When the first issues of the Sandy Springs Reporter and the Buckhead Reporter rolled off the presses two years ago this week, it was our intent to provide both communities with credible and colorful sources of local news and information. The papers’ mission was to be the best-read, best-designed community publications in Atlanta. Based on your generous feedback the past 24 months, we think those goals are within reach.

Now our third year begins, and with it a third biweekly edition, the Brookhaven Reporter, makes its debut. This edition will be delivered to homes and businesses in that growing community adjacent to Sandy Springs and Buckhead.

Although unincorporated and lacking defined borders, Brookhaven has a strong attraction for its estimated 36,000 residents. Drive through the leafy streets bordering the Capital City Club or Murphey Candler Park, spend a fall afternoon at the lively Brookhaven Arts Festival, explore the new shops and restaurants springing up on either side of Peachtree Road, or attend one of the many neighborhood association meetings and you’ll see why. We look forward to helping this diverse and desirable community foster its identity through the pages of the Brookhaven Reporter.

Reporter Newspapers, which reach some 100,000 readers in three great communities, serve to inform residents about issues and actions affecting their homes, neighborhoods, schools, parks and business districts. Often these very local matters don’t make the headlines in a daily metropolitan newspaper or fit the sound bites of radio and television news. Nor do they pop up in a Google search (although they can usually be found at our Web site, www.reporternewspapers.net). Yet they are the cornerstone of our content and coverage.

Also, for our growing base of advertisers, the Reporter’s very local focus means that they can market goods and services cost-effectively to customers and prospects within a few miles of where their businesses are located. We appreciate the support of our advertisers and encourage you to support them, which also helps to build economic stability in each community.

Our initial mission is still intact, fueled by the enthusiasm of a talented and experienced staff. We care very much about what goes into this newspaper — and what you think about it. Please let us know how we’re doing and what we can do better.