Reluctant to say goodbye

I'm reluctant at a time like this to announce I'm leaving the Log Cabin Democrat.

There is much to be done with reporting on and lifting up the community as it recovers from one of the most destructive and deadly tornadoes in Arkansas' recent history, but plans have been in motion for me to move from Arkansas to join The Times, Shreveport, La.

I'll be serving as the newspaper's Community Connections Editor.

For the Times I'll do some of what I was able to do with the Log Cabin Democrat in being an advocate for the community and for the newspaper while understanding the two are more powerful when working together.

The job will have some more responsibilities that will challenge me in new ways, and the experience will help me learn more about our business by seeing it and partnerships at work in another market and state.

But it is a hard time to leave the Log Cabin Democrat and Faulkner County.

I see great things happening in the near future at the Log Cabin, and I wish I could be part of the execution.

Whether I'm here or not, those good things will come to pass.

Faulkner County is where my family is, and I'll be able to visit often.

For a time, Shreveport is my 3.5 hours away home-away-from-home, and I'm anxious to grow and work there.

My sincere thanks are due to our readers, who helped me get a great start in the newspaper business.

I am forever grateful to and will miss the people I've had the pleasure of working with inside the walls of the Log Cabin Democrat and outside in the field.

My last official day is Thursday, May 1, but please feel free to contact me for any reason via email at courtneyism@gmail.com.

Connect with me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/courtneyism, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/courtneyspradlinreporter.

The Log Cabin Democrat and its editorial and promotion teams are doing excellent work, and you can follow that work at www.thecabin.net; on the Log Cabin Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LogCabinDemocrat; or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lcdonline.

 

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Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 04/30/14 - 05:59 pm
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Good luck

Courtney.

Courtney Spradlin
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Courtney Spradlin 04/30/14 - 06:57 pm
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Thank you Mr. Fudd. Can't

Thank you Mr. Fudd. Can't wait to be an official commenter alongside you. c;

sevenof400
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sevenof400 04/30/14 - 10:09 pm
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And one by one, the ladies of the LCD......

....slowly fade away.
Never to be forgotten, but missed nonetheless.
We seldom agreed Courtney but I always enjoyed reading your perspective.
I hope you find more success and happiness in your new role.

Courtney Spradlin
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Courtney Spradlin 05/01/14 - 03:25 pm
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Thanks for reading, seven.

Thanks for reading, seven. I've had a lot of fun talking with you all.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/01/14 - 08:57 am
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Great

Now I have to get a posting account at another newspaper.

"Spradlin, what's this about ninjas?"

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 05/01/14 - 09:27 am
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^THIS

And she thought Conway had a large population of Pontiac Sunfires.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/01/14 - 12:55 pm
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chillax

Boostah shot all the ninjas and sold the Sunfire.

Life is good in Conway again.

reader
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reader 05/01/14 - 10:08 am
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We'll miss your perspective

and appreciate your time with us here. Good luck in your new environs.

alipage72
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alipage72 05/01/14 - 10:36 am
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Good luck

It was really nice to meet you and I do hope you get to grow as a reporter and truly enjoy this next journey in your career. It's always exciting to feel like you're advancing in your career. I hope Shreveport treats you well and hope you keep in touch with your friends here.

Courtney Spradlin
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Courtney Spradlin 05/01/14 - 03:26 pm
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Thank you Ms. Page. Great to

Thank you Ms. Page. Great to meet you.

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