South Carolina Press Association honors The Star

The Star was honored for journalistic achievement at the 2013 South Carolina Press Association annual awards banquet Saturday.

The Star won nine awards.

"We never do our work just in an attempt to win an award," publisher Scott Hunter said. "But when others acknowledge the great work that our staff does for our readers, it is very welcomed."

The Star won the following awards:

• First place, Page One Design Portfolio, Brandon Lockett

• Second place, Health Reporting, Phyllis Britt

• Second place, Profile Feature Writing or Story, Phyllis Britt

• Second place, Feature Photo, Mike Adams

• Second place, Personality Photograph or Portrait, Mike Adams

• Third place, Personality Photograph or Portrait, Bill Bengtson

• Second place, Single Page One Design, Brandon Lockett

• Third place, General News Photo, Mike Adams

• Third place, Column Writing, Phyllis Britt