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H&T recognized by TPA as top newspaper

NASHVILLE — The Herald & Tribune received top honors at the Tennessee Press Association awards ceremony held July 13.
The newspaper received 14 awards, including its first-ever General Excellence Award for overall excellence.
The Herald & Tribune received first place awards for: Best Spot News for “Send A Dog To Jail” by Assistant Editor Karen Sells; and Best Investigative Reporting for “Medicare Mess” by Publisher Lynn J. Richardson.
The Herald & Tribune also received the Edward J. Meeman Award, which honors newspapers for their accomplishments in editorial writing and public service journalism. The first place award in this category was for the editorial “Storytelling’s Financial Woes” by Associate Editor John Kiener.
The newspaper received second place awards for Community Lifestyles; Best Spot News for “Youth and Synthetic Marijuana” by Executive Editor Kristen Swing; Promotion of Newspapers; and Best Graphics and/or Illustrations. Third place awards were received for Local Features and Best Single Editorial. It received fourth place awards for Best Website; Public Service; Investigative Reporting; and a fifth place award for Best Sports Writing.
“These awards are reflections of the excellence of the Jonesborough-Washington County community,” Richardson said. “It is an honor to serve our readers and be able to provide them with thorough local coverage of the issues relevant to them.”
Other area newspapers in the Sandusky Newspapers family receiving awards include The Erwin Record, The Tomahawk, Johnson City Press, and the Kingsport Times-News.