Clarke County Tribune Staff Wins 11 Awards

(Courtesy: Clarke County Tribune) The Clarke County Tribune walked away with 11 editorial awards Saturday, June 25, 2022, during the joint 2022 Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee Press Conference and Better Newspaper Contest in Memphis, TN.

The contest was judged by volunteers from the South Carolina Association. 

Awards won were as follows:

First Place – Brittney Mangum for her Magazine Feature on the Chickasawhay River

“The piece shows clear eye for detail and paints a good picture of a place. Unique perspective from sources. Well done!” – judges

First Place – Jennifer Bozeman for Feature Photo on Ashley Garrett in the 2021 Profile Edition

“Great environmental portrait that captures Ashley’s personality and her passion for delivering the mail. Well done!” – judges

Second Place – Belinda Allen – Personality Portrait: Brooks Wood

Second Place – Brittney Mangum – Magazine Feature: Resurrected Hope

Second Place – Brittney Mangum – Planned Series: Infant Loss: Let’s Talk

Second Place – Belinda Allen – Feature Photo: Brook’s Guitar

Third Place – Brittney Mangum and Jennifer Bozeman – News Package: Ashley the Mail Lady

Third Place – Jennifer Bozeman – Personality Portrait: Jaynice Neely

Third Place – Staff – Best Front Page 

Honorable Mention – Staff – Special Section: Hometown Heros

Honorable Mention – Belinda Allen – Pictorial Series: At Home with the Laffertys

Congratulations, Brittney, Belinda, Monay and Jennifer on your outstanding work!

“Your community hometown newspaper will continue to serve Clarke County,” stated Publisher Jennifer Bozeman. “We not only have the newspaper, but we provide the community with special supplements such as the fall magazine, the annual profile, Christmas shopping guide, sports schedule posters, and now have added a massive website. We have a one-stop shop website with years worth of old newspapers available, comics, weather, events calendar, state news, our own social media called Friends, and a community board called Neighbors. Check it out at”

Founded in 1866 and now in its 156th year, MPA is trade association representing Mississippi newspaper media.