Hello and welcome to the first edition of the Kingston Springs Gazette. I’m the Founder, Cate Burgan, and I grew up here – on the bank of the Harpeth River.
I was born and raised here in Kingston Springs – some would say the few of us left are “unicorns.” From Kindergarten graduation at the Kingston Springs Elementary School to my very last day at Harpeth High School, I’ve spent my entire life living and loving this town. Kingston Springs is where I planted my roots, made friends for life and found myself.
It has always been my dream to run a news service for our small but mighty slice of Tennessee, with the belief that local journalism is the most powerful form of communication. At its very best, it can empower the community and band them together as well as serve as a trusted source that informs residents.
From the once-in-a-lifetime 2010 flood to the devastating 2022 tornado, I have watched this community give the shirts off their back for their neighbors time and time again. We have welcomed every newcomer, every small business with open arms. You have wrapped yourself around the community in our time of need.
Now, let me wrap my arms around you.
As we all know, Kingston Springs lacks a local news source. We all flock to Facebook or knock on our neighbor’s door when we have questions. There is a need for trusted and reliable information in this community, and I want to provide it. This is how I feel I can best give back to you all – my community.
I would be remiss here if I did not mention my appreciation for Dale Graham and the 30 years her family and the South Cheatham Advocate served to our community. Without that newspaper, I would not have the love for journalism I have today. The Advocate is sorely missed, but as our community grows, it’s time that we grow with it.
I promise to you that the Kingston Springs Gazette will not only be a trusted source of local news, but it will feature every single one of you: your stories, your joy, and how you make this little community home.
You will be able to find the Kingston Springs Gazette every other Saturday at ksgazette.com. We will publish bi-weekly, bringing all your favorite local stories and information you need to know.
If you have any suggestions for stories for us, please contact email@example.com.
We plan to feature as many local businesses as we can on our pages, so if you want to learn more about advertising and rates in the Kingston Springs Gazette, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of the first edition of the Kingston Springs Gazette and the many more that will follow. My promise to you is that the Kingston Springs Gazette will be your go-to news from the heart of the Harpeth.