Yellowhammer News editors, Pepper and Rachel Bryars, bid readers a fond farewell
Nearly a year ago, the owners of Yellowhammer News asked my wife, Rachel Blackmon Bryars, and me if we’d like to edit the website in the wake of the departure of its founding editor and his replacement.
I left my weekly column at AL.com, Rachel put her communication training business on hold, and we both set about the exciting challenge of taking Yellowhammer News to the next level.
We brought with us a traditionally conservative perspective on politics, culture and faith, a new and experienced team of writers, an innovative new website design, and readership eventually grew to more than half a million page views each week.
So now that we’ve successfully reached that “next level,” Rachel and I have chosen to pass along the editing reins and focus entirely on our true passion – writing.
Before getting up from the editor’s chair, however, we would like to thank our readers. Without you, our best words are but whispers on the wind. Your attention and feedback were valued more than you know.
We also sincerely appreciate Allison Ross, the website’s owner and publisher, for the remarkable opportunity she gave us, and for the trust and faith she placed in our abilities.
And we owe a debt of gratitude to our incredible team of contributing writers and support staff. We believe their talent and dedication will continue to serve Alabama well into the future.
Rachel and I will be publishing our work in the coming months across Alabama, so be on the lookout for it here and elsewhere.
Stay informed. Stay curious. Stay conservative.
J. Pepper Bryars