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URANUS, Mo. – A new newspaper is being launched in Pulaski County.
“The Uranus Examiner.”
That’s the name Natalie Sanders, the managing editor, announced Wednesday afternoon.
“We had thought about Constitution, but most of our, the people who love us, and who were part of coming up with the name, liked the ‘examiner’ better,” Sanders said."
The announcement was made Wednesday at a Chamber of Commerce Luncheon after the Waynesville Daily Guide was shut down by their parent company, GateHouse Media, on Friday.
The the man they consider the “Mayor of Uranus”, Louie Keen, is backing the new weekly newspaper to fill the void left behind by the Waynesville Daily Guide.
Sanders is the former managing editor of the Waynesville Daily Guide. She left the now-defunct paper in June, and had teamed up with the tourist attraction, Uranus, to start what she calls a “fun” paper for marketing the businesses and attractions at the tourist town.
They’ll still be doing that, but they’ll also be doing a regular newspaper for local news, legal notices, and other things you’d find in a normal local newspaper.
“It’s a weekly. It’ll come out, we’re thinking Thursdays, although the production schedule isn’t set yet because we just decided this and we’re still working out the kinks,” Sanders said.
After Sanders’ announcement Wednesday afternoon, Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman stood up and asked for the microphone.
“No. I’m sorry. But, the innuendo of that title puts my city up for public ridicule, and I will not be a part of it,” Hardman said..
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