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Post wins 3 top TPA awards

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Andrews, who is also a co-founder of Wilson Living Magazine, published by the newspapers parent company, Main Street Media, won for her column, What if which appeared in the Nov. 21, 2012, edition of The Post.

Owensby won based on his design and layout of 10 articles and photographs throughout the course of 2012.

Beck won his first place award for A flight fantastic, which appeared in the July 18, 2012 edition of the paper, and won his second place award in the same category for Nebo offers final rest for Vietnam veteran, which ran in the April 25, 2012 edition.

Columnist Anne Donnell took fifth place for Best Personal Humor Column for I do not know, nor celebrate, Mercurys birthday, which was in the Sept. 26, 2012, paper.

Former Staff Writer Patrick Hall took third place in the Best News Reporting category for three articles published in the paper about concerns expressed by Tuckers Crossroads Elementary School officials regarding a parent of a student there. The articles were in the Feb. 10, 2012, (online at on Feb. 16) Feb. 17 and March 2.

The Post took fourth place in the Community Lifestyles category with three editions from May 30, 2012, with Teeing It Up With the Big Boys; June 6, The Man Behind the Lens; and June 13, with Whats all the Coco Motion? Award winners were Owensby, Beck and Editor Jennifer Horton.

Sports Editor Tommy Bryan, along with Columnist John Sloan and Photographer Steve Wampler placed fourth in Best Sports Coverage for stories and photos that appeared throughout the year.

And Horton, Owensby and Beck won fifth place for Headline Writing for Squires to legislators: Butt out, April 18; Uncle! Drought, record highs oppress area, June 29; and Environmentalists steamed over mussel site..., Dec. 28.

Congratulations to the staff of The Post for their excellent results at Fridays awards luncheon, Horton said, adding the first place awards were the only ones won by any newspaper in Wilson County.

Were very proud of our staff, including those who sell and design the ads and keep the books. It takes the efforts of everyone here to produce a quality newspaper twice a week, and we thank them all for their hard work, she said.

The Post was one of 1,485 newspapers in Tennessee that entered the TPA contest. The entries were judged by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association in Washington State. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has co-sponsored the contest since 1940.

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