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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


Thieves target outlets: Burberry, Zales both hit in August

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation sketch artist is being called in to help create a better picture of the woman who robbed a local jewelry store last month.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Patrol deputy injured but OK after wreck

A Dawson County deputy was injured last week when a driver failed to stop at a traffic light and collided into his patrol cruiser.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery

The road to recovery was a long, rough drive for Pam Williams.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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Veteran deputy facing termination following DUI arrest

A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Suspected outlet mall shoplifter nabbed in Forsyth

A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | CRIME/COURTS


North Forsyth traffic stop yields 1,000 doses of meth stashed in can of peaches

A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.

April 20, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man accused of rape

A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


No threat found in suspicious package

Authorities investigating a suspicious package under a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville have found no threat.

April 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Dawsonville man charged with child molestation

A Dawsonville man was arrested last month on three counts of child molestation.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Gunfire near Dawson-Forsyth line triggers rumors, social media frenzy

Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.

April 04, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


Sheriff's candidates answer questions at forum

Editor's note: This is part two in a series of questions candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered during a political ...

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Burt one of state’s first judges to complete new training

Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

March 30, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | CRIME/COURTS


9-1-1 center operator and husband arrested for growing pot

A Dawson County 9-1-1 dispatcher was set to turn herself in to local authorities Tuesday in connection with allegedly growing marijuana at her home with ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Woman arrested at pumpkin farm pleads not guilty

The woman at the center of controversy in connection with her arrest at Burt's Pumpkin Farm in 2014 appeared in court on Tuesday to ...

March 15, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


High speed chase ends in teen’s arrest

A Cumming teen remains in custody a week after authorities say he stole a friend's car and was arrested following a high speed chase ...

March 14, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


State drops charges against Miguez

Two days after a jury acquitted a Dawson County man in connection with the shooting death of a local little league coach, the state filed ...

March 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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