The Telegraph won eight Georgia APME awards Saturday, including recognition for the newspapers 2013 coverage of a massive, multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 16 that claimed four lives.
The awards, which include recognition for writing, photography and the newspapers website, were handed out at a luncheon in Atlanta. The Telegraph competed with other newspapers with circulations of at least 40,000.
The Telegraphs awards are:
Deadline reporting: second place for reporters Amy Leigh Womack and Liz Fabian, who covered the 27-vehicle interstate crash that killed four people in February 2013.
Non-deadline reporting: third place for reporters Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack for their story Searching for Shorty. The story chronicled police efforts to not only solve a cold-case killing but also to identify the dead man, whom they only knew by his nickname of Shorty.
Business: second place for reporter Jim Gaines for a story that detailed the pollution on a piece of property along the Ocmulgee River in Macon that caused a key investor to back away from plans to develop it into high-end housing, shops and other businesses.
Freedom of Information: second place for former reporter S. Heather Duncans look at the safety of dams across Middle Georgia.
Best website: third place for macon.com.
Spot news photo: second place for photography chief Woody Marshall for an image of the deadly pile-up on Interstate 16.
Sports feature photo: third place for photographer Jason Vorhees for a picture of Mercer Universitys mens basketball coach Bob Hoffman celebrating a semifinal win in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament.
Photo illustration: third place for Woody Marshall.