Routinely we hear that newspapers only print the bad news. And indeed there is quite a bit of bad news that makes the headlines. It's the newspaper's job to report the happenings in its coverage area -- the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. Readers then can make informed opinions on how they view the events of the day.
However, one will find a great proportion of good news routinely in The Observer. Perhaps it's just human nature and life being somewhat of an adversary system that the bad news may impact us more on certain days. From that, perceptions are developed and sometimes repeated in a "they say" mode.
To show that our community is awash in good news and that these events have been detailed on our news pages, The Observer has published a section beginning on page 4A of Saturday's newspaper called Good News Colquitt County. Basically, it's a sampling of the positive events recorded on our news pages in just the past six months. Keep in mind that this is only a sampling. A more complete report would have required 10 times the space allotted.
Perhaps in collecting such a large sampling of this positive news into one section, we can illustrate that good news does happen and is reported in large measure. As well, it brings into focus a composite that should make our community feel good about its vibrancy.
The Moultrie Observer