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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.

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Editor: Paul McManis
Content Editor: Tracy Russell
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  1. Jim & Daphne Henderson permalink
    September 14, 2011 6:34 am

    Paul,
    We enjoy this paper and sincerely wish the best for it….already it is superior to the Courier in content and depth as well as pictures. Please persevere and stick it out for the long run….nothing but success lies ahead for you !
    Jim & Daphne Henderson

    • September 17, 2011 12:51 pm

      I appreciate the kind comment. As far as superiority, I don’t know that, but I do know we try the best to share the news of the community to the people who live here. Thank you for using us as your Vinton County news source.

  2. Margaret Potter Winters permalink
    September 30, 2011 10:27 pm

    I agree with Jimmy, no need to get the courier since your column was the best part of the paper, it doesn’t hurt that i have known your family years and have walked to the store from where Penny Fairchild lives now many times growing up. Keep it up Paul!!!!

    • Sharon permalink
      December 31, 2011 8:42 pm

      I also agree with Jim and Daphne and Margaret….No offense to anyone but I won’t WASTE my 50 cents on the courier…not enough Vinton County news to read about….I am so impressed with the GREAT JOB you are doing by keeping us Vintion County Citizens informed and updated on whats going on in our county…..I for one so enjoy your page and am so proud of you for your accomplishments……please keep this going as its the best thing I’ve seen come to Vinton County as far as news and great articles are concerned…..Thank you so much for doing the job you do and keeping us informed on whats going on in our county…….

  3. Brandi Pinkstock permalink
    November 7, 2011 8:34 am

    Congratulations to the winner. All the costumes i saw this year was really a sight to see. I enjoy so much every year watching the little ones dress up and the smiles on their faces as they receive their treats. I saw many creative costumes this year. It was a wonderful day watching the street fill up with the trick or treaters.

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