We want to remind you changes are coming.

Beginning June 1, The Tifton Gazette will no longer publish Friday and Sunday printed editions.

But that does not mean less news.

Most mornings we send out email newsletters with links to all the most recent news and information on our website. We’ve been doing that for years and will continue to do so.

If you have not signed up for the newsletter, please contact editor Stuart Taylor at stuart.taylor@gaflnews.com.

We will continue to publish a print edition on Wednesdays.

Moving forward, we are placing even greater emphasis on our coverage, the amount of local news coverage and the quality of those reports.

Every day we will be publishing online at www.tiftongazette.com throughout the day, just like we’ve done for years.

We are making these changes to the frequency of print editions, right along with newspapers across our state and nation, because it must be done. Our business has been dramatically disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown.

We are also having to change our delivery method and we will be delivering your newspaper through the mail. You will receive your Wednesday print newspaper on the same day as normal, right to your mailbox.

The printed product is expensive to produce and deliver. As newspapers have been evolving during the past decade toward digital publication, many had already reduced, and some even eliminated, print publication. COVID-19 has accelerated that evolution at a pace we would have never imagined. As businesses closed their doors during the shelter in place order, advertising revenue — our most significant source of revenue — quickly evaporated.

In order for us to remain sustainable, and save your local newspaper, we have had to make these decisions.

As a subscriber, you will still have access to news, features and sports coverage on our website www.tiftongazette.com every day of the week. If you need assistance activating digital access, send us an email at ttg.circulation@gaflnews.com.

So many people have asked us what they can do to help the newspaper. We simply ask that if you have a business, see the benefit in advertising and can afford to do so, please advertise (laurie.gay@gaflnews.com).

If you, as a reader, find value in the news and information we provide and can afford to do so, please subscribe: https://www.tiftongazette.com/subscriptions/.

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