Ledger-Enquirer wins seven awards from Georgia Press Association

The Ledger-Enquirer has won seven awards in the Georgia Press Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were announced Friday night during the organization’s annual convention at Jekyll Island.

Mark Rice won first place for Education Coverage for his reporting of the school Muscogee County School Board’s search for a superintendent.

Other top honors went to Tim Chitwood for humorous column and Dusty Nix for editorial writing.

The copy desk -- led by editor Kara Edgerson and featuring Chuck Crouch, Katie McCarthy, Sara Pauff, Christopher Sheets and Jessica Wilt -- won first place for Layout and Design and third place for Page One and Headline Writing.

“We won these awards because journalists in another state liked our work,” said Ledger-Enquirer Executive Editor Dimon Kendrick-Holmes, “but we care most about the opinions of folks in the Chattahoochee Valley, and our main concern is providing them with excellent coverage in the paper and on their computers, tablets, smart phones and social media accounts.”