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Goodbye, Connect: Hard endings, new beginnings


July 15, 2014

    I’ve always hated goodbyes.
    I suppose they’re a natural part of life, yes, but realizing that has never made it any easier for me to endure the fear that accompanies the unknown, the anxiety that comes along with changebeginning the moment I say goodbye to an important part of my life.
    I began my tenure as editor of Connect Statesboro a little more than three years ago in April 2011. Since then, you, the amazing, loyal readers of this weekly publication, have learned a little more about me through this column each week. You celebrated with me when Matthew asked me to marry him, and you congratulated us when we tied the knot. You worried along with us when our cat Darla ran away from home, and you, too, breathed a sigh of relief when we found her and brought her home. You crossed your fingers for us when we decided to rescue a shelter dog from death row, and you have followed along as we’ve done our best to teach that pup some manners.
    You and I have celebrated graduations and holidays together. We have taken in some pretty awesome live shows, and our beloved Georgia Southern Eagles have both broken our hearts and made us proud. We’ve watched our cozy town of Statesboro continue to grow, while at the same time, our hearts have ached at the loss of some once-cherished landmarks.
    We’ve spent the last three years together, and now it’s time for me to say goodbye.
    I’ve accepted a full-time position on the Statesboro Herald side of things, which means it’s time for me to move to a desk across the office and hand over the reins of Connect to someone else. That someone’s name is Brittani Howell, and believe me, she’s going to do an amazing job. I have no doubt Brittani has some exciting things up her sleeve, and Connect is only going to get better with her in the driver’s seat.
    I hate goodbyes, but I’m so excited for what’s ahead. Thank you, readers, for coming along for the ride over the past three years. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.

    This week is the last week Linsay Cheney Rudd will be the editor of Connect Statesboro, but she’ll always love hearing from readers! Get in touch with her at lrudd@statesboroherald.com.w

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