Georgetown is constantly evolving and changing, and the Georgetown Times also changes with the times. Over the past 15 to 20 years, the world has become a much different place than it used to be.
Beginning in March we will no longer publish a Monday issue of the newspaper.
For our subscribers who have pre-paid subscriptions, we will automatically extend the term for the number of issues you’ve paid for. Since we will have one-third fewer editions per week your subscription will last one-third longer.
Many readers can remember years past when we published twice a week and this frequency will bring back memories. It is closer to what is typical of a paper in a community our size where weekly papers are standard.
Even with one less edition per week, we will be reaching far, far more readers than we ever had before. How can this be?
Where once we had just the Georgetown Times, now The Georgetown Times continues to reach more Georgetown area readers than any other paper. Then we’ve also added the weekly Waccamaw Times, which is received in more Neck households by far than other paper. We have also grown digitally. We routinely exceed 40,000 unique visitors online monthly and have more than 7,300 fans of our Facebook page and we are closing in on 1,000 Twitter followers as well.
It is also worth noting that a reduction in frequency does not mean a reduction in quantity or quality of news. Our reporters will write just as much, so we expect to have stronger news products on Wednesday and Friday.
As everyone knows who buys gas or groceries or pays utility bills, prices have gone up. One benefit of this change allows us to offer a lower subscription rate. If you are not currently a subscriber we hope you will consider the convenience of having us delivered.
We are committed to continuing to deliver the news to our faithful subscribers and readers and for our advertisers. We will include the stories in our Wednesday and Friday editions that have been in the Monday paper. The Web sites
and our “Georgetown Times” Facebook page will still bring you news as up-to-date as we can manage it.
It hasn’t been so long ago that we and other newspapers used Linotype machines to compose our pages. They spit out hot lead type that was used to print the news of the day.
Now, we use computers, digital cameras, laptops, the Internet and Facebook to share news with the community.
We will remain the newspaper of record for Georgetown County, and we’ll keep you informed about what’s happening in the community.
We’re proud of our award-winning staff of news and design people, marketing representatives and all the others who make it possible for you to stay posted on the news of the day.
Since May 1798 the Georgetown Times has kept abreast of local news. We are the oldest continuously-published newspaper in South Carolina.
We don’t do hot type any more, but we are the source of community news.
If you haven’t already done so, we recommend you “Like” us on Facebook, read our Web site, and most importantly buy a subscription. Let the advertisers know you appreciate their support of the economic engine that is the Georgetown Times and its affiliated companies.
And at any time we’d like to hear from you. Contact information for our staff members is listed on Page 4 of every issue of the paper.
Let us know what’s on your mind, and keep on reading to find out what’s up in Georgetown County.
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