The Statesman is the only daily paper published in Stoddard County, Mo., which is considered to be the edge of the “Bootheel” of Missouri in the southeast area of the state. Agriculture is the area's largest industry, and barbecue and catfish are local favorites. The paper publishes four days a week — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and a Weekend Edition on Saturday. The Statesman covers city government, seven local school districts, sports, general news and community events, as well as in-depth features on various issues and individuals of interest within Stoddard County. The paper prides itself on being the only hometown source of daily news in the county, keeping in touch by utilizing digital updates in a timely manner and keeping the public informed through Textcaster alerts and immediate online coverage of breaking news.