From staff reports
The Union-Recorder earned three awards from the Georgia Press Association announced this past weekend at the group's annual banquet.
City Editor Jonathan Jackson earned an individual first place award for hard news writing for a story about the indictment of Jarvis Reeves in the murder of Lina Food Store owner Danny Dilipbhai Patel in 2009.
Jackson also earned an individual third place award for business coverage for a story on the effort of Oconee Regional Medical Center to ask for county help in reorganizing debt.
In addition to the individual awards, The Union-Recorder also earned a third place award for editorial writing.
"We are always pleased to learn that our peers have recognized the hard work that goes into reporting the news in this community," Union-Recorder Publisher Keith Barlow said. "We believe we do a good job delivering information to our readers and these awards lend credence to that belief."
GPA members received awards in multiple categories and in divisions based on circulation.
The Union-Recorder began publishing in Milledgeville in 1820 and resulted in the later merger of the Southern Recorder and Federal Union. Throughout the occupation of Milledgeville by Union troops during The Civil War the printing press was moved to a hidden wooded area so publication could continue. The newspaper is Georgia's oldest continuously published newspaper.
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