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Art teacher on mend after shooting

A local art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspect charged in burglary spree

A Wednesday-only burglary spree authorities say dates back to 2008 ended Jan. 6 with the arrest of a Forsyth County man who was caught taking $7 from a local medical practice.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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


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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


Student arrested in locker room thefts

A Dawson County High School student was arrested Thursday, two days after he reportedly took nearly $600 from the wallets in the school's gymnasium locker room.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty in Halloween shooting

One of two men charged with aggravated assault in the Halloween 2013 shooting of a Dawsonville man pleaded guilty to the charges last week.

April 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man killed in fatal collision

A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the Dawsonville man that was killed in last week's fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy. 53 West.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Senate makes changes to parole board transparency bill

After passage in the State Senate on the last day of the 2015 General Assembly, the House Bill designed to make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent is awaiting the governor's signature.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Student arrested with shotgun in truck on campus

A student at Hightower Academy, Dawson County's alternative school, was arrested Tuesday afternoon for possession of a weapon on campus.

April 14, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Judge sets bond for NASCAR engine builder’s wife

The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott remained in custody Tuesday, nearly a week after she was arrested for reportedly trying to run him over.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Officials unclear if armed robbery suspect connected to Dawsonville CVS heist

The FBI task force investigating a string of armed robberies at CVS stores across metro-Atlanta has not reached out to local law enforcement to determine if a February robbery at the Dawsonville location is connected.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Program helps graduates cope with mental health

Looking back 24 months ago, Paul Watson can now admit his life was spiraling out of control.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


4 men charged for racing on Ga. 400

High-speed races on Ga. 400 over the weekend landed four drivers behind bars facing numerous traffic violations.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teen arrested in school burglary

A Dawson County teen was arrested last week after authorities identified him as the culprit in a burglary at Riverview Middle School.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ernie Elliott’s wife charged with aggravated assault

The wife of famed NASCAR engine builder Ernie Elliott was arrested early Tuesday morning.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gunshots lead to arrest

Shots fired at a residence on War Hill Park Road Sunday led to the arrest of a Dawson County man on assault and battery charges.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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