Prize-Winning Mississippi Delta Journalist Passes

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Wayne Nicholas, who won dozens of national awards for his editorials about press freedom while working at the Bolivar Commercial has died. Nicholas received the Brechner Freedom of Information Award from the University of Florida in 1991, and in 2002 won the 2002 J. Oliver Emmerich Award for Editorial Excellence, given by the Mississippi Press Association. He wrote for the Bolivar Commercial from 1986 to 2005 when it was published five days a week. The paper now is printed just twice a week. Nicholas was 78 when he died Sunday at his home in Sunflower County.



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