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Former jail sergeant pleads guilty to punching inmate

A former Dawson County Sheriff's sergeant last week pleaded guilty to simple battery, nearly 18 months after he was accused of punching an inmate ...

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Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Jewelry heist suspect nabbed

Abigail Lee Kemp made no effort to hide her face as she casually walked into the Zales Outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets last August ...

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Two charged after fake hostage report

Two charged after fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false ...

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Armed jewel thief in custody

Armed jewel thief in custody

The suspect in a string of armed jewelry robberies, including the August heist at Zales Outlet in Dawsonville, was taken into custody Friday in Smyrna.

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Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge

Clint Bearden sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge

Dawson County native Clint Bearden on Tuesday vowed to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law as the county's new part-time ...

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Overturned dump truck shuts down busy crossing

An overturned Mack dump truck shutdown the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road for several hours Monday evening as crews attempted to clear ...

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Teens charged in road crimes

Teens charged in road crimes

Two Dawson County teens are facing a long list of criminal charges after authorities say they were involved in an aggressive driving incident that later ...

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4 detained after possible hostage situation reported

Authorities have detained four people at a home in downtown Dawsonville after a third party caller reported a possible hostage situation.

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Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Sheriff recognizes top employees of 2015

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle recognized his top employees of 2015 during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration at the Georgia Racing Hall ...

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Dawsonville man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

Dawsonville man arrested after fleeing traffic stop

A Dawsonville man faces a litany of charges after fleeing a traffic stop on Sunday.

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Authorities say threat unfounded at doctor’s office

Authorities continue to investigate who called in a bomb threat at a local doctor's office last week.

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No threat found at doctor's office

Authorities on the scene at a local doctor's office where a bomb threat was phoned in this morning say they found no evidence of ...

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