The title atop the column in this space two decades ago was, “The rollercoaster ride begins.”
It was my first column in the first issue of this newspaper — Feb. 10, 1993.
Most of the names on that first masthead are gone, including one signally important one — Dave Hamrick, the first managing editor of what was then called The Fayette Citizen.
He died in 2002 at age 51 as he was playing soccer in a local over-40 league, after getting the paper out earlier that Tuesday. After getting the paper out. Read More»