 2009
If it bleeds it leads journalism is not something I really need to know about. If this accident occurred in Ga and does not involve Cherokee Countians I do not need to ever hear the details gory or not. I am sure if it is something that involves Cherokee Co it will at least be in the scout when it is published.

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