New reporter: How I got to Sweet Home


April 7, 2021

Benny Westcott

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...

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