Progress columnist Alan Gibson received first place in the Ga. Press Association’s 2013 humorous column category for the division that includes the largest weekly newspapers.
Gibson, a Bent Tree resident, has penned his Essential Bad Attitude column for the Progress since April 17, 2008. He has never missed a week since that time. His column can be found on page 3A.
The judges wrote the following concerning the weekly column: “No long scene setters or trips down memory lane or digressive conversations with a friend for Alan Gibson, just straight-to-the-point, get-on-with-it funny.”
Awards were presented during the annual Ga. Press Convention last week. The Progress also saw three of the news staff win photography awards. Laiken Owens took home a 2nd place photography award, while Damon Howell and Dan Pool both won 3rd place in different photography categories.