It’s been a long time coming, but we finally made the move.

For the past nine years, we have been publishing the Mingo Messenger, which is full of local community news, information, and sports. We make the general public aware of political information that affects their lives.

We publish religious events and news whether it’s of commercial or social nature. We inform the general public of current happenings, announcements of birth, weddings, anniversaries and sadly, deaths as well. The Mingo Messenger includes advertisements and inserts full of coupons each week as well as other notices of legal or general matter. We bring you local and state updates from lawmakers and delegates who have their finger on the pulse of the community and state.

The Mingo Messenger is circulated throughout the entire county. It’s delivered through the U.S. Postal Service. And you can get a copy at any one of the many retail outlets as well as coin boxes throughout the county.

We have been publishing for nine years and look forward to many more. Thanks to you, the reader who consciously chooses to be duly informed about the happenings in our community, we re able to continue to provide this information. We have dedicated, professional employees who take their roles in providing news and information very seriously. That’s why we show up at events and meetings and ask the hard questions.

We have been, and are committed to, continuing this relationship.  We opened up an office in Williamson, 84 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 11 last week. At that office, which will be staffed, you can come by and get a paper, subscribe, drop off pictures or announcements, inquire about almost anything and with any luck, a hot cup of coffee will be ready for you.

As publisher of this newspaper, I see the value of being embedded into a community. We have been for nine years; this new office further shows our commitment to you the reader and our great advertisers.

Over the course of those nine years, I have met many great people in the Tug Valley and I’m looking forward to meeting more. I see the potential that Williamson has and I choose to be part of that growth.

I want to thank our advertisers who understand the value of community journalism and that people actually choose to buy our paper. I want to thank the leaders of the county and cities, because they truly are looking to make all of Mingo successful.  I want to thank our employees; Bruce Justice and Terry May who work tirelessly to cover the entire county. Trevor Thacker who covers sports and all the activities in the community and Peggy Bailey who strives for perfection with her advertisers.

Lastly, I want to thank you the reader. I look forward to meeting each of you. I realize this sounds like a political campaign, but I promise, I’m not running for any office. At this point my only desire is to continue to bring you the most credible news, sports and information as possible. For updates check our website at,

Thanks for reading the Mingo Messenger.

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