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    APABetterNewspaperContestAwardWinnersAnnouncedBirmingham,AL(May25,2018)Selectwinnersofthe2018AlabamaPressAssociationBetterNewspaperContestwereannouncedbyDeeAnnCampbell,chairmanoftheAPABetterNewspaperContestCommittee.Thisyear,62newspaperssubmitted2,129entriesintheannualcontest.TheVirginiaPressAssociationjudgedtheentries.TheawardswillbepresentedonSaturday,July21atthe2018APASummerConventionatthePerdidoBeachResortinOrangeBeach,AL.Thefollowingeditorialcategorieswillnotbeannounceduntiltheawardsbanquet.Firstplaceawardsinthesecategorieswillbepresentedatthebanquet.Publisherswillbenotifiediftheirnewspaperisamongthefirstplacewinnersinanyofthesecategories.

    GeneralExcellence PublicService FOIFirst

    AmendmentAward MostImproved BestNewspaper

    Website Photographofthe

    Year

    BestUseofPhotographs/EditorialContent

    BestEditorialPageorSection

    BestLifestyle/FamilyPages

    BestSportsPage

    BestLocalEconomicCoverage

    StoryoftheYear BestLocalEducation

    Coverage BestLocalNews

    Coverage BestLayout&Design

    Otherfirstplaceawardspresentedatthebanquet(alsoannouncedwithin)willinclude:

    BestNewsFeatureStoryCoverage BestHeadline BestSportsSingleEventStory

    BestOnlineBreakingNewsCoverage BestNewsPhoto

    Congratulationstoallofthewinners!

  • AlabamaPressAssociation2018BetterNewspaperContestWinners

    Category9BestSpotNewsStoryDivisionA1stPlace TimesDaily(Florence)for"Colbertcoronerdiesinaccident"byBernieDelinski 2ndPlace AlabamaMediaGroupfor"2brothersdeadinBirminghammurder-suicide"byCarolRobinson3rdPlace TheTuscaloosaNews for"Alargerthanlifelegacy"byMarkHughesCobbDivisionB1stPlace TheSelmaTimes-Journalfor"NotTheSelmaIGrewUpIn"byBlakeDeShazo 2ndPlace TheOutlook(AlexanderCity)for"PlanecrashesnearDadeville"byMitchSneed3rdPlace TheCullmanTimesfor"Standoffendsinfire,mansdeath"byBenjaminBullard DivisionC1stPlace TheSandMountainReporter(Albertville)for"HurricaneIrma"byTaylorBeck,Jay

    Beard2ndPlace TheChoctawSun-Advocate(Gilbertown)for"Twisterripsresidentsfrommobilehome"byDeeAnn

    Campbell 3rdPlace TheCallNews(Citronelle)for"Dogfightoperationisbusted"byJasonBootheDivisionD1stPlace TheIslander(GulfShores)for"GulfShoresMardiGrasParadeAccident"byCrystal

    Cole2ndPlace TheGreenvilleStandardfor"BrawlatGHSleadsto12arrests"byBruceBranum3rdPlace SumterCountyRecord-Journal(Livingston)for"PrystuptPackagingfiressuspicious"by

    ThomasAusbornDivisionE1stPlace TheAuburnPlainsmanfor"Alt-rightleaderRichardSpencervisitsresultsinlargelypeacefulprotests"

    byChipBrownlee2ndPlace TheAuburnPlainsmanfor"TwoTigerTransitemployeeschargedwithrape"byJohnPilati3rdPlace TheAuburnPlainsmanfor"ChuckPersontobechargedwithfraud"byChipBrownleeCategory10BestIn-DepthNewsCoverageDivisionA1stPlace TheDecaturDailyforSheriffAnaFranklinbyKeithClines2ndPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforLawmakerunderinvestigationaftertakingmoney,fightingSuperfund

    cleanupoftoxicneighborhoodsbyJohnArchibald,KyleWhitmire3rdPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforToopoortovote:HowAlabama's'newpolltax'barsthousandsofpeople

    fromvotingbyConnorSheets

  • DivisionB1stPlace TheDailySentinel(Scottsboro)forDonSiegelmanbyDeWaynePatterson2ndPlace Opelika-AuburnNewsforNCAAinvestigationofAuburncoach,ChuckPersonbyKaraColeman,Keith

    Huffman,JoshVitale3rdPlace TheSelmaTimes-JournalforWaterturnedoffbyBlakeDeshazoDivisionC1stPlace TheLagniappe(Mobile)forSheriffsdeputyChrisParsonsbyJasonJohnson2ndPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforAmazonIncentivesProjectbystaff3rdPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforWhatTrump'senvironmentalpolicywillmeanbyStephanie

    RebmanDivisionD1stPlace TheCourier(Daphne/Fairhope)forFairhopeMayorAssaultClaimbyCliffMcCollum2ndPlace TheEufaulaTribuneforEufaulagivesgo-aheadtovotebyTiffinyWoo,KyleMooty3rdPlace TheMoundvilleTimesforDomesticviolencemurders,suicideandresponsesbyTravis

    VaughnDivisionE1stPlace IronCityInk(Birmingham)forUABSchoolSeriesbystaff2ndPlace TheAuburnPlainsmanforProtectionandcollateraldamagebyKrisMartins3rdPlace TheCherokeePost(Centre)forNewhospitalCEObystaffCategory11BestBusinessStoryorColumnDivisionA1stPlace TheTuscaloosaNewsforFarmersAssessDiaster'sTollbyEdEnoch2ndPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforMr.Jim'sLastVegetablePlatebyBobCarlton3rdPlace TheDecaturDailyforHospitals'stormbyEricFleischauerDivisionB1stPlace TheSelmaTimes-JournalforWhatHappened:St.JamesHotelboardedupbyJustinAverette2ndPlace TheClantonAdvertiserforSixtyyearslaterbyAnthonyRichards3rdPlace Opelika-AuburnNewsforFlyinghighoverabriarpatchbyTroyTurnerDivisionC1stPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforTheOtherSideofAmazonbyTyWest,StephanieRebman2ndPlace TheLagniappe(Mobile)forGrowingmarketfortheSouthernoysterbyJasonJohnson3rdPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforWhatthefutureholdsforRegionsHarbertPlazabyBrentGodwinDivisionD1stPlace TheAuburnVillagerforLawsuitfiledagainstPlanningCommissionbyAllisonBlankenship2ndPlace TheDemopolisTimesforStillPumpingAfter75YearsbyRobertBlankenship3rdPlace TheGreenvilleAdvocateforCitytopurchasehospitalbyTracySalterDivisionE1stPlace IronCityInk(Birmingham)forANewAgeofBusinessbySydneyCromwell2ndPlace VillageLiving(MountainBrook)forThebiggestdayinSmith'shistorybyLexiCoon3rdPlace TheCherokeePost(Centre)forCavanaghsfarmalongwayfromhomebyKathyRoeButtramCategory12BestFeatureStoryCoverage

  • DivisionA1stPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforGreggAllmanbyMattWake2ndPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforImmigrationtransformedthisruralAlabamatownbyAnnaClaireVollers3rdPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforWaynePerkinsbyMattWakeDivisionB1stPlace TheOutlook(AlexanderCity)forSojourninthesaddlebyMitchSneed2ndPlace TheOutlook(AlexanderCity)forKendrickgoesbackintimetoproduceonelastbaleofcottonby

    MitchSneed3rdPlace TheOutlook(AlexanderCity)forFloralBrilliance:PatFullerhascreatedarainbowofcolorsonMaple

    StreetbyMitchSneedDivisionC1stPlace TheAlabamaBaptist(Birmingham)forUncleCudjobyGraceThornton2ndPlace TheChoctawSun-Advocate(Gilbertown)forConstructingHistorybyDeeAnnCampbell3rdPlace ShelbyCountyReporter(Columbiana)forSegregatedSundaybyBrianaHarrisDivisionD1stPlace TheGreenvilleAdvocateforChanceonlineencounterreunitesfamilywithphoto byAngie

    Long2ndPlace TheSoutheastSun(Enterprise)forHomelessintheCityofProgressbyMichelleMann3rdPlace SumterCountyRecord-Journal(Livingston)forMs.Blackie,'Hwy.80dog'diesby

    HermanWardDivisionE1stPlace 280Living(Birmingham)forBuildingrobots,buildingconfidencebyEricaTecho2ndPlace CahabaSun(Trussville)forNewYorkStorybyJesseChambers3rdPlace TheHomewoodStarforAidanCockrell:OntheBallbySydneyCromwellCategory13BestNewsFeatureStoryCoverageDivisionA1stPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforTheunexpectedaddict:HowheroindestroyedanAlabamadrugcounselor

    byAmyYurkanin2ndPlace DothanEagleforEnterpriseTornado:10yearslaterbyStaff3rdPlace TheDecaturDailyforAvertingdisasterbyMichaelWetzelDivisionB1stPlace TheCullmanTimesforColdSpringsnativeamongAmericansnotforgottenforwarsacrificesby

    BenjaminBullard2ndPlace TheDailySentinel(Scottsboro)forDonSiegelmanbyDeWaynePatterson3rdPlace TheDailySentinel(Scottsboro)forRememberingCoachStricklandbyDeWayne

    PattersonDivisionC1stPlace TheLagniappe(Mobile)forDACArecipientsfaceuncertaintyasTrumpasksCongresstoactbyDale

    Liesch2ndPlace ShelbyCountyReporter(Columbiana)forSuicideleadstoculturechangeintight-knitcitybyNeal

    Wagner3rdPlace TheAlabamaBaptist(Birmingham)PrayforMountZionbyMargaretColsonDivisionD

  • 1stPlace TheOnlooker(Foley)forElbertaPoliceChiefbyCliffMcCollum2ndPlace TheAuburnVillagerforThestruggletokeepAuburn'straditionalivebyBrianWoodham3rdPlace TheDemopolisTimesforHeroinDemopolisbyRobertBlankenshipDivisionE1stPlace 280Living(Birmingham)forExpandingadialoguebyAlyxChandler2ndPlace VillageLiving(MountainBrook)forTheseareourpeoplebyLexiCoon3rdPlace VestaviaVoiceforFamily,friendsofGinnyBourlandcontinuefightforgynecologicalcancer

    awareness,researchbyEmilyFeatherstonCategory14BestEditorialDivisionA1stPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforAlabamavotersmustrejectRoyMoore;weendorseDougJonesforU.S.

    SenatebyJohnHammontree2ndPlace TheDothanEagleforSomeoneNeedstoSpeakUpbyBillPerkins3rdPlace TheTuscaloosaNewsforAcourageousresponsesendsstrongmessagebystaffDivisionB1stPlace Opelika-AuburnNewsforAuburnUniversity'sboardoftrusteesowesAUfamilyafullexplanationby

    TroyTurner2ndPlace Opelika-AuburnNewsforIt'stimeMoorestepsasideforAlabama'ssakebyTroyTurner3rdPlace DailyMountainEagle(Jasper)forOurView:WemustpasstaxforourfuturebystaffDivisionC1stPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforAnothertonedeaflawsuitputsAlabamabrandatriskbyTyWest2ndPlace BirminghamBusinessJournalforAlabama'sself-inflictedwoundstakingtheirtollbyTyWest3rdPlace TheAlabamaBaptist(Birmingham)forRacismiswrongbyDr.BobTerryDivisionD1stPlace TheBaldwinTimesforWhatwillyoudecidetodo?byGulfCoastMediaEditorialBoard2ndPlace TheDemopolisTimesforTimetomovepastcity'sstatuedebatebystaff3rdPlace TheGreenvilleAdvocateforBattlingthoseholidaybluesbyAngieLongDivisionE1stPlace CourierJournal(Florence)forEradicateTheFoundingFathers?byTomMagazzu2ndPlace TheRedstoneRocket(Huntsville)forCancerscreeningguidelinesprovideproactiveplanbyKatie

    Skelley3rdPlace CourierJournal(Florence)forDoesGenderlessMeanSenseless?byTomMagazzuCategory15BestHumorousColumnDivisionA1stPlace TheDothanEagleforParenting,notsowelldonebyJimCook2ndPlace AlabamaMediaGroupforAlabamabracesfordevastating1to2inchesofsnowbyMattMitchell3rdPlace TimesDaily(Florence)forAnotheroneofthosenightsbyBernieDelinskiDivisionB1stPlace TheFortPayneTimes-JournalforIvealwayslovedblowingthingsupbyBradleyRoberts2ndPlace TheOutlook(AlexanderCity)forAmandogshouldntbesmarterthanthemanbyMitchSneed3rdPlace DailyMountainEagle(Jasper)forSomeholidaytraditionshappenbyaccidentbyJamesPhillips

  • DivisionC1stPlace TheLagniappe(Mobile)forHiddenAgenda:ThehumorcolumnsofAshleyTricebyAshleyTrice2ndPlace TheLagniappe(Mobile)forDamntheTorpedoes:ThehumorofRobHolbertbyRob

    Holbe