A note of thanks


And they said it wouldn’t last!thank-you-for-reading

I would like to thank all of you for making 2013 a terrific year.

I really appreciate your readership. To me, it’s an important trust: you spend time here – I don’t want to waste your precious time.

Since we launched Feb. 10, we’ve published 370 stories on the blog, more than 500 on the Facebook site, and sent 648 Tweets.

You’ve consistently kept this one of the H-T’s most popular blogs.

I’d like to thank those who have contributed stories – especially Peter, Justin and Michael, the most prolific. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.

I also have to thank “my” photogs who have contributed great pics, videos and story ideas, Mike and Carla. Carla also needs beaucoup props for her behind-the-scenes support.

I would like to recognize my editors – Bill Church and Matt Sauer. Both were instrumental in getting this site launched, and neither – not even once – ever interfered with the content or tried to tone it down.

I recently got upped at the newspaper. I’m now an investigative reporter assigned to our I-Team, which we’re beefing up.

Whereas before I was doing investigative pieces focused on law enforcement in our region, now I’ll be working on long-form investigative projects. The topics can vary, and can include stories of statewide and national interest.

I’m always interested in government waste, fraud and abuse – especially if it violates someone’s civil rights.

If any of you have a tip or problem, don’t hesitate to send an email or call my cell: (941) 284-8553.

Thanks, everybody.



About Author

Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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