farragutpress among top newspapers in TPA awards

Once again led by its Advertising/Production departments, collecting 16 first-place awards and 36 overall, farragutpress finished near the top among statewide newspapers collecting Tennessee Press Association awards — from 2019 newspaper issues — during the annual contest.

With results for editorial awards released Thursday, Sept. 24 (one first-place, three runner-up TPA awards), and advertising/circulation “Ideas Contest” awards named the next day, Friday, Sept. 25, this paper collected 42 overall awards, 17 first place.

“I couldn’t be prouder of this newspaper staff, from top to bottom,” said Tony Cox, farragutpress publisher and president of Republic Newspapers, Inc., its parent company.

“I think over the past three years, both in editorial and advertising, we’ve amassed something like 105 first-, second- or third-place TPA awards.

“We thank our advertisers for letting us do what we do to earn these awards,” he added.


awards detailed

The papers’s 16 first-

place Advertising/Circulation awards included Self Promotion of a Newspaper; Sales Promotion for a Retailer; Single Color Ad; Black and White Ad and Feature Page.

Other first-place TPA awards came in Quarter Page or Smaller Ad; Food Store Ad; Automotive Ad, Professional Services and Furniture/Appliances Ad.

Still more first-place awards were earned in Carrier Recruitment, Reader Contest, Classifieds, Marketing Materials, Niche Publications and Humor in an Ad.

Credit for the advertising awards belongs to Tony

Christen, production manager,

Cindy Wilfert, designer, and advertising account executives, Charlene Waggoner, Laura Sayers and Linda


Editorial awards detailed

Among its six awards, editorial captured first- and second-place for Best Feature Photo, led by general assignment reporter Tammy Cheek’s first-place photograph “Brave Beatrice.”

Cheek and Michelle Hollenhead, fellow general assignment reporter, joined editor Alan Sloan and Christen to lead the way in editorial also grabbing a second-place award for Make-Up & Appearance, while Hollenhead’s story, “Outpouring of Affection” also garnered a second-place award for Best Single Feature.