MOULTRIE -- The Moultrie Observer and its news staff won nine awards in the Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday at the GPA's annual banquet.
Staff-wide awards included a first-place finish in the page one category; second place in layout and design; and third places in editorial page and lifestyles coverage.
Individual awards were:
- Dwain Walden, first place, serious column.
- John Oxford, second place, religion coverage.
- John Mercer, third place, spot news photograph.
- Lori Glenn, third place, news photograph; and third place, education coverage.