Former staff writer Megan Thornton won second place in Beat Reporting for her coverage of schools and education.
A third-place Feature Writing award went to Cherokee Tribune Managing Editor Rebecca Johnston for “Lasting memories: New generations continue to play on ball field.”
The Tribune staff took third place in Business for “Coming through: Construction of $80M Woodstock Outlet Mall moves forward.”
The Tribune also captured a number of photography awards, with staff photographer Todd Hull winning both second place and third place in the Photo Illustration category for his work, and former Chief Photographer Laura Moon winning first place for Sports Action Photo.
Former staff photographer Emily Barnes won in the Picture Story category for “Wreaths Across America.”
The Tribune also captured second-place honors for its website at cherokee
tribune.com by Chris Bailey, and third place for Joe Kirby for Editorial Writing.
“We are pleased that the newspaper’s dedication to bringing the best in news and information to the community, as well as the hard work of the staff, were recognized in this way by the Associated Press,” said Cherokee Tribune Publisher Otis A. Brumby III.