Stone joins Mountaineer team
Jessi Stone is the new assistant editor of The Mountaineer.
Originally from Cleveland in northeast Georgia, home of the Cabbage Patch Kids, she has spent the last year and a half in the Florida Panhandle serving as editor of a beach community newspaper.
Stone is thrilled to be back in the mountains with fresh air and friendly people. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University and completed her master’s degree in new media journalism from Full Sail University in 2012.
Stone has a passion for writing and using her social media experience to inform the locals on what is happening in their community. She is an award-winning features and education reporter, but her guilty pleasure is local government reporting.
Her mother said she knew when Stone was a child that ...