Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of Dunwoody Patch.
Our original plan was to launch the site on Nov. 19, 2010, but then news broke that Russell ‘Rusty’ Sneiderman had been shot and killed outside of a Dunwoody daycare on the morning of Nov. 18, we decided to push the site online a day early and to cover the story.
We’ve followed that story, along with many others since that date.
In the past year we’ve published nearly 1,500 stories, broken local news stories and developed a solid online readership.
Here are some of the highlights from our first year:
• We closely followed the Sneiderman murder case, as police searched for and arrested a suspect, Hemy Neuman, through developments in the case against Neuman and his plea of insanity.
• We used multimedia tools to deliver election news and results, both and .
• Editor Peter Cox co-moderated three of the five candidate debates, including two hosted by and the .
• We broke news about .
• Oprah, or the people at her magazine, took interest in Dunwoody’s Pattie recently published a book, on how the tragic .
• When we first launched, we looked at the ceiling tile project at Kingsley Elementary School, which recognizes .
• We watched as brought with a great parody on
• We were there as Dunwoody High School made and covered the story of a.
• We reported on the City of Dunwoody, as it, , began developing long term plans for its parks system, transportation issues and overall development plan.
• We covered the 2011 winter storm that . Our coverage , reader , and .