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  • 1.S.C. Press AssociationAnnual Meeting & Awards March 16 -17, 2012 Ti d es, Folly Beach

2. Index-JournalWinner of a newspaper-record 34 South Carolina Press Association awards Winner of the 2011-12 Presidents Cup Second-place nish in General ExcellenceMike BeckomJoseph Sitarz2nd place Cartoon 1st place Humor Column Writing2nd place Lifestyle Feature Writing Ben Breiner3rd place Sports Enterprise Reporting Chris Trainor3rd place Humor Column WritingScott J. Bryan1st place News Headline Writing Richard S. Whiting1st place Inside Page Design2nd place Column Writing2nd place Column Writing3rd place Series of Articles2nd place Feature Page Design Portfolio3rd place Photo Page Design3rd place Sports Column writingScott Chancey2nd place Sports Column WritingSt. Claire Donaghy2nd place Faith Reporting3rd place Series of ArticlesKelly Lafferty1st place Personality Photograph3rd place Personality Photograph3rd place Photo story Sam OKeefe1st place Unpublished Photo1st place General News Photo1st place Photo Story2nd place Photo Story2nd place Spot News Photo2nd place General News Photo2nd place Feature Photo2nd place Personality Photograph3rd place Sports Feature PhotoHonorable Mention Sports Feature PhotoErin Owens2nd place Series of ArticlesBob Simmonds3rd place Sports Page DesignCheng Sio2nd place Sports Feature Story3rd place Sports Feature story 3. SPECIAL THANKSTO OUR SPONSORS GOLD SPONSORSThe Nations Fun Family NewspaperSILVER SPONSORSBRONZE SPONSOR 4. ScheduleFriday, March 16of Events 3 11 p.m. Winners displays openPierView Room 3 5 p.m. Executive Committee MeetingAtrium A 5:30 7 p.m.Opening ReceptionShipwatch RoomSaturday, March 17 9 a.m. Registration, sponsor tables and winners displays openPierView Room 10 10:45 a.m.Top 10 Things Every Newspaper Executive Should KnowShipwatch RoomDuring more than 30 years in the media business including serving as associate director of the American Press Institute from 2005 until 2011 Mark Mulholland has seen alot. Prior to joining Charlestons Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group as vice president of marketing last fall, he held advertising and marketing positions at organizationsincluding the Roanoke (VA) Times, Greensboro (NC) News & Record, Chicago Sun-Times, Lee Enterprises, WFLA-TV in Tampa, and others. In this session, Mark will share insightsand observations about what newspaper organizations need to do to ensure ongoing success in the challenging environment in which we all now operate. 11 11:45 a.m.Clouds Blocking the Sunshine... A Look at FOIA Challenges in the Palmetto StateShipwatch RoomJoin SCPA Attorney Jay Bender as he moderates a panel of editors and reporters who will discuss current open government challenges, especially dealing with police reports.Panelists include Glenn Smith of The Post and Courier, Tonyia McGirt of The Item, Mike Smith of the Herald-Journal and Richard Whiting of the Index-Journal. 11:45 11:55 a.m. SCPA Business Meeting & Election of OfficersShipwatch Room 12 2:15 p.m. Weekly and Associate Member Awards Luncheon & Hall of Fame PresentationsAtrium 2:30 3:45 p.m. The Challenge of Preserving Newspaper Public Notice AdvertisingShipwatch RoomJohn Bussian, attorney for the N.C. Press Association, will give a regional perspective and outline challenges they faced in preserving legals in North Carolina. Newspaper designconsultant Ed Henninger will present some bold ideas on packaging legals for better readership. 4 5 p.m. AP News Council Meeting & AwardsShipwatch Room 6 7:30 p.m.Presidents ReceptionPierView Room 7:30 9:30 p.m. Daily Awards DinnerAtrium 9:30 p.m. midnight Bar and patio on the beach will stay open for you to celebrate!Check out page 7 for restaurant and nightlife recommendations. 5. 134 Columbus StreetCHARLESTON, SC 29403-4800(843) 577-7111BILL HAWKINSEDITOR AND PUBLISHERMarch 12, 2012Welcome to the Edge of America!What better time and place than St. Patricks Day at Folly Beach to celebrate a great year for theSouth Carolina Press Association and honor South Carolinas best journalism.We had record participation in this years contest with 3,500 entries and the quality of the workhas never been better.We can all take pride in our winners and the important work they are doing in their communities.I also salute the untiring work of your SCPA staff in keeping our association strong, particularlyon legislative matters, and helping spread the word across the state that newspapers remainviable and indispensable.Yes, we really do have a lot to celebrate!Please know that I appreciate your support this past year and I can assure you that the incomingslate of officers promises that our associations future is in great hands.Cheers!Bill Hawkins 6. We Couldnt Be Prouder!General ExcellenceCHRONICLECAROLINA FORESTCongratulations to our fabulous team!KATHY ROPPKATHY ROPPMICHAEL SMITHMICHAEL SMITHCHARLES PERRY CHARLES PERRY CHRIS MOWDER CHRISMOWDERHorry Independent EditorHORRY INDEPENDENT EDITORChronicle EditorCHRONICLE EDITOR Herald Editor HERALD EDITOR Internet Director INTERNETDIRECTOR BETTY MOSES BETTY MOSES HEATHER GALE HEATHER GALEROBERT ANDERSON ROBERT ANDERSON ETTIE NEWLANDS ETTIE NEWLANDS Myrtle Beach Herald MYRTLE BEACH HERALD HORRY INDEPENDENT Horry Independent Horry Independent HORRY INDEPENDENTCAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE Carolina Forest Chronicle 7. Restaurant RecommendationsON FOLLY BEACH: Its definitely on the shabby side but offersHUSK, 76 Queen St.; Husk is Chef Sean Brocksa spectacular view of the marsh, fresh fried distillation of Southern with a capital S. TheTACO BOY, 15 Center Street; 11 a.m. 2 seafood and most famously, locally harvested,kitchen cures its own hams; makes its owna.m.; Authentic taqueria/cantina with tasty roasted oysters. preserves, conserves and pickles; grinds andtacos and nachos. Fun Margaritas and Tequila puts up. All ingredients are sourced from theflights, too. "Skip Siesta, Lets Fiesta." Live FAT HEN, 3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island; South and the menu is written daily. Brock isentertainment Fri. and Sat. nights. Casual vibe of a French farmhouse. Menu pays Best Chef Southeast 2010 and called the besthomage to Charlestons Huguenot history by farmer who ever became a chef. Also find aLOST DOG CAFE, 1106 West Huron Street; 8offering French Lowcountry cuisine with thegood selection of small-batch bourbons herea.m. 3 p.m.; Great breakfast and brunch spot. farm-fresh ingredients.and a wine list grouped by soil type.BLU RESTAURANT, downstairs at the Tides;GLASS ONION, 1219 Savannah Hwy.; Go-to JESTINES KITCHEN, 251 Meeting St.; Serves up7 a.m. 10 p.m.; Oceanfront dining featuring spot for local foodies that offers a hybrid menu Southern sacraments of fried, greens and sweets.fresh local seafood. Special St. Pattys Daydrawing upon the rural South, the Lowcountrymenu and Irish music from 2 5 p.m. and 9and New Orleans. It was started by Katrina ex- MAGNOLIAS, 185 East Bay St.; Pioneered thep.m. to midnight. pats whose mantra is: the simple joy broughtconcept of Uptown Down South when itabout by the perfectly cooked fried chicken, opened in 1990 and it was pivotal in sparkingWOODYS PIZZA, 39 Center Street; Pizza, subshearty gumbo, crisp homemade pickles and Charlestons culinary renaissance. Its still a force,and cold beer. Live music.soft, buttery cookies."and the Down South Egg Roll is still on the menu.TOKYO CREPES, 110 E Ashley Avenue; 9 a.m. WILD OLIVE, 2867 Maybank Highway, Johns PENINSULA GRILL, 112 North Market St.; 2:30 a.m.; Sweet and savory crepes that are Island; House-made salumeri and pastas.Four-star, four-diamond status. Sophisticatedperfect after a night out on the town.Located under a towering majestic oak and thefood and first-class service in an elegant diningpath is lined with olive trees and herbs.room. The Ultimate Coconut Cake is based onSNAPPER JACKS, 10 Center Street; 11:30 a.m.a family recipe and is sinfully rich as in 12 2 a.m.; Seafood and sports bar with open-air layers and 12 pounds.rooftop bar and live music. Downtown: SLIGHTLY NORTH OF BROAD, 192 East Bay St.;LOGGERHEADS BEACH GRILL, 123 W AshleyBLOSSOM, 171 East Bay St.; Local seafood and Local favorite for lunch or dinner, SNOB is busy,Avenue; 11 a.m. 2 a.m.; Live entertainmentproduce are the backbone of menu that also energetic and most hospitable.all day/night on Saturday.features house-made pastas and wood-firedpizzas in a casually chic setting. COCKTAILS WITH A VIEW: The Rooftop atSURF BAR, 103 W. Cooper; Happy Hour: 4-7Vendue, 19 Vendue Range, or the Pavilion Barp.m.; Serving appetizers, burgers, sandwiches,FIG, Chef-owner Mike Lata, Beard Best Chef on the top of the Market Pavilion Hotel at 225salads and daily specials. Porch is dog friendly. Southeast 2009, produces a market-driven East Bay Street.menu without pretensions.BLACK MAGIC CAFE, 103 W Erie Avenue; 7 a.m.COCKTAILS WITH JAZZ: Charleston Grill at 9 p.m. Coffee, tea, sandwiches and bagels.GIN JOINT, 182 East Bay St.; Classically trainedchef-owners have created a gin joint with aCharleston Place is a nice place to have afocus on pre-Prohibition spirits and classic cocktail. Mercato on N. Market Street also offersRITAS SEASIDE GRILLE, 2 Center Street; Lunch, jazz most nights.dinner and live music.foods with a speakeasy twist. They juice theirown fruits, prepare their own syrups, and takeice very seriously. The menu allows a dinner MORE BREAKFAST SPOTS: Dixie Supply Cafe,BERTS MARKET, 202 E Ashley Avenue; Open 62 State. St.; Bull Street Gourmet, 120 King24/7. Great place to grab snacks, growlers of experience but is designed to offer snacksworthy to the retro cocktail experience, such as St.; Caviar & Bananas in the Market; Marinadraft beer and local wine. Variety Store, 17 Lockwood Blvd. at the CityPad Thai popcorn and the hog dog. Marina; Palmetto Cafe, 205 Meeting St, inNear FOLLY: HOMINY GRILL, 207 Rutledge Ave.; Chef-ownerCharleston Place Hotel; Toast, 155 Meeting

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