Despite the best efforts of both The Greeneville Sun and the newspaper's independent distributors, many of our valued subscribers were unable to receive Friday's home-delivered copy of the newspaper as distributors struggled with icy and unsafe driving conditions.
Only about 20 percent of the Sun's independent distributors were able to deliver Friday's newspaper, said Dale Long, the newspaper's director of printing & distribution.
"We also made an effort to deliver newspapers on Friday to the vending boxes and dealers in downtown," Long said.
Every effort will be made to deliver the weekend edition of The Greeneville Sun on Saturday, Long said in an interview late Friday afternoon.
The weekend edition of the Sun was printed earlier than usual Friday night in an effort to accomplish this goal.
However, Long said, "If road conditions are poor on Saturday, we're advising carriers not to attempt delivery of the newspaper, for their safety, until after daybreak."
He noted that Friday's newspaper would be delivered along with the weekend edition of the Sun.
"We're hoping that by sometime Saturday, every home subscriber will receive their Friday and weekend editions of the paper," Long stated.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the distributors do their best, while keeping themselves safe, during this ice storm.