The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has temporarily withdrawn from a state certification program for law enforcement agencies and plans to seek certification again next spring.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle sent a letter to the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on July 20 requesting to voluntarily withdraw from the program.
A 54-year-old Dawson County man arrested nearly a year ago on child molestation charges has been acquitted.
With friends and family by his side Aug. 10, Louis "Lou" Renevillia said he felt a weight lifted from his shoulders as a jury returned not guilty verdicts on each of the nine charges.
A former member of Dawson County's planning board was arrested Monday in a drug sting.
Elbert Phil Clark, 62, of Dawsonville was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after authorities said he bought 4 ounces of the drug at a local motel.
State lawmakers representing Dawson County said earlier this week they were pleased with the proposed House and Senate districts.
"It couldn't be better if I had drawn it myself," said District 9 Rep. Amos Amerson on Tuesday morning.
The preliminary 2012 budget presented last week to the Dawson County commission limits spending to critical capital needs.
"This budget is nothing more than a balancing act," said Commission Chairman Mike Berg. "Revenue in versus expenses out."
State transportation officials say plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.
The drive from his home in Fayetteville to Dawsonville was well worth Robert Osburn's time Saturday morning.
The proposed budget Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg plans to present this week calls for about a 4 percent drop in spending for 2012.
A Dawsonville couple who authorities say are responsible for a burglary last week were arrested after tips from nearby residents.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday for the woman many credit with giving homeless animals in Dawson County a chance.
State lawmakers could review Dawson County's district lines when the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes in August for a special session on state redistricting.
Congressman Tom Graves will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at noon Thursday.
A lifelong Dawsonville resident and former city council member died Thursday at her home.
Friends say Gennie Melinda "Linda" Grant, 62, will be remembered for her devotion to her son and commitment to her hometown.
Prosecutors expect to resolve the state's theft case against former Dawson County Clerk of Courts Becky McCord next month.
A plea hearing is set for Sept. 16, two days after McCord is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud charges.
A local man will be among some 5,000 cyclists riding through Massachusetts this weekend to help fight cancer.
Brian Hood of Dawsonville said the overall goal is to raise $34 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston for cancer research and treatment.
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Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges.
Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...
Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.
Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...
Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...
The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...
Some say time seems to stand still on the hallowed grounds of Lumpkin Campground during the weeklong spiritual revival and celebration known as campmeeting.
Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.
City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.
Hundreds from across the community were in downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement.
The Dawson County School System continues to crack down on local parents violating the state's truancy law.
It's not always an easy task to impress an 11-year-old.
A local teen will not let disrespect by a chosen few detour him from supporting American servicemen and women.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.
A Dawson County woman is receiving treatment after being bitten by a rabid dog June 24.
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