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Looking back on Year 1 with the Post…

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 8:14 am

When I say it’s been a break-neck pace for us over the past year, I’m not kidding.
Last July, our world was turned upside down with the closure of our previous publication and in the weeks that followed, we were lucky enough to build something special from the ground up.
Here we are, wrapping up the school year and finally, we can have a bit of a breather.
Sometimes, I look back and am not sure how I’m able to juggle a full-time day job, balance the sports coverage in the Bedford County Post and follow it up with the coverage in the Marshall County Post.
It certainly takes its toll on you, but one thing I’ve learned over the years, nothing I accomplish could be done without the best team in the business.
From our pagination crew of Mary Cook and Carol Spray, to our General Manager, Diandra Womble, to those of us on the front lines covering sports each and every day of the week, Kacy Kincaid, Dennis Holley, Rickey Clardy and Gary Johnson, it truly takes a village to do what we do.
But most importantly of all, it takes you, the reader.
Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t be able to continue delivering the news.
This is a passion of mine. There’s a rush I can’t really describe in running to three different games in one night, staying up past midnight and getting the final edits completed on that last story of the night.
Following the madness of spring sports comes the lull in activities on the sports front.
I’ve got to say, I’ve done this for 14 years now and it’s always a weird adjustment from having almost too much content to cover, to having to scrap and find local content to produce.
It’s a weird change, but honestly, it’s a nice chance to recharge the batteries before ramping up our fall preview coverage.
So from the thrills of covering Cascade football, to watching the county wrestlers forge toward the state tournament, to following the Community Viqueen softball team this spring—it’s been a ride.
While we work through our log of sports features in the coming weeks, we want to know—what do you want to see in your Bedford County Post?
Where can we improve?
What did you like? What did you dislike?
As we move forward into Year 2 of our adventure with the Post, we want to make sure we can deliver the best possible local news.
Chris Siers is sports editor of the Bedford County Post. Email him at