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Newspaper delivery delayed by winter weather
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The ice and snow that pelted Warren County on Thursday forced businesses and government offices around the community to close.

It also prevented Friday’s edition of the Southern Standard from being delivered on time.

Due to icy roads and hazardous driving conditions Thursday night, Standard officials made the decision to keep our route carriers safe. Friday’s edition wasn’t delivered as usual and is instead being delivered along with Sunday’s newspaper.

“City, county and state offices all closed Thursday to keep their employees safe,” said Standard publisher Patricia Zechman. “Schools were closed too. We decided to err on the side of caution and not put our drivers in a dangerous situation. Motorists were being urged to stay off the roads. We didn’t think it was a good idea to ignore that advice and put a fleet of route carriers out on rural roads in the middle of a freezing night.”

All the stories included in Friday’s edition were uploaded to our website at their usual time so the Standard’s online service was never disrupted. The Standard’s website is a great way to keep up with the news as it happens at

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers,” said Zechman. “Our phones were ringing all day Friday till 5 p.m. from people wanting to let us know they didn’t receive their Friday paper. We’re sorry they weren't able to be delivered on time and we hope everyone understands why.”