News and Press team wins 13 awards at state convention
The News and Press Team won 13 awards in the South Carolina Press Association 2014 News Contest, “recognizing the best in S.C. newspaper journalism” representing winners from the state’s 110 weekly and daily newspapers at the Annual Meeting and Awards March 13-15 at The Marina Inn, Myrtle Beach.
Publisher Morrey L. Thomas concluded his year as SCPA President, and passed the gavel to this year’s president.
Thomas was the first publisher in the history of the News and Press to hold this office.
News and Press awards:
First Place Government Beat Reporting, by Samantha Lyles: Darlington County Council
First Place Photo Page Design, by Duane Childers: Scare on the Square
First Place Enterprise Reporting, by Jana E. Pye: Gillespie’s Peanuts: locally grown, and oh, so good!
First Place Lifestyle Feature Writing, by Jana E. Pye: Memories of Jeffords’ Mill in Dovesville: corn meal, swimmin’ and fishin’
Third Place Series of Articles, by Samantha Lyles: A look back: Darlington’s Golden Age of Cinema; Darlington Brick Co.; The Darlington Guards; Lawrence Reese, Darlington’s master builder; The federal occupation at St. John’s Academy
Third Place Personality Photograph or Portrait, by Samantha Lyles: Doris Gandy, Gandy retires from Historical Commission
Third Place Photo Series or Photo Story by Duane Childers, Samantha Lyles and Jana E. Pye: Scenes from Bojangles Southern 500
Third Place Humorous Photo by Samantha Lyles: Take me out to the ballgame… young team member of the News and Press tee ball team
Honorable Mention Page One Design Portfolio, by Duane Childers: March 12, 2014, December 25, 2014, February 12, 2014
Honorable Mention Feature Page Design Portfolio by Duane Childers: 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
Honorable Mention Photo Page Design by Duane Childers and Jana E. Pye: Darlington Marathon 2014: Photos on the ‘Fridge
Honorable Mention General News Photo by Samantha Lyles: 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.
Honorable Mention Humorous Photo by Duane Childers 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”