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Barry Galinger, the father of fallen Chattanooga police officer Nicholas Galinger, lies his head on his son's casket with his kids behind him after delivering words of remembrance during his son's funeral at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church Friday, March 1, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The day prior Barry acknowledge that moment would be the last time he was able to see his son. This photo won first place for best news photograph from the Tennessee Press Association in 2020./ Staff file photo by Erin O. Smith

The Chattanooga Times Free Press on Wednesday received the Tennessee Press Association's top award for its size paper in the state journalism awards.

The press association typically holds a summer meeting and awards ceremony, but the meeting was canceled and awards were presented virtually this year. The awards recognized the best work done in 2019 by journalists across the state.

For the sixth time in seven years, the Times Free Press took home the top award, General Excellence, in the category for the state's largest papers. The award is given to the newspaper with the highest number of points, based on awards won.

The Times Free Press received the following awards:

First place for sports coverage, sports writing, sports photo, education coverage, feature writing, headline writing, news photograph, make-up and appearance, website and Sunday editions.

Second place for graphics and illustrations, special issue, local features, personal column, humor column, editorials and news reporting.

Third place for business reporting, community lifestyles, humor column, single editorial, public service, breaking news coverage and investigative reporting.

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Calhoun left fielder Hannah Masburn (6) dives, but just misses catching a Ringgold base hit. The Calhoun Lady Yellow Jackets visited the Ringgold Lady Tigers in GHSA softball action on October 1, 2019. / Staff Photo by Robin Rudd
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