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Treatment court leads addicts down the road to recovery

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

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Smash and grab thieves target outlets

North Georgia Premium Outlets has once again become the target for thieves, and this time the suspects got away with more than $20,000 in ...

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Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Wooten announces bid for sheriff

Capt. Tony Wooten on Monday announced his bid to be Dawson County's next sheriff.

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Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

Gainesville man arrested in mountain resort heist

An arrest has been made in last week's burglary at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.

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Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

Brazen thieves hit resort cabins, steal 15 flat screen TVs

The owners of a popular mountain resort just across the Dawson County line in Dahlonega are once again reeling to recover after thieves reportedly stole ...

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Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

Campground host fires gunshots at lake visitors

A Buford man is facing state and federal charges after authorities say he attempted to take the law into his own hands Saturday night by ...

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DA plans to add fourth attorney in Dawson

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh plans to add a fourth attorney to cover the court caseload in Dawson County.

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Florida woman identified as driver in fatal car chase

Authorities have positively identified a Florida woman as the driver in last week's fatal high speed chase.

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Unidentified woman killed in Friday night wreck

An unidentified woman died from injuries sustained in a wreck on Hwy. 52 in northwestern Dawson County Friday evening.

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Woman sought in outlet mall jewelry store heist

Authorities are on the lookout for a woman that held up a Dawsonville jewelry store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets last week.

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Woman sought in outlet mall jewelry store heist

Authorities are on the lookout for a woman that held up a Dawsonville jewelry store at North Georgia Premium Outlets this morning.

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Suspect charged with Internet dating robbery

Suspect charged with Internet dating robbery

Investigators have charged a 24-year-old Dawsonville man with armed robbery weeks after they say he robbed a woman he met on an online dating site.

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Forsyth woman charged in connection with alleged rape

Forsyth woman charged in connection with alleged rape

A Cumming woman has been charged in connection with the alleged rape of a Dawsonville teen.

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Memorial Sunday in Dawsonville for south Forsyth family killed in murder-suicide

The south Forsyth mother and two young sons who were killed in their home last week will be laid to rest and memorialized together Sunday.

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High speed chase ends in arrest

A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday.

Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during ...

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Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide

SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals ...

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Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges

Dawsonville man racks up nearly $3,700 in unauthorized charges

A woman who entrusted a Dawsonville man to make a purchase for her with her credit card while she was hospitalized last year is now ...

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Sheriff’s office renews state certification

Sheriff’s office renews state certification

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently received word that the department's state certification has been renewed.

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Deputy injured by irate bank customer

Deputy injured by irate bank customer

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy was injured Friday evening when an irate bank customer trying to flee the scene of a disorderly conduct call ...

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Man attempts to flee after fight outside Publix in Cumming

Man attempts to flee after fight outside Publix in Cumming

CUMMING - A Dawsonville man who attempted to run away from Cumming police was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief chase.

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Dawsonville man crashes truck fleeing from officers

What appears to have started as a reported domestic call ended Sunday evening with a Dawson County man crashing the truck he was driving into ...

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Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

NORTH FORSYTH - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

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Authorities release names in Dawsonville murder-suicide

Authorities release names in Dawsonville murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE - The victim in Wednesday's murder-suicide has been identified as a Forsyth County 911 communication officer.

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Two found dead in Dawsonville home

Two found dead in Dawsonville home

An incident authorities initially described only as a dispute has left two people dead at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

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Commissioners approve social hosting ordinance

Dawson on Thursday became only the second county in the state to implement a social hosting ordinance, which holds adults accountable if they knowingly allow ...

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