Valdosta Daily Times

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August 1, 2013

Times wins AP awards

ATLANTA — The Valdosta Daily Times won several awards at the recent Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors Newspaper Awards luncheon in Atlanta.

Former Times’ reporter Jason Schaefer received a First Place in Deadline Reporting award for his story on homeless individuals in 2012.

Former news photographer Paul Leavy won a Third Place Award in Photography for his photo of a meth lab arrest at a local motel. Managing Editor Kay Harris received two awards, a Third Place for Feature Writing for a story on female physicians and a Third Place in Editorial Writing.

Times’ Publisher Jeff Masters said, “I am very proud of the work that our newsroom does each and every day, and these awards help to recognize that we have some of the best journalists in the state right here in Valdosta.”

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