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Opened on August 15, 1954
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About
The Citizen of East Alabama is a weekly newspaper in Phenix City, Ala. The staff writes about stories that matter to people in this area. We also have a TV channel, and we are working to build more daily news to air on Channel 7.
Biography
The Citizen of East Alabama has been around since the 1950s. The newspaper strives to provide our citizens with fun feature stories about the people and the ar...ea, while also informing you about the important issues in East Alabama. A subscription to the newspaper is $25 yearly for Alabama, or $30 outside Alabama.

Promos, Contests and Giveaways:
Prizes are given away at random. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of giveaway date. All prizes not claimed will be put back in the rotation for another giveaway. Photos posted or submitted for contests may be used as promotion material in The Citizen of East Alabama, East Alabama TV Channel 7 or for Cable TV of East Alabama’s website.

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The Citizen of East Alabama reserves the right to use any posts, photos or information submitted to its Facebook in or on The Citizen of East Alabama, East Alabama TV Channel 7 and for Cable TV of East Alabama’s website.
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Awards
2014 Awards Include:
Most Improved
First Place for Best Lifestyle Pages...
First Place for Best Sports Photo by Denise DuBois
First Place for Best Headline by Katherine Haas
Second Place for Best Layout and Design
Second Place Best Editorial by Denise DuBois
Second Place Best News Photo by Blenda Copeland
Second Place for Best Sports Story by Mark Clark
Third Place Best Sports Column by Mark Clark​

2013 Awards include:

First place for Best Use of Photographs/Editorial Content
First place for Best Spot News Story for Katherine Haas’s story about growth on Moon Lake
Second place for Best Feature Photo for Katherine Haas’s photos of soldiers deploying
Third place for Best Sports Photo for Denise DuBois’s photo of the Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament
Third place for Best Special Section for the annual football guide
Third place for Hest Headline for “Police pursue perpetrator in pit bull puppy pilfer”

2012 Awards include:

First place for Best Sports Feature Story for Mark Clark’s story of Lewis Colbert
Second place for Best Sports page
Second place for Best Presswork
Second place for Best Local News Coverage
Second place for Best Feature photo for Denise DuBois’s photo of a saluting soldier
Second place for Best Feature Story for Denise DuBois’s story of a soldier serving in Afghanistan
Third place for Best Use of Photos/Editorial Content
Third place for Best Layout and Design
Third place for Best Human Interest Column for a column by Mark Clark
Third place for Best Sports Single Event Story for Mark Clark’s story about the Central/Smiths Station rivalry
Third place for Best Headline for “Cabbage patch kid has one big head”
Second place advertising award for Best Signature Page
Second place advertising award for Best Regularly Scheduled Special Section
Third place advertising award for Best Original/Creative Idea

2011 Awards include:

First place for Best News Feature Story for Mark Clark’s Christmas story
First place for Best Headline for “Law firm has the Hurtsboro library crying ‘Wii, Wii, Wii’
Second place for Best Sports Feature Story for a story by Mark Clark

2010 Awards include:

First place for Best Presswork
Second place for Best Sports Page
Second place for Best Sports Photo by Mark Clark
Second place for Best Feature Story for Blenda Copeland’s fruit story
Third place for Best Editorial Column or Commentary for a Mark Clark column
Third place for Best Feature Photo for Mark Clark’s photo

2009 Awards include:

First place for Best Sports Single Event Story for Mark Clark’s story on Leroy Propst
Second place for Best Presswork
Second place for Best Sports Photo by Glenn Peppers
Second place for Best Spot News Story for a tornado story by Mark Clark
Second place for Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage for a story by Mark Clark

2008 Awards include:

Most Improved Award
First place for Best Presswork
Second place for Best Sports News In-Depth Coverage for a story by Mark Clark
Second place for Best Spot News Photo by Mark Clark
Second place for Best Headline for “Hughston, you have solved our problem”
Third place for Best Sports Photo by Mark Clark
Third place for Best Humorous Column by Mark Clark
Third place for Best Editorial Column or Commentary by Mark Clark

2007 Awards include:

Third place for Best Feature Photo by Mark Clark
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Gender
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Personal Information
Denise DuBois was named the Executive Editor/Co-Publisher in March 2012. Denise has been writing with the newspaper since 2007. She has a weekly column in the p...aper where she writes about everything from single life to faith and family. She is an award-winning writer, photographer and designer. Email her at ddubois@citiznea.com.

Blenda Copeland is a staff writer who started in 2008. She is an award-winning writer. Email her at bcopeland@citizenea.com.

Karnell Harris is the graphic designer and creates all advertisements seen throughout the paper. He is an award-winning graphics designer.

We also employ a host of freelance sports writers and photographers.
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