History of the Dawson Community News
The Dawson Community News is a weekly, paid circulation publication located in the foothills of the beautiful north Georgia Mountains in historic downtown Dawsonville.
The Swartz-Morris Media Inc. publication began circulation in the early 1990s and is affiliated with the Forsyth County News, The Times (Gainesville), the Barrow County News and The Paper (located in Hoschton).
Dawson Community News is published each Wednesday and is delivered via the United States Postal Service and private carrier, as well as being available at many retail businesses. In 2010 the newspaper also launched Dawson Community Values which is mailed to over 95% of Dawson County households each week. Stephanie Griffin was named editor of the paper in November 2006 and continues in that role today.
“A Community Newspaper Serving Community Needs,” the Dawson Community News is dedicated to providing local citizens with accurate, balanced and fair coverage of news and events that affect the lives and the community in which they live, work and play. The paper also provides local businesses with affordable advertising targeted to the area residents that comprise their core customers. Popular special publications include the annual Moonshine Festival guide and the monthly Chamber Chronicle, which is the official Chamber of Commerce publication.
Dawson Community News has received numerous accolades in the journalism field. It has won multiple advertising and editorial awards in annual competitions sponsored by the Georgia Press Association. The Dawson Community News takes pride in being heavily involved in many community events and currently serves as the legal organ of Dawson County.