Websites hosted by TownNews.com won three of the nine awards for Best Web Design, including first place for weeklies, in the 2011 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper News-Editorial contest.

The Ashley County Ledger of Hamburg won first place for weeklies for www.ashleycountyledger.com. Publisher David Moyers wrote that this is the fifth first-place award in 10 years for the Ledger, which also won first place last year.

Second place for weeklies went to the Press Argus-Courier, a Stephens Media paper in Van Buren, for www.pressargus.com.

Among small and medium dailies, third place was awarded to The Daily Citizen, a Paxton Media Group paper in Searcy, for www.thedailycitizen.com.

The awards were presented Saturday at the Arkansas Press Association SuperConvention in Hot Springs.