The Commoner Journal was created in August 2011 for the purpose of bringing up-to-date, web-based news to the communities of Vinton County. The Commoner Journal is a news source put together by the common man, for the common man. The mission of this site is to go beyond being a source of news for the county. It is to be an online community that connects the people of the county to one another and gives them a place to share their thoughts and ideas with other residents like themselves. This is news. This is community. This is Vinton County — online.