The Dawson News & Advertiser has added two new staff members.
Keith Hart is a sales account executive, and Steve Alexander has taken over sports reporting for the 128-year-old newspaper.
Keith and Steve are welcome additions to our team, Publisher Kimberly Boim said Monday. They are talented professionals who have a sincere interest in making our newspaper the absolute best in the area.
Hart is a graduate of Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, and a former minor league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox.
He won me over with his competitive spirit, Boim said.
Hart has lived in Georgia 10 years, and enjoys golf almost as much as baseball.
He has been married to Rose Hart for 14 years.
It is great to work for a company that genuinely cares about its employees, Hart said. And Im looking forward to hitting some big numbers for the company.
Sports writer Alexander is a transplant from Indianapolis, Indiana, and is admittedly a sports junkie.
Despite being a Hoosier, I grew up a big Braves and Hawks fan, thanks to TBS, and also followed UGA and the Falcons, thanks to Dominique Wilkins and Deion Sanders, Alexander said. My family is still trying to get over the loss of Jason Heyward
and Evan Gattis for the Braves, but we are really enjoying the Hawks great run this season.
Alexander has been involved in fantasy sports for 25 years and said its been interesting to see the industry explode over the past five years.
Im excited to cover the Dawsonville sports scene and look forward to making new friends in the community, he said. Plus, my father was a big Bill Elliott fan back in the day, and I enjoy following Chases career. Its going to be a fun ride.
Alexander and his wife of 23 years, Casey, have four children. The couple decided to move to North Georgia when they met soccer players from the University of North Georgia who were visiting Indianapolis.