Only I’m not really new. I’ve been with Patch for more than a year and a half now, since the really busy days of November 2010 when we launched a whole bunch of sites throughout metro Atlanta.
See, my real title is Associate Regional Editor, which is a fancy way of saying that I work with several of our Atlanta sites, one of which just happens to be … Brookhaven Patch.
But Stephanie Arnold, our wonderful founding local editor, has moved off to Virginia to work for The Virginian Pilot, and when offered the chance to take over my home neighborhood site, I didn’t hesitate a bit.
I’m about as close as you can get to a Brookhaven native. I’m told my great-grandfather, a carpenter, helped build Drew Valley in the early 1950s. As an infant, my parents and I lived in the apartments off