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February date set for murder case

A trial date has been set in the case of a Dawson County man accused in the 2014 shooting death of a local little league coach.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Police: Man set fire over bad drug deal

Authorities are saying a Dawsonville man was so mad after a drug deal that he walked to a neighbor's home where he poured gasoline on two cars and a deck before igniting the flame and setting the home ablaze while children were inside.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Grand jury indicts citizen journalist

A Roswell woman, who bills herself as a citizen journalist, was indicted yesterday on charges resulting from her refusal to stop videoing and leave a political rally at Burt's Farm last year.

November 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GBI probes suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School last week prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deaths of woman and teen ruled murder-suicide

Authorities are calling last week's death of a Dawsonville woman and her special needs teenage son a murder-suicide.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man charged in roommate’s shooting

An arrest has been made in the shooting of a Dawsonville man earlier this week.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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


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


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




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


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Accused jewelry bandits indicted in Florida

A Northern District of Florida Grand Jury has indicted an Atlanta area pair accused in a Southeast jewelry theft operation.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate

A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Two charged after fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Armed jewel thief in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

January 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge

Dawson County native Clint Bearden on Tuesday vowed to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law as the county's new part-time ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Overturned dump truck shuts down busy crossing

An overturned Mack dump truck shutdown the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road for several hours Monday evening as crews attempted to clear ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Teens charged in road crimes

Two Dawson County teens are facing a long list of criminal charges after authorities say they were involved in an aggressive driving incident that later ...

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


4 detained after possible hostage situation reported

Authorities have detained four people at a home in downtown Dawsonville after a third party caller reported a possible hostage situation.

January 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recognized his top employees of 2015 during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration at the Georgia Racing Hall ...

December 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A Dawsonville man faces a litany of charges after fleeing a traffic stop on Sunday.

December 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Authorities say threat unfounded at doctor’s office

Authorities continue to investigate who called in a bomb threat at a local doctor's office last week.

December 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found at doctor's office

Authorities on the scene at a local doctor's office where a bomb threat was phoned in this morning say they found no evidence of ...

December 17, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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