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Light-up McIntosh December 15

Light-up McIntosh will begin at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. The event will host Santa Clause and an area choir from six local churches will sing.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sun story mentions McIntosh Mirror

I had a nice surprise this morning when I scanned the front page of the campus version of The Gainesville Sun and saw that the McIntosh blog was mentioned in a story about blogging turning 10 years old.

In case you missed the paper version, check the story out: Blogging booming at age 10

posted by Cher @ 4:56 PM,


At   October 12, 2007 9:43 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Cher, the Star Banner carried a rewrite of gville paper---------great job

At   October 13, 2007 9:39 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Very nice indeed.

At   October 13, 2007 6:08 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...


At   October 15, 2007 10:31 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I read the story last week and I am pleased you are being noticed by your peers. As you progress towards your Master degree your reporting allows citizens unable to attend meeting to be informed of what the issues are in the Town of McIntosh.

Frank Ciotti

At   October 17, 2007 12:09 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Go, Cher! :)


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I'm Cher From McIntosh, FL I'm a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a master's degree in Mass Communication. While I was finishing my undergrad degree in journalism last year, I reported on McIntosh, Fla. for an in-depth reporting class. I figured that the reporting and the public record files should go somewhere people can access them. Reporters don't report to keep the information they find to themselves. Some of that reporting is included here in a forum that allows response. McIntosh suffers because with no news coverage, the local government and the rumor mill have too much potential to run rampant over residents. I moved to McIntosh in the fall of 1999. My profile

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