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Welcome Acworth Patch's New Editor

It's a farewell from Acworth Patch's founding editor Angela Chao, and a welcome for new editor Rodney Thrash.

For the past two years, I've had the honor to serve as your editor for Acworth Patch and meet so many amazing characters in such a wonderful community. This community means so much to me, and it's only appropriate that I write this letter to let you know that this is my last day at Acworth Patch. Starting Monday, Oct. 1, I'll be overseeing Smyrna-Vinings Patch and helping out with South Cobb Patch.

While it's a farewell from me, it's also a welcome to Rodney Thrash, an outstanding colleague of mine who will become your new editor. So please give him a warm welcome, and continue to support Acwoth Patch so that this site we built together as a community can grow even more.

I want to thank everyone of you in the Acworth community for your support, constructive criticism and trust. Without you, Acworth Patch wouldn't be where it is today, and for that, thank you, thank you, thank you!

It has been a pleasure seeing your friendly faces around town and hearing your stories. This is not goodbye, it's see you around! If you ever see me around Acworth (or who knows where), please don't hesitate to stop by and say hi!

Dear Acworth, thank you very much for everything. You'll always hold a special place in my heart.

Jimmy Durham September 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Thank you for the good work in Acworth and good luck in your new venture.
Jimmy Durham September 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Would like to meet new editor sometime.
Angela Chao (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Thanks so much, Jimmy! I'll make sure Rodney has your contact info.
Ceci September 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Angela, Thank you for everything you've done at Acworth Patch. You've made such a difference in this community. We'll miss you.
Bob September 28, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Thank YOU, Angela! The Patch has been so different from any other media outlet I used to getting news from, your reports have been such a breath of fresh air. Hate to see you go, but good luck with your new role.
Alex Carroll September 28, 2012 at 02:30 PM
You've been amazing! Thanks so much Angela and wish you all the success!
Katie September 28, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Angela, I miss you already!
jeremy_d September 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM
You've done an outstanding job! At least she's still with Patch, and we're not losing her to some other media. I guess I'll actually care more about Smyrna-Vinings and South Cobb from now on? And welcome to Acworth, Rodney!
Kelly Dinatti September 28, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Can't make it today - would like to meet new editor sometime. We moved to Acworth in May and have been able to find out about our new home through the Patch.
David Burdette September 28, 2012 at 08:51 PM
From the bottom of our North Cobb American Legion Post 304, Angela, thanks for what you've done for us and good luck in your new role(s). Welcome to Rodney Thrash ... you've got big shoes to fill.
David Burdette September 28, 2012 at 08:52 PM
OOps! Meant to say "from the bottom of our North Cobb American Legion Post 304 hearts,"
Angela Chao (Editor) September 29, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Thank you all so much for your support and kind words! Really appreciate it!
Mylon Gramling October 01, 2012 at 05:49 PM
AWESOME NEWS!
Dwight Carter October 01, 2012 at 06:54 PM
God bless you, Angela! Thank you for contributing to the amazing Acworth community!
Rodney Thrash October 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Thank you, Jeremy!
Rodney Thrash October 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Thank you, David!
Rodney Thrash October 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Look forward to meeting you, Kelly!

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