The Henry Herald won three awards in the Georgia Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced Friday night during the GPA’s 133rd annual convention held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Henry Herald senior reporter Heather Middleton won second place for Best Photo Gallery on a newspaper website and third place for Education Writing. The newspaper also won second place for its editorial page.

“I’m proud of our staff and the recognition they received from the GPA,” said Alice Queen, editor of the Henry Herald, Newton Citizen, Rockdale Citizen and Clayton News.

“Local news is what we do, so to be honored for our local news coverage means a lot.

“And the recognition for multimedia journalism shows the strides we have made, and continue to make, on the digital side. It’s nice to see our staff’s hard work recognized.”

The Clayton News and Newton Citizen were also honored at the convention.

Middleton won second place for Education Writing for the Clayton News and brought home third place for Best Photo Gallery on a newspaper website.

The Citizen brought home three first-place awards.

Senior reporter Larry Stanford won for Best Photo Gallery on a newspaper website and contributing writer Beth Sexton won for Religion Writing. The newspaper also won a first place for its editorial page.

Other awards were presented to the Citizen for Local News Coverage, second place, and Layout and Design, third place.

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