Shelby County Today Changes Ownership
In March 2005, a vision was born. We stepped out into the new realm of the Internet news’ world. As with most new businesses; we had no clue if it would fly or not. But from the beginning, we asked for our community’s involvement as we strove to provide an easy and safe place for our community news, events, classifieds, photos and much more. And you responded in full.
We know we didn’t do a perfect job. But you were always understanding; knowing that we did have limited staff and resources. No one was a professional here. We had to adjust our way of doing things and our way of thinking minute by minute. There are times getting the truth of “hard” news is difficult to come by. But our biggest asset has been reporting the news of our “community”. Nothing is ever too big or too small to post and we think you appreciate that.
Now, believe it or not, it is five years later and we are still a partnership. The Lord has blessed us with an ever-growing number of viewers, contributors and sponsors, with an average of over 650,000 page views per month.
It was a lucky day for us when our assistant, J.J. Ford, walked in, January 2007, at our new office on the square and said she would like to work for us. Her computer knowledge is extensive as well as her ability to work with the public.
Now we are happy to tell you that we are turning over the torch of ownership and management to J.J. This was not an easy decision. But it is the right time for her and has become the right time for us.
J.J.’s mother, Vickie (Sample) Martin has just retired from the Workforce Center and will come on board to work with her. Our other assistant, Leah Williams, will remain also. Richard will be available as a consultant as needed.
Knowing that J.J. will operate SCT with the same vision will make this transition a much easier one and we believe it will go on to be even bigger and better.
We say again, Thank You all from the bottom of our hearts for your contributions, assistance, patience and understanding. We asked that you continue to be there for J.J. and we know you will.
Richard & Rita Hughes