The Newport Plain Talk's annual 'Smoky Mountain Homeplace' special
edition was received a History in Media Award from the East Tennessee
Historical Society last week. ET Historical Society Director Cherel
Henderson, right, presented the award to Smoky Mountain Homeplace
Editor Duay O'Neil, center, and Plain Talk Advertising Representative
Vickie Mason, left.
|Published: 9:08 AM, 05/14/2013
||Last updated: 9:08 AM, 05/14/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
KNOXVILLE-The Newport Plain Talk's annual special edition
'Smoky Mountain Homeplace' was honored by the East Tennessee Historical Society
last week with a History in Media Award.
Smoky Mountain Homeplace Editor Duay O'Neil and NPT
Advertising Representative Vickie Mason were in Knoxville to accept the award
at the society's annual banquet last Tuesday.
In presenting the award, ET Historical Society Director
Cherel Henderson said, "This edition is a valuable contribution to the
preservation of the region's history. Duay's thorough research, interviews with
local folks, and rare photographs attract a huge following, making this one of
the paper's most popular features."
This year's award was based on the paper's 2012 edition
"Heaven's Jubilee," a collection of over 80 church histories and
accompanying photographs and the 2011 edition "Broken Lives in a Broken
County," a study of the Civil War's effects on Cocke County's citizens.
"I am deeply honored by the society's recognition of
our work," said O'Neil. "We work on this for several months each
year, and the whole staff gets excited about it. Without the dedication of our
advertising department and support of our advertisers, this edition would not
"Special commendation must also go to our ad
designers and especially to Tina Pierson, who oversees the issues design and
layout. They are true artists."
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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