Saying goodbye to a Banner-News reporter

Banner-News reporter Lauren Martin, who joined our staff in April 2010, will bid us adieu after today. We’re proud to announce, however, that Lauren will remain in the Wehco Media family as she assumes the position of general assignment reporter with our sister newspaper, the El Dorado News-Times, tomorrow.

Lauren came to us as a new graduate of Southern Arkansas University, and has spent the past year honing her skills in community news reporting. Her husband, Clayton, whom she married just weeks after beginning her journalism career at the Banner-News, is a current student of SAU, and the couple plans to continue living in Magnolia for the time being, Lauren tells us. (We’re certainly proud to be able to continue to count Lauren and Clayton among our census numbers!)

We’ve enjoyed working with Lauren, and we’re positive the community has enjoyed getting to know her, too. We at the Banner-News wish her all the best in her new role in El Dorado, and we look forward to continuing to see her byline on articles in The Sunday News!

If you happen to stop by our offices at 130 S. Washington today, don’t forget to wish her the best! And tomorrow, be sure to look for our announcement of her replacement!

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