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Death of woman and teen ruled murder-suicide

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday morning that the death of a woman and a teen whose bodies were found Thursday in a home in southeastern Dawson County has been ruled a murder-suicide.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS




Man shot in overnight fight

A Dawsonville man was shot in the face during an overnight altercation with his roommate at their Sandberg Way home off Perimeter Road, according to authorities.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teen cited after bus stop incident

A 15-year-old driver has been cited after a child was nearly hit exiting a bus last week.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man dies following collision

A Gainesville man has died from injuries sustained in a head on collision Saturday night west of Dawsonville.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS




Teenage driver, 18, cited in school bus wreck

A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following last week's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man arrested in child porn sting

A Dawsonville man was among 18 arrested in a statewide child pornography sting by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man among 18 arrested in statewide child porn sting

A Dawsonville man was among 18 arrested in a statewide child pornography sting by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

October 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Shoplifters take $9,000 in coats from Outlets

A pair of brazen thieves lifted nearly 20 designer jackets valued at more than $9,000 from a shop at North Georgia Premium Outlets Friday evening.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities investigating multiple break-ins at workshop

Investigators with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying the two suspects that allegedly broke into a local workshop three times in the last several weeks.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


3 injured when teen driver collides head-on with fire engine

The teen driver that collided head-on with a Dawson County fire engine last week remained hospitalized on Tuesday with injuries she sustained in the crash.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Inmate charged with making up murder story

Authorities have charged a Lumpkin County man with giving false statements after he reportedly took local investigators on what they are calling a wild goose chase in search of a dead body.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson man charged with vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide charges have been brought against a Dawson County man who was also seriously injured in a collision that killed an elderly woman.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville woman charged with DUI in downtown crash

A Dawsonville woman has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say she crashed into a brick sign, overturned and came to rest against a tree in downtown Dawsonville Saturday afternoon.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest

A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found in suspicious package

Authorities investigating a suspicious package under a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville have found no threat.

April 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last month on three counts of child molestation.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff's candidates answer questions at forum

Editor's note: This is part two in a series of questions candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered during a political ...

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Burt one of state’s first judges to complete new training

Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


9-1-1 center operator and husband arrested for growing pot

A Dawson County 9-1-1 dispatcher was set to turn herself in to local authorities Tuesday in connection with allegedly growing marijuana at her home with ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman arrested at pumpkin farm pleads not guilty

The woman at the center of controversy in connection with her arrest at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in 2014 appeared in court on Tuesday to ...

March 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


High speed chase ends in teen’s arrest

A Cumming teen remains in custody a week after authorities say he stole a friend's car and was arrested following a high speed chase ...

March 14, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


State drops charges against Miguez

Two days after a jury acquitted a Dawson County man in connection with the shooting death of a local little league coach, the state filed ...

March 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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