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Jury duty phone scam targets citizens

Several Dawson County residents, as well as out of state residents, have reported a phone scam after an unknown caller contacted them in an attempt to get them to send money.

September 14, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Road rage incident ends in terroristic threat charges

A Dahlonega man was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and terroristic threats following a road rage incident earlier this month.

September 13, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Tisdale files suit against farm owners

Nearly two years after Nydia Tisdale was arrested at a GOP rally at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville the "citizen journalist" has filed a lawsuit against the farm and its owners, Kathy and Johnny Burt.

September 07, 2016 | Allie Dean | CRIME/COURTS


Welfare check leads to foot chase

A Ranger man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of an officer last week following a foot chase with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff-Elect Jeff Johnson.

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | CRIME/COURTS




More parents indicted for children’s truancy

The Dawson County School System continues to crack down on local parents violating the state's truancy law.

July 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Firefighters battle three blazes in two days

Two people are in custody in connection with a house fire on Amicalola Church Road that has been ruled arson.

June 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson deputies respond to citizen journalist’s federal lawsuit

Dawson County Sheriff's officers named in a federal lawsuit by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries and damages were proximately caused by her intentional, criminal actions," according to court documents filed last week.

June 27, 2016 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Women charged in children's truancy

Warrants were issued last week for two Dawson County mothers accused of violating the state's school truancy law.

June 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Attorney for citizen journalist wants DA disqualified from criminal case

Counsel for a citizen journalist facing criminal charges over a ruckus at a political rally in 2014 has filed a motion in an attempt to have the local district attorney disqualified from prosecuting the case.

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Attorney for accused jewel thief wants some charges dropped

The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to a motion filed last week that suggests the crimes in question were not "violent" in nature.

May 25, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Delivery driver reports armed robbery

The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County.

May 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Deputy resigns following DUI arrest in Lumpkin

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

May 19, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man critically injured in motorcycle crash

Charges are pending against a Dawsonville woman who authorities say pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Sunday.

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Citizen journalist files federal wrongful arrest lawsuit

Attorneys for a citizen journalist arrested at a political rally in 2014 at Burts Pumpkin Farm have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the arresting officers violated their client's constitutional rights.

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Local man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week and faces several charges including child molestation and aggravated sodomy, while a Dahlonega woman was arrested a week ...

November 30, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Six arrested on meth possession

A search warrant led to a drug bust by Dawson County Sheriff's Office investigators last week at a home on Perimeter Road.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Inappropriate conduct reported at jail

A Dawson County Detention Center inmate in mid-October reported a sexual assault involving a contracted food service worker and a jail inmate.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


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