By RACHEL C. DOVE
WILLIAMSON - After receiving requests from the public, both local and nationwide, the Williamson Daily News is proud to announce that the Hatfield and McCoy Commemorative Edition originally printed in 1982 and again in 2000 will be available for purchase beginning today, as long as supplies lasts.
The special edition will print with all pages remaining true to the original, and includes numerous photos and stories of tales of the famous family feud. The Daily News will have a booth set up on 2nd Avenue in Williamson in front of the Court House during today’s festival, and will be offering the Hatfield and McCoy edition for the cost of $5.
Natalie Young, Executive Director for the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce voiced her excitement at the news of the reprinting of the collector’s edition, and stated that she has received numerous enquiries from tourists and local residents alike who want to add a copy to their feud related collections.
“These will probably sell out during the festival and if not, they will definitely be gone within a matter of days,” remarked Young. “Kudos to the Daily News for reprinting these!”
“A lot has changed in our industry in the last 30 years but one thing that has not is that the Williamson Daily News reports on current events that eventually become history,” said Publisher Joshua Byers. “Reprinting the Hatfield McCoy special edition seemed like such a natural because of the wealth of information it has. The editorial staff of the WDN at the time, especially Charlotte Sanders and Wally Warden, did a tremendous job.”
If you are not planning to visit the Hatfield and McCoy Festival today and would still like to purchase the special edition, you may do so by contacting Kim Chapman, Daily News Classified Representative, at 304-235-4242, ext. 27. Orders must be prepaid by Visa, debit card, check or money order. For a total that will include the costs of shipping and handling, please contact Kim and she will provide that information.
“It’s wonderful news to hear that a previous edition of the Daily News featuring such an important part of our history will once again, be offered to the public,” commented Young. ”It’s a collector’s item that everyone is going to want to hang onto.”