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Gutknecht: One year older, hopefully a little wiser

As another birthday comes and goes, I am left thinking back on the previous year and the lessons I have learned along the way. 

In a profession like mine, I am always learning and always hoping to improve my craft. In the past year, I am happy to say that I’ve done just that. 

I’ve always said the art of journalism is being able to thoroughly explain the process of buying a home without actually have gone through the process personally. In the past year, not only have I bought my first home, but I have also had the opportunity to learn more about other aspects of my coverage area to help me serve the readers better. 

In the past year, I have also seen growth in your favorite community newspaper, through the audience reach, publication additions and overall product improvement. This is a product I am truly proud to produce for you each and every week. 

The Covington News has served this community for more than 100 years and even though I have not been around that long, I am eager to continue to learn of its rich history. 

Thank you for continuing to allow me in your home each and every week. I’ll see you next week! 

Jackie Gutknecht is the editor and publisher of The Covington News. She can be reached at or 770-728-1409. Twitter: @jackieg1991