Shelbyville Times-Gazette staff writer Brian Mosely was honored Saturday by the Tennessee Associated Press with its Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting because of his stories last December on the influx of Somali refugees to Bedford County.
Mosely's trophy on Saturday capped a total of 18 awards won by the paper in the state's two major press competitions.
It was one of three first place awards won by the newspaper at the AP's annual awards banquet. The Times-Gazette won five AP awards in its division of papers with daily circulation of up to 10,000, and 13 awards from the Tennessee Press Association in its division of newspapers with a combined weekly circulation between 15,001 and 50,000.
"I'm really proud of Brian and the entire news team from last year," said John Philleo, editor of the Times-Gazette. "We do it for the community, not for the accolades."
Former editor Kay Rose won first place in spot news photography for her picture of 8-year-old Christian Golczynski receiving the American flag that covered his father's casket during burial ceremonies in Wheel Cemetery. U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski was killed in action in Iraq. He grew up in Lewisburg where he joined the Marines.
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