The Citizen

About

The Citizen of East Alabama is our area’s award winning, weekly publication. The newspaper features people and places in Russell and Lee counties. Read local news, find out about events and stay in touch with the awesome people in East Alabama. Everyone has a story to tell and The Citizen of East Alabama fills you in. Advertise in The Citizen and reach almost 14,000 people. It is Alabama’s largest weekly newspaper.


  • Contact Us

    Call the editorial department at 334-664-0145. For advertising, call East Alabama Advertising at 334-664-0341.

  • Advertising

    Rates are as low as $25 weekly for full color ads. The Citizen is published every Thursday.

  • Deadlines

    Editorial and advertising deadlines are Mondays at noon. Deadlines for legal notices are Fridays at noon.

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 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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