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Inmate charged with making up murder story

Authorities have charged a Lumpkin County man with giving false statements after he reportedly took local investigators on what they are calling a wild goose chase in search of a dead body.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawson man charged with vehicular homicide

Vehicular homicide charges have been brought against a Dawson County man who was also seriously injured in a collision that killed an elderly woman.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville woman charged with DUI in downtown crash

A Dawsonville woman has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say she crashed into a brick sign, overturned and came to rest against a tree in downtown Dawsonville Saturday afternoon.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Jail commander announces bid for sheriff

Veteran lawman Maj. Jeff Johnson last week announced his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge rules on pre-trial motions in murder case

While the trials of two men charged in connection with the 2014 death of a Dawson County man did not begin as originally scheduled last week, motions on behalf of the defendants continue to move the case forward.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


DNR officer on Lake Lanier wins national award

When announced last week as the national boating officer of the year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Jason Roberson said it's his family that ought to see some of the spotlight.

September 23, 2015 | By Nick Watson DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Marijuana growers arrested in separate busts

Two Dawson County men are facing felony charges in connection with growing marijuana.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


GBI sketch released of woman in Zales armed robbery

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has released a rendering by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist of the woman wanted in connection with last month's armed robbery of Zales Jewelry at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

September 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found at school

Despite rumors circulating that Dawson County High is on lockdown, sheriff's officials say their investigation has revealed no threat to the school.

September 17, 2015 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS


Shoplifters hit outlets

Bandits continue to target North Georgia Premium Outlets, this time shoplifting nearly $3,000 in merchandise from more than a half dozen stores at the outdoor mall.

September 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville jewelry heist could be part of tri-state crime spree

The unidentified woman that made off with more than $13,000 worth of jewelry during an armed robbery at North Georgia Premium Outlets last month is now being considered a suspect in at least three other jewelry store heists.

September 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Murder trial continued in coach’s death

The trial of a Dawson County man accused of fatally shooting a popular Little League coach last November has been continued.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman arrested at political rally seeks $550,000

Attorneys for a Roswell woman arrested last summer during a political rally in Dawson County have filed notice that a lawsuit is looming unless a settlement can be reached.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Judge grants separate trials in murder case

The two men facing charges in connection with the murder of a local Little League coach will be tried separately.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Churches burglarized, two hit in two weeks

Authorities are investigating the back-to-back weekend burglaries of two churches in Dawson County.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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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 ...

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 ...

June 01, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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