Jon has spent more than a decade in journalism, starting in 2001 at the University of Alabama's student newspaper, The Crimson White, as a staff writer; he later moved up the ranks to become news director. Shortly after graduating from Alabama in 2004 with a bachelor's in Telecommunications and Film, he began his professional career in Bartow County, Ga., serving as the education reporter for The Daily Tribune News in Cartersville until November 2010. Jon has earned a total of six journalism awards during his time in collegiate and professional journalism.
Jon serves as the editor of Dallas-Hiram Patch and West Cobb Patch.
When he is not on the work clock, Jon is hanging out or going to the movies with friends, watching Alabama football or any Atlanta sports team, or catching up on video games or whatever is on his DVR at the time.
You can reach Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-608-8048.
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I consider myself conservative on fiscal issues, and Libertarian on most personal issues.
I was raised Catholic, but today find myself content with simply living a good life rather than adhering to the rules and schedule of any one religion. I respect the religious beliefs of others, and I approve of the good works people do for their church, or just for the good of the people.
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As a newcomer to Paulding County, I'm still trying to get a feel for what's on the community's mind. I'm always open for a discussion of important issues, and I'll listen to anyone who has put serious thoughts behind their beliefs.