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Pete Egeler
May 1, 2007, 06:53 PM
I'm looking at ways to build a bit of an extra income since I'll go into retirement in a couple more weeks.

Had kind of a "wild hair" idea this afternoon, and thought I'd toss it out here to see how fast it got shot down.. Or, maybe not. :)

In this small East TN county we have two newspapers. Both are weekly with one coming out on Thursday, the other on Friday. That pretty much means that anything that happens after Wednesday evening (press time,) doesn't see the light of day for another week.

I'm kicking around the idea of building an online newspaper, that can be updated daily. As it grows (hopefully) I'd add local business ads, non-
commercial want ads, etc.

With a background in radio/TV, I'm pretty sure I can lay the ground work to build a relationship with the local and county law officers, etc., which would keep me "in the know". Maybe a weekly "reward" offered for the top news tip of the week.

Talk among yourselves, then fire away.


PS: Just bought a new digital camera over the weekend, so I'd be able to add photos too.

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