Depending on when you receive The News-Banner, you will probably have crossed that threshold into 2014. Let me first take this opportunity to thank you for supporting this newspaper in 2013 and ask for your continued support in 2014.
As we approach this New Year let’s hope and pray for a blessed year that brings more unity. I pray for unity among our local, state and national leaders (especially our national leaders). Speaking of unity, our local elected officials seem to cooperate and work with each other very well. I personally believe this has been a major contributing factor to Baxley and Appling County continuing on a strong path during recent years compared to some communities in our area that have lost major industry and business during this economic downturn. Let me offer appreciation to these elected officials for this spirit of cooperation and encourage you to stay on this path.
However, there are still many in this community that are hurting so let’s also do our part to help a neighbor in need when possible in 2014. A good way to help is to support local organizations such as the Appling County Food Bank and other local charities.
May God bless each of you and we look forward to serving you in 2014. Please remember to not drink and drive during the holiday.