The sports staff of the Barrow Journal was honored with eight awards in the annual Georgia Sports Writers Association contest for the calendar year 2009.
Awards were presented Sunday during the group’s annual convention, held this year in Marietta.
The sports section was named the best for Division III, which includes all paper’s published once, twice and three times per week. The paper’s football preview section, published last August also received first place. The cover was designed by Jana Mitcham and included feature photos of the Winder-Barrow and Apalachee football coaches taken by staff photographer Jessica Brown.
Chris Bridges also won a first place award for Best Local News story about the dismissal of Winder-Barrow High School football coach Ben Corley.