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One-page Sunday Comics to make debut next week
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The Standard is downsizing to a one-page Sunday Comics section beginning next week. The full four-page section will still be posted on our website.

As businesses begin reopening across our community, the Southern Standard will continue to follow Gov. Bill Lee’s guidelines for sheltering in place by keeping our building unavailable to the public.

A number of our employees work offsite, while a very small contingent work from our College Street address. Those staff members are here to take yard sales, subscriptions or to respond to the public’s news coverage and business needs. Our reporters have continued to be out covering news around the community.

The Standard looks forward to re-establishing our contact with the public and our readers. However, we are looking at safety first for our customers and employees.

We do maintain a drop box at the front door which is a receptacle for puzzle entries, subscription payments and other needs. If you have a request that must be met in person, call our office at 473-2191 and we will arrange a time to come to the lobby. Please wear face covering.

We appreciate the community’s continued support.

In a modification readers may notice in next Sunday’s edition, our Sunday Comics section will be reduced to one page. We realize some readers enjoy the Sunday Comics and this is only being done as a cost-saving measure as we continue to produce a first-rate newspaper without the benefit of any federal stimulus assistance.

For readers who like the current four-page Sunday Comics format, it will still be available on our website, Anyone who has a newspaper subscription also gets full access to our website.