Journal printed early due to storm

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For the first time ever, The Journal moved up deadlines and printed early due to extreme weather conditions being forecast for the Southeast including upstate South Carolina. The Feb. 12 issue of The Journal, which normally would have been printed on Wednesday, was printed on Tuesday. Managing Editor David Meade said the decision was made Monday in an effort to have as many subscribers receive their newspaper before conditions prevented delivery and possibly delayed delivery for several days.

The Journal relies on the the US Postal Service to deliver our subscriber copies. Most local subscribers did receive their copy before postal carriers were called back in Wednesday to deteriorating driving conditions.

Newstand copies were also available on Tuesday evening.

“We hope you received your Journal in a timely manner and stayed safe and warm during the winter weather that shut down the area this week,” Meade said.

The Journal also asked Facebook friends to post their favorite snow pictures on The Journal Facebook page. “The response was tremendous. We received some great photos from our readers and Facebook friends,” Meade said.

Some of our favorites will be published in the Feb. 19 issue of The Journal.