A note to Facing South readers: this week, we made our 2,500th post to the blog since launching in spring 2005.

We launched Facing South to offer a take on the South you can't find anywhere else. Over the last 3 1/2 years, we've broken important stories and stimulated critical debates about the South's future.

As we've hinted before, we're in the process of expanding Facing South's coverage and will be able to unveil our new online media efforts soon.

In the meantime, thanks for reading and for your support.

-- The Editors