NASHVILLE -- The Greeneville Sun won 14 first-place awards here last Saturday in the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Managing Editors 2012 Awards.
The Sun competed in a division with other Tennessee newspapers with a daily circulation of at least 10,001 and not more than 20,000.
The period that was judged was 2011.
As is customary, Tennessee newspapers were judged in the annual competition by journalists from a different state.
This year, Tennessee newspapers were judged by staffers at newspapers in North Carolina.
There were 17 categories.
Here are the Sun's winning entries by category, and a brief description:
* Daily Deadline: By the Sun's staff, for coverage on the first day the tornadoes struck Greene County, April 27, 2011;
* Features: Amy Rose, for her story, "Reporter Finds Old School Is Gone, But Sees Community Is Still Strong" about the former Greystone School building four days after the tornadoes.
* Sports: Wayne Phillips, for a composite of work.
* Business News: Rich Jones and Ken Little for three articles summarized as "Environmental Controversy At Nuclear Fuel Services."
* Editorials. Editor John M. Jones Jr., for an editorial about whether the Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen should adopt the International Property Maintenance Code. The editorial strongly urged more consideration before taking action.
* Spot News Photography: Phil Gentry, for "Teams Comb The Wreckage," in the aftermath of the 2011 tornadoes.
* Feature Photography: Phil Gentry, for "Christians Prepare For Easter."
* Sports Photography: Phil Gentry, for "Cheering On Lady Huskies."
* Photojournalism: Phil Gentry, for "Teams Comb The Wreckage," in the aftermath of the 2011 tornadoes.
* Individual Achievement/Body of Work in Photography: Phil Gentry.
* Website: By the Sun's staff.
* Online Slideshow: Steve Harbison, "Historic Homes In Winter."
* Video: Brian Cutshall, "Relish Food Show is Fun Frolic."
* Multimedia: Brian Cutshall and Jim Kidd, "Tornadoes Devastate Greene County."
Top winner in the division for newspapers under 10,000 circulation was the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, with nine first-place awards.
The Jackson Sun, in the 20,001-50,000 circulation category, received 11 first-place awards.
The Commercial Appeal in Memphis took home eight first-place awards in the over-50,000 circulation category.