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Daily Post wins six awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Gwinnett Daily Post won six awards, including first-place finishes by reporter Josh Green and copy desk chief Nate McCullough, in the 2009 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Georgia Press Association. The awards, for work published in 2008, were handed out this past weekend at the GPA's annual convention at Jekyll Island.

Green placed first in the hard news writing category for his story about the continued search for Justin Gaines and the effects of his disappearance on his family. McCullough won in the serious column category for "Father's Day comes early to me," a column about adopting his stepdaughter Madyson.

In the photography competition, photo editor Jason Braverman won third place for his sports feature photo of swimmer Amanda Weir under water. Former staff photographer Josh Weiss placed second in the sports category for his shot of Chuck Liddell from a mixed martial arts fight in Atlanta.

The Daily Post also won two publication awards, placing second for best sports section and third for best special issue for the 2008 Newcomer's Guide. The Daily Post competes in Class A, the classification for papers with the largest circulations in the contest.

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Photo by Jason Braverman

Amanda Weir swims at SwimAtlanta in Lawrenceville, training to qualify to swim for the Olympic team in Beijing.