NEMS360.com, NEMS Daily Journal win multiple awards

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors on Saturday announced the winners of its annual writing, photo and digital contest for news stories, editorials, photos, graphics and headlines published during 2010 in Louisiana and Mississippi AP member newspapers.

DIVISION II

— Website: 1. Staff, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://www.nems360.com. 2. Roger Demary, American Press, www.AmericanPress.com.”

— Online Package: 1. Roger Demary, Karen Wink, American Press, “MUTLIMEDIA: Going home grown”. 2. Michael Duran, Todd Vinyard, Shane Castile, Staff, “2010 Election Primary and General Election”. 3. Carlie Kollath, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Blog ‘Gallery’.”

— Best blog: 1. Carl Dubois, Roger Demary, American Press, “Scribbling Outside the Margins”. 2. Parrish Alford, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Inside Ole Miss Sports Blog- Hard decision for Nutt”. 3. Brad Locke, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Inside Mississippi State Sports Blog – Bell’s Decline was Rapid.”

— Spot News: 1. Sheena Barnett, Danza Johnson, Errol Castens, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Storm Coverage” 2. Emily Le Coz, Dennis Seid, Carlie Kollath, Errol Castens, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Toyota’s when is now”, 3. Stacy Temple, Barbara Leader, Zach Southwell, Staci Parks, The News-Star, “Tragedy strikes.”

— General News: 1. Patsy R. Brumfield, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Zach Scruggs claims new evidence clears him”. 2. Emily Le Coz, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Hall’s return fell short of unity goal”. 3. Chris Kieffer, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Schools in a squeeze.”

— Features: 1. Galen Holley, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Not really death”. 2. M. Scott Morris, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “From Weedy’s Room: After two years, a mother lets go a little”. 3. Karen Wink, American Press, “Home grown.”

— Business: 1. Greg Hilburn, The News-Star, “Crafting V-Vehicle”. 2. Dennis Seid, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Have a bigger seat”. 3. Greg Hilburn, The News-Star, “Growing pains.”

— Continuing Coverage: 1. Chris Kieffer, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “CONSTANCE MCMILLEN”. 2. Emily Le Coz, Danza Johnson, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “ROBERT HALL”. 3. Eric Cormier, Jim Beam, Vincent Lupo, American Press, “Credit card charges repaid.”

— Public/Community Service: 1. Danza Johnson, Lena Mitchell, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Domestic violence isn’t going away”. 2. Heather White, Eric Cormier, Laura Heller, Mike Jones, Takisha Knight, American Press, “A look at three low-performing schools. 3. Chris Kieffer, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “A struggling school undergoes a remake.”

— Investigative: 1. Stephen Largen, The News-Star, “E-mail practices block access”. 2. Robbie Evans, Stephen Largen, The News-Star, “Sheriff snubs bid law”. 3. Patsy R. Brumfield, Bobby Pepper, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “the Pony’s Prance.”

— Spot Sports: 1. Parrish Alford, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “2-OT Stunner: In control in first half, Rebels can’t seal deal at home”. 2. Brad Locke, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Stricklin named new MSU athletics director”. 3. Gene Phelps, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Ingomar wins Class 1A title.”

— Sports Enterprise/Feature: 1. Ethan Conley, The News-Star, “Big plans take big money”. 2. Brad Locke, Parrish Alford, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Big Bucks”. 3. Parrish Alford, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Former Tupelo, Ole Miss pitcher battling through shoulder rehab.”

— Sports Columns: 1. Scooter Hobbs, American Press, “Curling up with. Saints become . New Orleans finds a way”. 2. Parrish Alford, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Masoli, Rebels will give it the ole college try”. 3. Brad Locke, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Stansbury give voice to pain of players, fans.”

— Editorials: 1. Ken Stickney, The News-Star, “We hope for success. Lost on Cleo Lane. Drive drunk, pay plenty”. 2. Bobby Dower, American Press, “Outside issues. Village needed. McNeese search”. 3. Lloyd Gray, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Open, then shut.”

— Personal Columns: 1. Leslie Criss, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Choose words with caution and care in case they linger”. 2. Galen Holley, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Trying to imagine the last day of Bigfoot’s life”. 3. Pamela Seal, American Press, “Reunion. Going. Great-aunt”

— Headlines: 1. Stacey Henson, The News-Star, “Plan won’t germinate. Growing pains. Weevils wobble, take fall”. 2. John Pitts, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Rhythm arrives, the blues depart”. 3. Pamela Seal, American Press, “Chef is Rising. Harp. ‘Matic ”

— Layout and Design: 1. Donna Price, American Press, “Love at first bite”. 2. Donna Price, American Press, “Mardi Gras”. 3 Judy Putt, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

— Spot News Photo: 1. Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Ashland”. 2. C. Todd Sherman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Church Fire”. 3. Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Clean up.”

— General News Photo: 1. Brad Puckett, American Press, “State Trooper’s funeral”. 2. Brad Puckett, American Press, “Firefighter laid to rest”. 3. Margaret Croft, The News-Star, “Daddy’s home for Christmas.”

—Sports Action Photo: 1. Deste Lee, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Not Tackling me”. 2. Brad Puckett, American Press, “Getting ball over the goal line”. 3. Brad Puckett, American Press, “McNeese State’s P.J. Alawoya.”

— Sports Feature Photo: 1. Karen Wink, American Press, “Diamond ‘Hot Sauce’ Jones”. 2. C. Todd Sherman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Congrats”. 3. Deste Lee, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “He’s Down.”

— Feature Photo: 1. Karen Wink, American Press, “Obedience school”. 2. Karen Wink, American Press, “Between night and day”. 3.Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Getting some air.”

— Illustration: 1. C. Todd Sherman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Bullying”. 2. Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “resolutions”. 3. C. Todd Sherman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Heart Health.”

— Multipicture: 1. Deste Lee, C. Todd Sherman, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Elvis Festival”. 2. Karen Wink, American Press, “Backyard buds and bugs”. 3. Margaret Croft, Michael Dunlap, Terrance Armstard, Arely D. Castillo, The News-Star, “In tune with today’s workers.”

— Portrait/Personality: 1. Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Small School Player”. 2. Thomas Wells, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, “Making a comeback”. 3. Arely D. Castillo, The News-Star, “The sculptor.”