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Audit shows an outdated registry

The basis of Georgia's statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system that contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.

August 18, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a local parking lot over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Soldiers arrested after attack on crowd

Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspects nabbed in sting

A former employee of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office faces felony drug charges after her recent arrest in what authorities said was a sting operation.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two arrested at car dealership

A recent parolee from Suwanee was arrested over the weekend after authorities said he attempted to take wheels off vehicles at a local car dealership.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teens accused of theft are released to parents

Three teenagers believed to be responsible for entering nearly two dozen vehicles near Ga. 400 on July 7 made their first appearance before a Juvenile Court judge Friday.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clerk race to runoff

Gaye Cantrell and Justin Power woke up Wednesday morning ready to hit the campaign trail again as they head into an Aug. 10 runoff election to become Dawson County's next clerk of courts.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge swears in new circuit ADA

A Mercer University Law School graduate joined the Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office last week.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local teens likely to face theft charges

Authorities likely will charge three teenagers in connection with a July 7 crime spree that targeted nearly two dozen vehicles near Ga. 400.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty to child molestation

A Dawsonville man must serve at least half of the 40-year prison sentence he received after admitting he sexually abused a teenage family member.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teen hospitalized after wreck

A Dawsonville teenager remained hospitalized Tuesday, five days after he was injured in a two-vehicle wreck near Ga. 400.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges likely after passenger ejected

Authorities say a Dawsonville man likely will face charges after a passenger fell out of the Jeep he was driving Friday night on Ga. 400 and was killed when hit by an oncoming minivan.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Grand Jury hands down indictments

A Dawson County Grand Jury last week indicted 20 suspects on charges ranging from perjury to child molestation and statutory rape. The following list of indictments was provided by the Dawson County Clerk of Superior Courts office.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Charges likely in wreck

A Dawson County employee involved in a June 15 fatal wreck near Veterans Memorial Park could face charges in connection with the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 23, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Former deputy clerk, cohort plead guilty

Sentencing has been delayed until September for a former Dawson County deputy clerk of court and her accomplice who admitted last week they had taken about $82,000 from an office account.

June 16, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Execution scheduled for Thursday

It was 23 years ago in April that the community was rocked by one of the most brutal murders in Dawson County's history.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Thieves continue to target churches

The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teen faces additional sexual battery charges

The case against a teenager arrested last month on misdemeanor sex charges has grown.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


1 arrested after stop by deputy

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a traffic stop last week in Dawson County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teacher charged with intimidating co-worker

A local elementary school teacher was among two people arrested last week after authorities responded to reports of a burglary at her colleague's home in neighboring Gilmer County.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GBI investigating jail employee

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Speeding SUV leads to marijuana bust

Several garbage bags filled with harvested marijuana plants were discovered during a routine traffic stop Tuesday in Dawson County.

June 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged with battery after fight with roommate

A verbal altercation between roommates that escalated into a physical fight hospitalized one man and sent another on the run early Saturday morning.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ex-church intern charged with child pornography

A former youth ministry intern from Dawsonville faces nearly three dozen child pornography charges in connection with an investigation that originated earlier this year in neighboring Forsyth County.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Execution date set in 1991 slaying

An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Dawsonville man more than 20 years ago.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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