2010-05-06 / People

Society News Policies

The following policies for wedding write-ups, engagement announcements, birthdays, and other social articles are currently in effect and are strictly observed by The Lincoln Journal.

Weddings and other news events must be reported in a timely manner. All items of social news must be received within 30 days of the date of event. There will be no exceptions.

For all persons named in any submitted write-up, be sure to include a listing of their relationships to the principle parties. Married couples or individuals may be listed by their given names or by the husband’s name (i.e. John and Mary Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. John Smith or John Smith) but the chosen style must be consistent throughout the write-up.

Wedding and engagement information must be filled out completely. If no informationin writing is provided, a charge of $50 per wedding and $25 per engagement will be incurred. In wedding write-ups, a list of all outof town guests named in the writeup should be included. If the bride and/or groom are not from Lincoln County, their connection to Lincoln County must be included. Those without sufficient local connections will not be considered for publication. However, Lincoln destination weddings will be allowed at a cost of $100 for a maximum of 500 words with one photograph (normal deadlines apply).

The Lincoln Journal will edit, condense, and/or correct all write-ups submitted for style or space limitations. There is no charge for the publication of a photograph, headline, and up to 1,000 words in a wedding story Words in excess of 1,000 will be charged at a rate of $15.00 per 100 or portion thereof and payment must be made in advance. Revisions to completed wedding write-ups in excess of 1,000 words will incur a $50 minimum charge. Under no circumstances will a wedding story be allowed to occupy more than one-half of a newspaper page. If necessary, the type size will be reduced to fit. Photographs may be picked up at The Lincoln Journal following publication or they may be returned by mail if a self-addressed, stamped envelope of sufficient size is provided.

Birth announcements will be printed at no charge in The Lincoln Journal if submitted within one month of the baby’s birth. Any received later than the one month deadline will be charged a $10 fee. Unmarried parents must show a birth certificate copy.

All articles submitted for the print edition of The Lincoln Journal will automatically be included in the online edition. No exceptions will be made.

If you need additional information please call The Lincoln Journal at 706- 359-3229.

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