Progress edition on the way

Published 6:09 am Wednesday, February 7, 2007

By By Kerry Whipple Bean

February may be the shortest month, but the staff at The Brewton Standard packs a lot of work into those days.
We've actually been working for months on our biggest project of the year - our Progress edition.
Progress, a long-held tradition for our newspaper, is a special issue designed to highlight people, places and businesses in our community.
This year we chose a theme - Then and Now - which we hope will bring more interest to our readers. Stories will focus on the past, present and future of local businesses, families, schools and churches.
Have you ever wondered how the T.R. Miller Mill got its start?
Do you know who will be the future leaders of our community?
Have you ever heard about the possibility of Big Foot sightings in our area?
Our Progress edition this year will answer those questions - and more.
This is one of the most important issues of the year, so if you are interested in getting an ad in the section, please contact Marilyn Raines.
We began working on Progress several months ago, but we still have plenty of work to do. Reporters Lydia Grimes, Lisa Tindell and Bruce Hixon are working on stories and taking photos, while Marilyn and Susan Howard are putting together ads to highlight our local businesses. And Debi Pugh is working on selling the edition itself - so if you want it delivered to your door on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 28, please call her.
Progress is something of a yearbook for our community - and this year it will look back as well as look forward.
Kerry Whipple Bean is publisher of The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 251-867-4876 or by e-mail at

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