So Long for Now, Lilburn, and Thank You

Thank you for the support, and for so much fun.


Dear Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch readers,

I'm sad to tell you that this is my last day as editor of Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.

This has been one of the most gratifying jobs I've had as a journalist. The better part of my career as a reporter and editor before Patch was spent overseas, reporting to readers back home in the U.S. I often thought then how wonderful it would be to be part of a community, to be more than an observant bystander.

Patch gave me the best of both worlds. I was still a reporter, but I was writing about the community where I live, for the people who live there and who are affected, as my family is, by almost everything Patch reports on.

My family moved to Lilburn almost four years ago, and of all the places we've lived, this is without a doubt the most diverse and the most welcoming. I felt at home from the beginning, and thanks to my stint as Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch editor, I've gotten to know so many wonderful people and places I probably never would have discovered otherwise.

I'm sorry to leave now, when Lilburn seems on the cusp of making a big step toward redevelopment. The next few years are going to be exciting, and I look forward to following the happenings on Patch.

Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting Patch. Thank you for answering my questions, returning my calls, answering my emails, for realizing the importance of a local news site for Lilburn.

While the search is on for a replacement editor, Gail Moore will be editing Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch for the next few weeks. You can email your news tips and suggestions to her at monicagail735@gmail.com.

I'll be seeing you around!

Until then, all the very best,

Theresa Waldrop

Leslie Johnson May 11, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Thanks for being a great editor during my freelance days, and becoming such a good friend after I joined Patch full time. You will be missed!
Bonnie May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I'm very sorry to see you go. You've been very responsive to readers, and I appreciate your contact with me regarding the Department of Justice findings on Lilburn. Best wishes for your future endeavors.
Gerald McDowell May 11, 2012 at 05:15 PM
You've been a great asset to the greater Lilburn community.
Kevin Madigan (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Great working with you, Theresa, but it's not over. I'm looking forward to having you as a Tucker Patch freelancer!
Theresa Waldrop May 11, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Thanks, y'all. I'll look forward to filling in where you need me, Kevin and Leslie!
NC Henry May 11, 2012 at 09:19 PM
So sorry to hear you are leaving. You will certainly be missed.
Sarah Bakhtiari (Editor) May 11, 2012 at 09:20 PM
It was wonderful working for you as a freelancer, Theresa. I'm sad to see you go! Please stay in touch.
Thor Johnson May 12, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Thanks for showing up, responding and being fair-minded in your efforts. As I have said more than once… local coverage of what goes on in a community is vital to the health of that community. Thanks for your part in it.
Andrea Brannen May 12, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Thank you for your support of the Lilburn Farmers Marketnand the Lilburn Woman's Club. We will miss your smiling face around Lilburn. Good luck as you move to your next adventure.
Sharon Swanepoel May 12, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Thank you for all the sharing Theresa. You were so great to have as a follow-Patcher. I know we will still be in touch. Good luck!
Janie Ruth June 03, 2012 at 02:27 AM
You are the best, Theresa! So glad to have had the opportunity to meet you.


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