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Men indicted for rape, kidnapping

Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.

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Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

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Clemency may be issue at Capitol

GAINESVILLE - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in north Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

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Man sentenced to 12 years for molestation

A Dawson County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a child molestation arrest in 2012.

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Suspect surrenders in burglary

A 17-year-old surrendered to authorities last week after avoiding arrest for months in connection with a spring burglary in eastern Dawson County.

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County’s request for public records denied

Dawson County's request for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to declassify information regarding its decision to grant clemency to a man convicted of a 1991 slaying has been denied.

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Deputy cleared in arrest at rally

A Dawson County Sheriff's officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman at a political event last month.

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Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing

Deputy cleared of any wrongdoing

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman over the weekend.

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Deputy placed on leave after woman arrested at political rally

The deputy who arrested a Roswell woman over the weekend at a political rally in Dawson County has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation into the incident.

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Bones found at transfer station sent to GBI

Employees got a surprise last weekend when a backpack full of bones turned up at the Dawson County waste transfer station.

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Woman arrested at rally

Woman arrested at rally

A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera.

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Man charged under new state law

A 20-year-old Dawsonville man is the first to be charged locally under a new state law that prohibits sending sexually explicit photographs without the consent of the person depicted.

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Report details use of force incident

Personnel documents released by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office detail the use-of-force incident that resulted in the firing of a jail sergeant earlier this month.

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County wants clemency answers

County wants clemency answers

County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.

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Jailer will lose post

The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June.

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Local man charged with pandering, solicitation

A 37-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested last week on pandering and solicitation charges.

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Motorcycle collides with SUV, killing one on Hwy. 9

A 21-year-old Baldwin man was killed on July 29 after he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with a pickup truck on Hwy. 9.

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Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Teachers resign after incident in Gilmer Co.

Two teachers involved in an incident that ended with the arrest of one of the women in Gilmer County last month have both resigned from the Dawson County school system.

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Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

Checkout clerk charged in thefts from Walmart

An 18-year-old Gainesville woman has been arrested in connection with the theft of about $6,800 from a Dawsonville retailer.

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2nd arrest in church burglaries

2nd arrest in church burglaries

A second suspect has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of church burglaries over the past several months.

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