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Herald Will Move To New Location

Herald Will Move To New Location

Staff Report

WATER VALLEY – After just over four decades of doing business at 500 North Main, the Herald will move several doors down this weekend.

    “We plan to open for business Monday morning at 416 North Main Street,” Editor David Howell said about the transition. The new building is located just south of the current building in the same row of structures. It previously housed Top Dog frame shop.

    “This move will be much less labor-intensive than the move in 1966,” Howell said. The 1966 move involved transporting heavy press equipment with a wrecker.

    “This time we can carry the computers down the street to the new location,” Howell said. Herald staff and volunteers will spend the weekend moving equipment.

    “Technology has changed drastically in the last four decades, and our current newspaper operation requires much less space,” Howell said about the move.

    As with any move, customers may notice a few small glitches during the transition.

    “If you send us a fax or e-mail, it might not hurt to give us a call to make sure we received it,” Howell continued.  

    Following the move, future plans at the Herald adding customer conveniences such as options to pay with a credit or debit card.

    “The business world is constantly evolving and we feel that making changes is vital to our future,” Howell said.

    Herald customers can expect to see the same friendly faces at the new location including Howell, Office Manager Betty Shearer, Reporter Jack Gurner and Graphic Artist Melody Smith.

    “We would like to invite everyone to come by and see us in our new location,” Howell said.

    “Our contact information will remain the same,” Howell said. The Herald’s mailing address is P.O. Box 648, Water Valley and the phone number is 662-473-1473. E-mail addresses will also remain unchanged.

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