Mission accomplished, Joe!

The message is spelled out in the first letter of each paragraph of this story. (That’s what you get when an enterprise reporter has to work on Sunday.)

I asked Kovac if he regularly put hidden messages in his stories. He replied:

Regularly? No, sir, never.

No one would’ve noticed it had it not been pointed out on social media. (Believe me, not enough Jumble-philes or cryptographers read random spot features of purely local interest in our Monday edition.)

The only “message” therein, if any, because only reporters and writers can appreciate this anyway: Don’t let “a good time was had by all” — or other such lameness — creep into your copy. Unless, of course, it is CIA-grade encrypted.

* A good time was had by all on the cemetery tour (macon.com)
* Earlier: Kovac urges TV people not to smile when searching for a missing person (jimromenesko.com)