STAR wins big at UT/TPA awards, recognized as best newspaper in state in its division

4:28 pm | July 19, 2013

The Elizabethton STAR has been recognized as the best daily newspaper in its division in the University of Tennessee/Tennessee Press Association Newspaper Contest in Nashville.

GenExcellenceThe STAR won 8 first place awards for Education Reporting, Business Reporting, Sports Coverage, Makeup and Appearance, Community Lifestyles, Local Features, Spot News Coverage and, for the second year in a row, Best Website.

The newspaper won a total of 23 awards.

Attending the awards ceremony at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville were Publisher Mark A. Stevens, Editor-in-Chief Brian Reese, photographer Brandon Hicks and county reporter Max Hrenda.

Full details of the Elizabethton STAR’s placement at the annual contest will be published in Sunday’s Elizabethton STAR and at

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