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Tomahawk wins Tennessee Press Association awards

The Tomahawk was the recipient of four awards at the Tennessee Press Association banquet this past week. Newspapers are divided into different groups based on their circulation.
Angie Gambill snapped the picture appropriately named Standoff that garnered first place for the best feature photograph that demonstrated the protective nature of a deer saving her fawns from the talons of a large buzzard.
Gambill’s story, A Timeless Johnson County Treasure, on Emily Millsaps won third place in the best local category. Milsaps has played an important role in the lives of many Johnson Countians throughout the years. Gambill also received third place in the best personal column for her “Mama’s Healing came at Last,” written after the loss of her mother in 2014.
“I’m honored that the Tennessee Press Association chose some of my work for awards,” said Gambill. “The story on Mrs. Millsaps and the My Turn on my mother’s passing came straight from my heart so it makes those awards special to me.”
Lacy Hilliard took third place for her editorial Hobby Lobby’s Victory is a Defeat for Freedom. “I’m thankful to my editor, Angie Gambill, for allowing me a forum in which to express my opinion and by doing so, upholding the principles of journalistic integrity for which we all strive to maintain,” said Hilliard.