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Plea near in clerk’s federal case

GAINESVILLE - A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Convicted killer sentenced to death

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest ends spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 13, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teacher won’t be charged

A sixth-grade teacher at Dawson County Middle School will not be charged following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct with a female student.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | CRIME/COURTS


Unit targets crime

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Mother, daughter indicted in theft case

A Dawson County woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her longtime employer has been indicted by a Dawson County Grand Jury.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Worker faces theft charges

A 24-year-old Dahlonega woman was arrested Monday after she reportedly took about $30,000 from the local Walmart.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Soldiers plead guilty in explosives case

Three Dahlonega soldiers arrested last year for tossing explosive devices into a crowded local parking lot pleaded guilty to the charges.

February 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Pileup on Ga. 400 leaves three injured

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon and slowed the evening commute on Ga. 400.

February 16, 2011 | By Julie Arrington DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


Couple found dead in home

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected serial killer stands trial in Florida

The murder trial of suspected serial killer Gary Michael Hilton continues this week in northern Florida.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty in child porn case

A Dawson County man will spend the next eight years in prison for possessing child pornography.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge hears case

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit has been selected to serve in place of Chief Justice Carol Hunstein to hear the appeal in City of Decatur v. Dekalb County.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Body from 2009 case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

February 02, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


1 charged in illegal dumping

A Woodstock man could face additional charges after his arrest on suspicion of dumping more than three dozen barrels of hazardous waste in a local wildlife management area.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Memorial Sunday in Dawsonville for south Forsyth family killed in murder-suicide

The south Forsyth mother and two young sons who were killed in their home last week will be laid to rest and memorialized together Sunday.

July 30, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


High speed chase ends in arrest

A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday.

Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during ...

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide

SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges

A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff’s office renews state certification

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently received word that the department's state certification has been renewed.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deputy injured by irate bank customer

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy was injured Friday evening when an irate bank customer trying to flee the scene of a disorderly conduct call ...

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man attempts to flee after fight outside Publix in Cumming

CUMMING - A Dawsonville man who attempted to run away from Cumming police was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief chase.

July 17, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man crashes truck fleeing from officers

What appears to have started as a reported domestic call ended Sunday evening with a Dawson County man crashing the truck he was driving into ...

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

NORTH FORSYTH - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 13, 2015 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities release names in Dawsonville murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE - The victim in Wednesday's murder-suicide has been identified as a Forsyth County 911 communication officer.

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two found dead in Dawsonville home

An incident authorities initially described only as a dispute has left two people dead at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Commissioners approve social hosting ordinance

Dawson on Thursday became only the second county in the state to implement a social hosting ordinance, which holds adults accountable if they knowingly allow ...

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

A Forsyth County man was killed Saturday night as he attempted to pull onto Ga. 400 from Nightfire Drive.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman charged after alleged home invasion

A Forsyth County woman was arrested last week in connection with what authorities are calling a home invasion at a local mobile home park near ...

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 17-year-old from Dawsonville has been arrested in the alleged molestation of a young child.

June 24, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


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