A personal note from the Editor and Publisher of Cobb County Courier

As those of you who regularly read the Cobb County Courier know I seldom run either opinion or personal essay. The Courier is a news site. But I’ve decided to make an exception today, and report on something of a personal nature.

I entered Georgia State University in the Fall of 1969, and due to a series of life’s twists and turns, never finished my degree. I made several stabs at graduating, first in the mid-1970s, then in the late 1980s. When I retired from my work in IT, and decided to make the transition into journalism, I began doing freelance reporting, set up the local independent online news site which became Cobb County Courier and entered the journalism program at GSU.

Yesterday evening I graduated. I sent a series of tweets during the commencement on the hashtag #gsu18 and decided to share the one here that garnered the most likes and retweets. This one won hands down:
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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

5 Comments on "A personal note from the Editor and Publisher of Cobb County Courier"

  1. You’re inspiring, Larry. Thank you for demonstrating to all past, present, and future students that success is not linear, and it’s never too late to achieve one of your goals! So glad you made the fourth attempt.
    Sincerely,
    A new fan

  2. you’re my inspiration. College is such a struggle right now and finals are coming up I just wanna cry huhuhu but you’re my motivation.

  3. Amazing Larry

  4. Congrats— from another GSU journalism grad — I was only 49 when I finished, but 69 for Clayton States RN to BSN program. 🤗 Haven’t slowed down (yet) …

  5. Congratulations!!

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