The Barrow Journal has earned a coveted General Excellence award for the fourth consecutive year from the Georgia Press Association.
The Journal earned second place in the General Excellence category, signifying the best overall newspaper in its division. In previous years, the Journal won first place in 2012 and 2013 and third place in 2011.
First-place awards earned by the Journal staff at Friday night’s banquet at Jekyll Island included:
•News Photo, Jessica Brown. Judges comments included: “Wonderful-stop action photography. The photographer was able to capture the bullet as it was fired from the officer’s gun.”
•Page One. Judges comments included: “This looks like a newspaper should — it’s informative and useful and presented in a way that is easy to decipher.”