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The Dawson County News is a weekly, paid circulation publication located in the foothills of the beautiful north Georgia Mountains in historic downtown Dawsonville.

The paper is owned by Metro Market Media and is affiliated with the Forsyth County News and The Times (Gainesville).

Dawson County 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.

“A Community Newspaper Serving Community Needs,” the Dawson County 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.

Dawson County 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 County News takes pride in being heavily involved in many community events and currently serves as the legal organ of Dawson County.