Moultrie Observer

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April 22, 2006

Observer reporter wins AP award

MOULTRIE — Lori Glenn, a reporter for The Moultrie Observer, received a second-place award for business writing at the Georgia Associated Press Association awards presentation Saturday.

Glenn was honored for a two-story package, “Programs extend a helping hand,” which ran Nov. 13 in The Observer. It detailed efforts by Green Oaks Center and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program of the Georgia Department of Labor to get people into the work force.

Also at the ceremony, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Athens Banner-Herald, LaGrange Daily News and The Times-Herald of Newnam received top story honors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, The Daily Citizen of Dalton and the Cherokee Tribune in Canton received top photo honors.

The group of daily newspapers in Georgia that are members of the news cooperative honored winners of the 2005 Georgia AP Association photo and newswriting contest Saturday at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel. AP member newspaper editors in Michigan judged the Georgia newspapers’ entries in four classes based on circulation.

The Augusta Chronicle, Rome News-Tribune, Athens Banner-Herald and The Atlanta Journal-Constitituion were honored Saturday for their contributions to The Associated Press in Georgia.

The Rome News-Tribune received the Ron Autry Award, named for a former AP Atlanta bureau chief, for outstanding overall membership cooperation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution received the outstanding news cooperation award. The Athens Banner-Herald received the outstanding photo cooperation award.

The Augusta Chronicle received an award that also is a working clock in recognition of its timely contributions of news to the cooperative.

Kay Read, editor of The Albany Herald, became president of the Georgia Associated Press News Council on Saturday.

Read succeeds Andrea Lovejoy, managing editor of the LaGrange Daily News, as president of the council that is the governing body of the Georgia Associated Press Association. The association is comprised of daily newspapers that are members of the AP news cooperative.

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