The Dawson Community News was honored in several categories for papers its size during the 2010 Georgia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.
The newspaper won four awards, including recognition for local news coverage, page one, headline writing and hard news writing.
The awards were announced during a banquet at the recent GPA convention on Jekyll Island.
Also at the convention, Charles H. Morris, a principal partner of Swartz-Morris Media Inc., which owns the Dawson Community News, earned induction into the GPA’s Golden Club.
The club honors individuals who have worked in the newspaper industry for 50 years or longer, at least 40 of those in Georgia.
The GPA contest, held annually, recognizes the best print journalism in Georgia.
The Dawson Community News won first-place honors for headline writing and took second place for page one and local news coverage.
Individual third-place honors went to Staff Writer Michele Hester for hard news writing.
The Dawson Community News competed against other Division G newspapers, which have a circulation of 3,000 to 4,999.