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Authorities seek suspect in reported car theft

Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.

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Drug treatment court seeks new coordinator

Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.

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Local jailer charged with DUI

Local jailer charged with DUI

A Dawson County Sheriff's employee is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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Vandals continue to target churches

Vandals have targeted as many as six Dawson County churches in recent months, including two where several thousands of dollars of electrical equipment was taken.

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DCSO: Clerk sold synthetic marijuana

DCSO: Clerk sold synthetic marijuana

A convenience store clerk is being held without bond after authorities say he was caught selling synthetic marijuana, commonly known as Spice, from his vehicle at work.

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2 charged with illegal hunting

2 charged with illegal hunting

Two teenagers from Forsyth County were arrested Sunday morning in connection with what authorities described as a case of illegal hunting.

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Former bank manager sentenced in theft case

CUMMING -- A former bank branch manager has been sentenced to 15 years of probation for taking more than $25,000 from the First Citizens Bank, now Foothills Community Bank, location in Forsyth County.

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Youth ministry intern held on child molestation charges

Youth ministry intern held on child molestation charges

CUMMING - A church youth ministry intern remained in the Forsyth County Detention Center on Wednesday following his arrest on felony counts of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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3rd suspect arrested in gambling sting

3rd suspect arrested in gambling sting

A third suspect has been charged with commercial gambling after authorities raided two local convenience stores earlier this month and seized a dozen coin-operated poker machines.

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Convicted child molester left without telling authorities

Convicted child molester left without telling authorities

A convicted child molester who reportedly violated his probation by vacating his home without notifying authorities is back in custody.

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Man arrested for impersonating officer

Man arrested for impersonating officer

A 40-year-old Jasper man was arrested Monday for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer.

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Charges in poker machine raid

Charges in poker machine raid

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with what authorities described as an illegal gambling operation in Dawson County.

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Two arrested for entering autos

Two arrested for entering autos

Video surveillance from a neighbor's private security system helped investigators find two suspects they say are responsible for a string of thefts from automobiles in mid-February.

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Teen released on bond

A local teenager facing numerous charges in connection with a reported rape has been released on bond.

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Electronics targeted in break-ins

According to authorities, several thousands of dollars in electrical equipment is missing from two local churches.

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Alleged illegal gambling operation shut down

Two suspects were arrested and a third man is being sought in connection with what authorities are calling an illegal gambling operation in Dawson County.

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Teen faces sex charges

A 17-year-old Dawson County High School student remained in jail on Tuesday, a week after his arrest on kidnapping, rape and aggravated child molestation charges.

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Tennessee man convicted of trafficking meth in Dawson

Tennessee man convicted of trafficking meth in Dawson

A jury on Thursday convicted a Tennessee man of trafficking methamphetamine in Dawson County.

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Realtor pleads guilty in 2012 forgery case

Realtor pleads guilty in 2012 forgery case

A well-known real estate agent avoided jail time by pleading guilty to three felony charges in connection with her involvement in a fraudulent sales transaction.

Carol Lynn Michaelson, 50, of Dawsonville was sentenced as a first offender to four years on probation. The sentence also carries more than $3,100 in fines and fees, as well as 50 hours of community service, according to court records.

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Man sentenced to 20 years

A Dawsonville man convicted last month of sex crimes against children has received a 20-year sentence with the first 12 to be served in prison.

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