June 7, 2012 | Vol. 39, No.23

Pope joins staff of Petersburg Pilot

Shelly Pope, 44, joins the Petersburg Pilot staff this week as a staff writer and photographer. Most recently, she was a reporter for Jack County Herald and the Jacksboro News Gazette in Jacksboro, Texas.

Prior to that, she reported for the Springtown Epigraph for 10 years in Springtown, Texas.

She served with the U.S. Air Force for 4-years providing quality assurance for Armament Systems and did a tour of duty in Baghdad.

She has edited two newspapers in Jacksboro and earned feature, editorial and photography awards from the North and East Texas Press Association for her work in Texas.

Her hobbies include reading and sewing, in addition to writing.

She joins Suzanne Ashe who will provide stories for the Pilot as a freelance writer.

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