Kesley Colbert’s dedication will be missed

Kes, we hardly knew ye…. How can our 40 years of stories of Leon, David Mark and all their friends’ antics growing up in west Tennessee and tales of Miss Cathy, his “first wife,” and everyone in Port St. Joe be over?

In his usual self-deprecating style, Kes does not claim to be a writer yet the down-to-earth writing style of Hunker Down made us laugh, cry, and tugged at our heartstrings… that is writing at its finest. Every week, we enjoyed­­­­ – and related to – the tales contained in those columns like they were stories from our own lives. They will be sorely missed and we all thank Kes for the time and dedication it took to write each and every one. 

And maybe the fat lady can return and sing every once in a while.

Becky Quinlan

Port St. Joe

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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