The Telegraph won 15 Georgia APME awards in a ceremony Saturday, including six first-place accolades.
Among the top awards for The Telegraph were best deadline reporting, best non-deadline reporting, best website for macon.com and three first-place photography honors.
The newspaper also took second place in the community service category for its series on residential blight, a combined effort of the partners in the Center for Collaborative Journalism -- The Telegraph, Mercer University’s journalism program and Georgia Public Broadcasting. The newspaper also won second place in the freedom of information category.
The awards were handed out at the Georgia APME awards luncheon in Atlanta. The Telegraph competed against other newspapers in the state with print circulations above 20,000.
Here is a complete list of The Telegraph’s awards:
First place, best deadline reporting, Joe Kovac Jr.
First place, best non-deadline reporting, Joe Kovac Jr. and Amy Leigh Womack.
First place, best website.
First place, best spot news photo, Woody Marshall.
First place, best feature photo, Beau Cabell.
First place, best sports action photo, Jason Vorhees.
Second place, best feature writing, Joe Kovac Jr.
Second place, best sports writing, Seth Emerson.
Second place, public service.
Second place, freedom of information, Oby Brown.
Second place, best sports action photo, Jason Vorhees.
Third place, best sports writing, Mike Lough.
Third place, best editorial writing, Charles Richardson.
Third place, best picture story, Beau Cabell, Woody Marshall and Jason Vorhees.
Third place, best portfolio, Woody Marshall.