Bisher Inducted in Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Georgia sports writing legend Furman Bisher was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in Nov. 2018. The Hall recently posted the video of that event. Furman was the first inductee that day and he was introduced by world-famous novelist Terry Kay, who worked for Bisher at the Atlanta Journal. Here is the video …

Augusta, Marietta big winners in 2017 GSWA Contest

The Augusta Chronicle and Marietta Daily Journal were the big winners in the annual Georgia Sports Writers Association’s writing and editing contest announced Sunday. Augusta Chronicle sports editor John Boyette won the Furman Bisher Sweepstakes Award for best story and the newspaper took first for best sports section, best Sunday sports section and best special …

Summit Chase CC to host GSWA meeting on June 4

Summit Chase Country Club in Snellville will be the host for the Georgia Sports Writers Association annual meeting on June 4. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with a buffet dinner at the club. The menu typically includes fried chicken, roast beef, an assortment of vegetables, soup, homemade yeast rolls and cornbread, a salad …

GSWA responses needed for Ga. Open Records Act survey

Carolyn Carlson of Kennesaw State is conducting a survey regarding the Georgia Open Records Act Thank you to those who have already participated in the survey of Georgia sports writers that gauges their reactions to an amendment to the Georgia Open Records Act that now allows athletic departments at University System of Georgia schools 90 …

Veteran AP, AJC writer Tapley dies

Veteran sports writer and all-around nice guy Ray Tapley died on April 3 in Vidalia. He died last week after an injury sustained in a fall at the nursing home in which he was living. Ray wasn’t a big guy, but he left a huge impression with his rat-a-tat style of talking and the kindness …