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Nick Nunn, Nunnsense

Nick Nunn, Nunnsense

By Nick Nunn, Columnist

There are some weeks when a weekly paper can’t do justice to the developments going on in the community.

For Morgan County sports – basketball, in particular – this was definitely one of those weeks.

As I sat down on Tuesday morning to write out the developments of the Hoop Dogs and Lady Dogs during the past week, I initially forgot that I had not yet reported on the boys’ and girls’ 8-AAA Region Championships, which they earned last Tuesday night in Hart County.

Instead, I was thinking about the Dogs’ most recent victories in the first round – and for the girls, the second round – of the state playoffs.

In fact, by the time this paper appears on the streets and then in your mailbox, kind reader, it will already have fallen behind the recent news related to Morgan County basketball.

The boys will have taken on East Hall for their second-round bout on Tuesday night, and the girls’ game in the third round will either be a couple of hours away or a couple of hours past.

But what is a poor weekly newspaper to do in a daily world that sometimes feels like in can pack in eight or nine 24-hour blocks where before only seven could fit?

Well, the good thing is that weeks like this don’t come along very often – although we are lucky when they do – so the wait for a print copy does not seem so burdensome to the reader.

However, the Citizen has a couple of immediate outlets for when the news is so hot that it just can’t wait: Facebook and Twitter.

I know that I mention often at the end of stories that we will post scores on these social media sites – and that I sometimes fail to live up to that obligation – but there you can at least read a likely headline for the event, even if you’ll have to wait until next Thursday for the full details.

And for you skeptics that believe you are too far out of the technology mainstream to keep up with a Facebook or Twitter account, dipping your feet into the social media experience becomes quite simple after a short period of getting accustomed to the program.

A couple of years ago, my grandmother, who hadn’t owned an internet-ready computer in her life went from starting her Facebook account to having more friends that I in a matter of days.

So, if you haven’t done so already, consider liking the Morgan County Citizen on Facebook or following us on Twitter for up-to-date news flashes and reminders all throughout the week

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