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.
Lindsay Burton is as comfortable in a courtroom as anywhere, so it was only natural that she would meet her future husband there.
Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.
A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.
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.
A Dawson County man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a child molestation arrest in 2012.
A 17-year-old surrendered to authorities last week after avoiding arrest for months in connection with a spring burglary in eastern Dawson County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employees got a surprise last weekend when a backpack full of bones turned up at the Dawson County waste transfer station.
A Roswell woman was arrested Saturday after she refused to stop recording a political rally in Dawson County with her video camera.
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.
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.
County commissioners are demanding answers after a state board's ruling last month to grant clemency to a convicted murderer.
The termination process is underway for a Dawson County Detention Center shift supervisor accused of punching an inmate in June.