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Paper receives eleven awards from Georgia Press

Friday, June 9 the Donalsonville News was a perfect ten plus one in the Better Newspaper Editorial Awards Contests held during the 136th Convention of the Georgia Press Association at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. 

The Donalsonville News received 11 awards recognizing excellence in community service, local news coverage, lifestyle coverage, layout and design, photo essay, newspaper promotion, headline writing, advertising campaign, special sections, best use of color, and institutional advertising.

“Awards are great, but to know that we served our community well with a quality designed and written product is icing on the cake. I am proud of each individual award, because each one received is a testament to the paper’s commitment to the community and to the hard work and long hours each and every member of the newspaper’s family has put in over the past year,” commented Managing Editor David Maxwell. 

“It doesn’t get any better than this and I honestly love what I do. Working each day to tell the stories and to put the faces of the people in this community on the pages of their hometown newspaper is an honor. It has been the newspaper’s goal from day one to give our readers and advertisers exactly what they deserve – the absolute best. 

“Recognizing there are still areas in which to improve, we are constantly upping our standards. We are committed to serving our readers, our advertisers and our community, and we believe that our best journalistic efforts are ahead of us. 

“Receiving these honors tells us we are on the right track. We will never stop in our efforts to improve and expand our coverage as we work to become the best weekly community newspaper of our size in Georgia,” concluded Maxwell.

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