Yelverton, McAlpine-Smith, Tyson join Times staff

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; In an attempt to provide the best source of local news possible and serve the needs of the community The Demopolis Times has added three new employees to its staff.

The Times has added two new advertising representatives, Kaitee Tyson and Tina Yelverton, to its staff and added an administrative assistant position for Bernice McAlpine-Smith. Publisher Sam Hall said he is looking forward to seeing the contributions the three can add to the day-to-day workings of The Times.

Kaitee Tyson

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Originally hailing from San Francisco, Calf., Tyson has traveled a winding road to end up in the Demopolis community.

Tyson said her past experience as a manager for Cingular Wireless and at NBNA National in Maryland provided her with the experience she needed to competently fill her new role. She said her biggest draw to the position is the fact she will be able to incorporate a hobby into her job.

Tyson also said she looks forward the personal interaction aspect associated with the new position. She said being able to talk with a variety of people and build personal relationships with customers would keep the job exciting.

Tina Yelverton

Not originally shooting for a position at The Times, fate led Yelverton to her current position as an advertising representative.

Yelverton said the mix up was a pleasant surprise and after a second interview she landed the position. Though she said she doesn’t have a resume filled with sales experience, she said she is fitting in comfortably in her new role.

Yelverton said she knew the position would be a good fit since Marengo County is such a great place. She said the friendly people of the area have made her job much easier.

Bernice McAlpine-Smith

McAlpine-Smith stepped into a role at The Times that was created to help the paper run more smoothly. Hall said he didn’t anticipate the role McAlpine-Smith plays at the paper to make as much a difference in day-to-day operations as it has.

McAlpine-Smith, who has 15 years experience in retail, said the role entails a lot of new things that she really hasn’t dealt with prior to taking the position. She said the learning aspect of the position and the fact that she faces new things each day really drew her to want to take the position.