Staff photo by Brandon Keys
From left: Tommy Millsaps, Michael Thomason and Jessica Cross won awards at the recent
Tennessee Press Association state newspaper contests.
|Published: 8:56 AM, 07/18/2012
||Last updated: 9:00 AM, 07/18/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Monroe County Advocate & Democrat was among the top performing newspapers in the Tennessee
Press Association's 2012 State Press Awards, co-sponsored by the
University of Tennessee.
The honors were announced in Nashville
on Friday at an awards banquet.
The Advocate & Democrat staff
writer Michael Thomason received second place for Best Personal Humor
Column for a column called "Study shows men like to look at women" and staff writer Jessica Cross won second place for Best Personal
Column for her "Can men and women be just friends?" column.
Former Sports Editor
Corbitt Hollingsworth won a second place award for Best Sports
Photograph capturing the Sweetwater High School boy's soccer team's
district title win over Boyd Buchanan.
Cross, Thomason and Editor Tommy
Millsaps as a collective news team won third place for Best Education
Reporting. They submitted 10 articles covering a variety of education
topics, including use of technology in local schools and new learning
The Advocate & Democrat competed
against numerous non-daily newspapers across the state for the
Publisher Tommy Wilson said, "It is
easy to take for granted the skill and dedication this staff
demonstrates. They come in day after day and do their best to cover
one of the largest counties in Tennessee. Our company and this county
are fortunate to have these skilled people producing The Advocate & Democrat."
"It really takes a
team effort to produce a quality newspaper that serves its community
and our news team has great support from the rest of the staff," Millsaps said.
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