McDONOUGH - There is no vacation for the local sports journalist who finds home and solace in the fields at a local high school or a gym or the new Gateway Arena.
Without live sports to cover, don't think it's time to just cover hard news and give up on sports coverage. What we get instead now, is the nuts and bolts behind everything that makes it all work.
From the AAU programs in our area that have produced tremendous athletes to the NASCAR drivers who once hailed at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Even the high schoolers who work hard to reach a level of play that not many others are aware of, we've got plenty to cover.
All it means though is that our focus must change just a bit. The Henry Herald and Clayton News are always looking to produce great content on the digital side of things, but I've always wanted more.
In the past, we've produced some audio clips to accompany our articles and even video, but it wasn't consistent. Without sports, it's time to adjust and make these things commonplace.
We've got plenty to do to enhance the coverage of our area. So, don't turn away from your local paper just yet. Instead, watch some things evolve as we look to tell the stories of the community in a new way.
The numerous stories to tell around Henry and Clayton County are still vast. So, let's find a way to capture it all in stride as we look to get out of the field and tell the stories in greater depth of those who are behind the scenes.
Stick with us during this time as we look to do things that have never been done before.
The numerous ways that we can look at this time without sports occurring is an opportunity to try some new things. Plan to tune in while we explore the vast changes we make to bring the world of sports a new light.