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Accountant to serve three years

A local accountant convicted in December of taking thousands of dollars from clients will spend the next three years in prison.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Stolen truck, gifts found in Roswell

Authorities say a Stone Mountain man suspected of taking a pickup truck from Dawson County may be responsible for additional holiday-related crimes here and elsewhere.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

A 31-year-old Dawsonville man who pleaded guilty to child molestation charges will spend at least 13 years in prison.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No ID yet on remains found in Forsyth

It could be at least another week before the identity of the person whose remains were found last week near Dawsonville Highway is confirmed.

December 08, 2010 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Director pleads guilty in theft case

A former sports academy director who pleaded guilty to six counts of felony theft by deception will spend the next 12 months in jail.

December 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Program recognized for clean-up efforts

Dawson County Treatment Court participants received an unexpected recognition during the court's graduation ceremony Nov. 18 when they were named Volunteers of the Year for community cleanup efforts.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Operation rounds up fugitives

More than a dozen fugitives were taken into custody over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in what authorities are calling Operation Turkey Claw.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Accountant’s case headed to court

A local accountant could face new theft charges when he goes to court next week.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Alleged assault recanted

Authorities say the 14-year-old Dawson County girl who made up a story about being raped likely will face charges in connection with the incident.

November 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities: Rape allegation false

Rape allegations brought forth by a 14-year-old middle school student last week are false, according to Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. John Cagle.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


DNR continues investigation

The investigation continues into last month's illegal dumping of dozens of barrels of old paint and solvents in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No leads in report of assault

Authorities continue to investigate reports that a 14-year-old girl was raped Nov. 5 after walking home from her school bus stop in the Fern Valley area of northwestern Dawson County.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities looking into reported sexual assault

Authorities are looking for a man who may have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after she got off a school bus Nov. 5 in the Fern Valley area of northwestern Dawson County.

November 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man faces battery, molestation charges

A Dawsonville man was arrested Monday on charges he molested a teenage girl several times over a four-year period.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Bond set at $20,000 for prep school coach

Bond for a sports academy director charged with felony theft by deception and felony deposit account fraud has been set at $20,000.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


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Dawsonville man accused of hitting family member with metal fire poker

A Dawsonville man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the brutal beating of a family member.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty to Lumpkin church thefts

A Dahlonega man pleaded guilty last week to his part in a string of church burglaries in Lumpkin County.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Proposal designed to prevent underage drinking

Parents caught allowing their kids to host drinking parties with their friends could face hefty fines and punishments if a proposed ordinance is passed by county commissioners.

May 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Weapons, ammo stolen from deputy’s vehicle

Authorities are investigating the thefts of guns and ammo taken from a deputy's service vehicle last week.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Trial dates set for murder suspect

Trial dates are set for the man accused of gunning down a popular coach last November.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Couple seeks $1 million after criminal charges dismissed

A couple arrested for interference of child custody in 2014 is seeking a sizable retribution from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office after the charges were dismissed.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deal signs transparency bill

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman accused of ‘doctor shopping’

A Dawsonville woman is facing multiple charges in connection with what authorities are calling "doctor shopping."

May 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deal signs transparency bill in Dawsonville

A bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday in Dawsonville opens transparency into one of the state's most secretive agencies.

May 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Governor to sign parole transparency bill Friday

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville Friday morning to sign a bill into law that will make sweeping transparency changes to one of the Georgia's most secretive agencies.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man found guilty of evidence tampering

A Dawson County man was sentenced to 20 days in jail last week for his role in a 2013 shooting in southwestern Dawson County.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Names of drivers released in head-on wreck

A 39-year-old Dawsonville man has been cited in last week's head-on collision that sent him and a second driver to area hospitals with serious injuries.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville couple facing felony drug charges

A Dawsonville couple is facing felony drug charges after authorities were called to their home on a reported domestic case and discovered suspected narcotics laying out in plain view.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two airlifted after collision

Both drivers were seriously injured in what appears to have been a head-on collision on Hwy. 136, just west of Bailey Waters Road in Dawson County Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Student arrested with shotgun in truck on Hightower campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested last week for having a weapon on campus.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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