We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Seated, from left: Jenna Wood, office manager, Roger Thorne, reporter, and Aimee Wilson, owner/editor. Back: Ron Gholson, news editor/reporter, Jessica Cannon, sports reporter, Jim Kilgore, reporter, Melanie Skillman, graphic designer, and Cheryl Helton, reporter.

Seated, from left: Jenna Wood, office manager, Roger Thorne, reporter, and Aimee Wilson, owner/editor. Back: Ron Gholson, news editor/reporter, Jessica Cannon, sports reporter, Jim Kilgore, reporter, Melanie Skillman, graphic designer, and Cheryl Helton, reporter.

This fashionably clad bunch of newspaper folks wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.

We invite you to enjoy the artwork of Blount County second graders in our annual Christmas greetings special (section B). We could only choose a few to print, but all the submitted artwork is available to enjoy on our Facebook page.

Roger’s Ramblings (page A2) will give you a peek inside our newspaper world.

The holiday means we have to get the paper finished early, but the next two weeks’ issues will still arrive in your mailbox or on your newsstand at the regular time on Wednesday.

Enjoy and thanks for reading The Blount Countian!