Our Staff

General Manager
Morrey Thomas
mthomas@newsandpress.net

Editor
Melissa Rollins
editor@newsandpress.net

Staff Writer
Samantha Lyles
slyles@newsandpress.net

Design
Rachel Howell
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Advertising
Charlotte Berger
sales@newsandpress.net

AWARDS:

Winner of 10 South Carolina Press Association Awards in 2016

First Place: Single Feature Page Design
Hometown boy makes good…coffee September 30, 2015
Second Place: Single Feature Page Design
Peanuts: Historic farm sees future in versatile legume September 23, 2015
Honorable Mention: Single Feature Page Design
Arnold Farms A sweet (potato) tradition of excellence October 7 2015
Second Place: Feature Page Design Portfolio
Peanuts: Historic farm sees future in versatile legume September 23, 2015
Hometown boy makes good…coffee September 30, 2015
Arnold Farms A sweet (potato) tradition of excellence October 7 2015
Second Place: Photo Page Design
Scare on the Square November 4, 2015

Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, won two awards:
First Place: Series of Articles
Agriculture: Peanuts: Historic farm sees future in versatile legume September 23, 2015
Hometown boy makes good…coffee September 30, 2015
Arnold Farms A sweet (potato) tradition of excellence October 7 2015
Third Place: Series of Articles
A look back: Henry “Dad” Brown January 7, 2015
A look back: The Lunch Box, where eats were treats January 14, 2015
A look back: Darlington’s Confederate Veterans Memorial February 4, 2015
A look back: Sherman’s March through the Upper Pee Dee March 4, 2015

Jana E. Pye won three awards:
Second Place: Lifestyle Feature Writing
“My little brother is Downright Perfect” October 21, 2015
Honorable Mention: Lifestyle Feature Writing
“Cemetery restored by help of detention center lawn crew” November 26, 2014
Second Place: Profile Feature Writing or Story
“Transplant for Toriana” June 17, 2015

Winner of 13 South Carolina Press Association Awards presented at Grand Dunes, March 2015

First Place Government Beat Reporting, Darlington County Council by Samantha Lyles

First Place Enterprise Reporting, Gillespie’s Peanuts: locally grown, and oh, so good! by Jana E. Pye

First Place Lifestyle Feature Writing, Memories of Jeffords’ Mill in Dovesville: corn meal, swimmin’ and fishin’ by Jana E. Pye

First Place Photo Page Design, Scare on the Square by

Third Place Series of Articles, A look back by Samantha Lyles

Third Place Personality Photograph or Portrait, Doris Gandy, Gandy retires from Historical Commission by Samantha Lyles

Third Place Photo Series or Photo Story, Scenes from Bojangles Southern 500 by , Samantha Lyles and Jana E. Pye

Third Place Humorous Photo, Take me out to the ballgame… young team member of the News and Press tee ball team by Samantha Lyles

Honorable Mention Page One Design Portfolio, March 12, 2014, December 25, 2014, February 12, 2014 by

Honorable Mention Feature Page Design Portfolio Memories of Jeffords’ Mill in Dovesville: corn meal, swimmin’ and fishin’; A look back: The federal occupation at St. John’s Academy; Mission Fest: Cornerstone Baptist Church renovates Bill Cain Tennis Complex in Darlington by

Honorable Mention Photo Page Design Darlington Marathon 2014: Photos on the ‘Fridge by and Jana E. Pye

Honorable Mention General News Photo The 2014 graduating class of the Darlington County Prison Farm. Due to legal restrictions, their face cannot be shown for this article, but the young men proudly displayed their freshly minted educational credentials for the camera. by Samantha Lyles

Honorable Mention Humorous Photo The St. John’s Class of 1959 – the Class Too Tough to Tame, Bette and Fred Auld singing “I Just Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore” by

 

 

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