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Authorities on the lookout

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

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Inmate indicted 3 days after slaying


Cellmate charged in death

Cellmate charged in death

A Dawsonville man being held on a felony probation violation has been charged with murdering his cellmate at the Hall County jail.

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Bones found at dump human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered in August at the Dawson County Transfer Station are human remains.

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Bones confirmed as human

State investigators have confirmed that bones discovered at the Dawson County Transfer Station in August are human remains.

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Jailer resigns amid inquiry

A Dawson County Detention Center employee resigned earlier this month during an investigation that exposed an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate.

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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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