Letter from the Editor: Southern Torch is Still Here for You

Letter from the Editor: Southern Torch is Still Here for You

By Marla Jones, Managing Editormarla@southerntorch.com

The focus of Southern Torch is the same as it has always been- ensuring that you have the most up-to-date and reliable news available.

In these uncertain times, we want to let you, our readers know that we will do everything possible to update the latest information regarding the coronavirus, not to spread panic but to keep you informed. 

On a personal note, the past few weeks have been challenging for me.  I have struggled with my responsibilities as the Managing Editor of Southern Torch to report on these cases and my own personal fear. I have dealt with panic and anxiety regarding the current situation of our World. 

On a brighter note, I have seen our nation, state and community join together in a way that has not happened since the attack on 9/11. 

On my way home from work, I have noticed more people outside playing with family.  People are hiking and enjoying the beauty that DeKalb County and the surrounding areas have to offer. The world has slowed down a little and we are beginning to realize the things in life that really matter, our family and our loved ones. 

If one thing comes from this terrible virus, it will be that people are beginning to love each other again. We are becoming more involved with our community. Volunteers throughout DeKalb have made a difference and we appreciate you.  In the coming days, we will highlight your efforts in our paper. 

Due to social distancing, many were unable to attend their places of worship.  On Sunday, our Facebook was flooded with services allowing people a chance, to worship,  As a country, we are turning to God in our time of need. 

My advice to you is to remain calm, enjoy this added time you have with family and know that Southern Torch will be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed. 

The strength of our forefathers remains embedded in our country today therefore I know we will survive and be stronger in the end.

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