September 2023
Two people, Lydia Walters and Steven Ward, hold up certificates indicating winners of national awards.
Lydia Walters, VP of Communications for ECM, and Steven Ward, editor of Today In Mississippi.

Today in Mississippi took home two National Electric Cooperative Statewide Editors Association “Willie Awards” Aug. 9 at the group’s 2023 business meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

Today in Mississippi won an Award of Excellence for “Best Digital Communications” for the statewide magazine’s website. The website was recently redesigned by Powerful Web to share magazine stories online. 

Today in Mississippi Editor Steven Ward also won an Award of Excellence in the “Best News Feature – Less than 650 Words” category for his June 2022 story about a father and son who work for two different Mississippi electric cooperatives as linemen. The story — “Son follows in his father’s footsteps to become lineman” — profiles Dixie Electric Line Forman Jason Holder and his son, Dawson Holder, who works as a lineman for Southern Pine Electric.  

The Willie Awards, which are held annually, showcase the best writing, photos, and design of statewide electric co-op magazines from all over the country. 

Category: News & Notes

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