Over the past 23 years, Sheriff Billy Carlisle has watched the number of inmates rise at the detention center.
Every year about this time, Lt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office begins answering the question: "When can I sign my chid up for your junior law enforcement academy?"
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is now one of more than 3,600 law enforcement agencies across the country using instant messaging to communicate with the public.
A Dawson County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting Monday he killed his 22-year-old stepdaughter and her husband late last year.
Authorities followed a trail of scratch-off lottery tickets to find the man they say is responsible for breaking into a Dawson County convenience store last week.
A Jasper man who authorities say robbed a Marble Hill bank at gunpoint Wednesday morning was arrested a short time later following a high-speed chase and crash.
A local man admitted Monday to his role in the double homicide of a South Georgia couple along the Amicalola River in Dawson County last December.
For the third time in just more than a year, a Dawson County Sheriff's officer graduated at the top of the class at the Regional Police Academy in Athens.
Six months have passed since a Dawson County probate clerk was arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars from the court.
In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of courts resigned Thursday.
In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.
The Internal Revenue Service has opened a case on Dawson County Clerk of Court Becky McCord, authorities said Monday.
Larry Taffar was working in his garden March 9 when he noticed two men sprint past his house behind the outlet mall.
A grand jury has indicted a Marietta-based organization on charges of helping a Cumming man end his life.
A Superior Court judge denied bond last week for two Dawson County men charged in the December slayings of a south Georgia couple.
Authorities are hoping the public can help them identify the man who reportedly stole a vehicle from a local repair shop.
Dawson County Treatment Court is under new management.
A Dawson County Sheriff's employee is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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.
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.
Two teenagers from Forsyth County were arrested Sunday morning in connection with what authorities described as a case of illegal hunting.
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.
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.
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.
A convicted child molester who reportedly violated his probation by vacating his home without notifying authorities is back in custody.
A 40-year-old Jasper man was arrested Monday for allegedly impersonating a law enforcement officer.
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with what authorities described as an illegal gambling operation in Dawson County.
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.
A local teenager facing numerous charges in connection with a reported rape has been released on bond.
According to authorities, several thousands of dollars in electrical equipment is missing from two local churches.