The Messenger launches

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 1999

its on-line edition today

Staff Reports

Published Aug. 11, 1999

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The Messenger has served Pike County for the past 133 years, and as we move into the new millennium The Messenger has launched its on-line digital edition. Internet users can surf to for the latest in news, sports and community events as featured in The Messenger.

To celebrate the launch of The Messenger is offering a Trivia Challenge. Each day a local trivia question will appear on the front page of the digital edition. The first person to answer the question correctly via e-mail will win a – Connect t-shirt. To enter just click on the link near the bottom of the trivia question. Make sure to include your name and telephone number so we can contact you when you win.

"The Messenger is excited about the launch of our new on-line edition," said Rick Reynolds, publisher of The Messenger. "We are proud to be able to offer this service to our readers and our community.

"The Messenger has a long-standing history of serving the community, and we’re looking forward to continuing that tradition well into the next century."

Every day Internet users will be able to check out the top stories in news and sports. In addition the digital edition of the Messenger will include Datebook, local editorials, staff columns and obituaries.

Also will include local weather and links to regional news and sports as well as a variety of entertainment related features.

The highlight of our weather page will be illustrations by children in Pike County as they forecast the weather each day. Our weather page will link to local forecasts, satellite image, a Doppler radar and much more.

Our news and sports sections will include top stories for the day as well as top stories from the past week’s editions. Local high school and college football schedules are available. Game highlights and scores will be featured once the season kicks off.

You will also be able to E-mail our staff members simply be clicking on their names. Forms to submit letters to the editor and subscription information will be at your fingertips with The Messenger on-line edition.

Our Classifieds are now on-line as well. If you’re looking for something try The Messenger’s on-line classifieds. If you have something to sell, remember The Messenger on-line classifieds can be accessed by anyone who is browsing the Internet.

Advertising opportunities abound on Ask you advertising representative how to take advantage of this unique opportunity or call Deedie Carter at 670-6305 or e-mail her at

"We urge you to take a look at our on-line edition soon," said Reynolds.

"Let us know what you think about our on-line edition and what you would like to see our on-line edition cover.

"Our new digital edition has plenty to offer so take the time to explore it and enjoy yourself."