New reporter: How I got to Sweet Home
April 7, 2021
The first time I heard about Sweet Home was in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song.
But that was Sweet Home, Alabama.
You see, I come from quite far away. Pennsylvania, to be precise.
When I learned that Sweet Home was actually a real place, I was excited. I was even more excited when I told my first interviewee, Police Chief Jeff Lynn, that I liked mountains, and he responded, "Oh, we have those in spades."
Not that I didn't know that already. It's just hard to see them this time of year, with the clouds.
When my dad and I drove around the area on one of those rare winter sunny days here in the Willame...