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CrossRoadsNews delivers final print edition to south DeKalb

Today is the last day the CrossRoadsNews newspaper will be dropped off at locations across south DeKalb County. The paper’s publisher recently decided to cut costs by ending the printed edition and going online only.

“It was a good run, but our time is up,” read the headline on a post by editor and publisher Jennifer Parker explaining the changes impacting the free, weekly publication.

Declining advertising made it impossible to continuing paying the costs of printing and distributing the paper, Parker said. 

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The newspaper also joined others blaming President Donald Trump’s taxes on newsprint for accelerating changes.

“What pushed us over the edge this year was those Trump tariffs on Canadian mills,” Parker said.

Her plan is to continuing posting updates about local governments and community events on CrossRoadsNews.com. But that still requires enough advertising revenue to sustain the 23-year-old publication.

“It’s all a matter of economics,” she said.

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