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Erica Jones named editor of the Dawson County News
Erica Jones
Erica Jones.

Dawson County News Reporter Erica Jones has been named as the new editor of the Dawsonville-based newspaper starting on Jan. 1. 

Jones, a University of North Georgia alumnus, joined the Dawson County News team in March of 2020 as a features and education reporter and has since expanded her coverage into city meetings, BOE meetings, city and county events, nonprofits and any other feature stories that may arise. 

Jones has lived in the North Georgia area her whole life. She married her husband Will, who is the business manager for Walton Summit apartment homes, in August of 2021, and they go to Local Church Dawson together. 

In her nearly two years with the DCN, Jones said that her favorite part of the job has been networking and getting to know the members of the Dawson County community. Following news of her promotion, she said that she is excited and honored to get the chance to move into the editor role. 

“I love Dawson County and the people here, and I love telling their stories,” Jones said. “I’m incredibly honored to get the chance to become the editor of the Dawson County News, and I’m excited to continue bringing the news to the people in the community.” 

Jones will be taking the editor position over from former DCN Editor Jacob Smith, who has moved on to enter the teaching field. 

Contact Jones with story ideas and news tips by emailing, or by calling (706)265-3384.