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Couple found dead in home

Authorities are investigating what they say is the apparent murder-suicide of a Dawson County couple over the weekend.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected serial killer stands trial in Florida

The murder trial of suspected serial killer Gary Michael Hilton continues this week in northern Florida.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man pleads guilty in child porn case

A Dawson County man will spend the next eight years in prison for possessing child pornography.

February 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge hears case

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit has been selected to serve in place of Chief Justice Carol Hunstein to hear the appeal in City of Decatur v. Dekalb County.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Body from 2009 case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

February 02, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


1 charged in illegal dumping

A Woodstock man could face additional charges after his arrest on suspicion of dumping more than three dozen barrels of hazardous waste in a local wildlife management area.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Art teacher on mend after shooting

A local art teacher continues to recover after he was reportedly shot by his wife earlier this month at their Lumpkin County home.

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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


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Ellijay teen killed in fiery crash on Hwy. 52

A Gilmer County teen was killed in a fiery crash last week when his car ran off the road in northwestern Dawson County, hit a tree and ignited in flames.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Murder suspect enters not guilty plea

The Dawson County man charged with murder in the shooting death of a local coach has entered a not guilty plea.

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arraignments set in murder case

The Dawson County man accused in the shooting death of a popular coach and father is set to answer to the charges against him in Superior Court on Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


5 hour standoff leads to arrest

A Dawsonville man is in custody following a five hour standoff with deputies overnight Sunday.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local lawman named state’s top boating officer

A Dawson County lawman has been named the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery

Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Arrest made in church fire

An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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