Less than a month after he was named to the National Drug Court Hall of Fame, the judge responsible for envisioning a treatment court in Dawson County was honored during a ceremony marking the program's fifth anniversary.
"I've been really given too much credit," said Northeastern Judicial Circuit Senior Judge John Girardeau. "Those of us who work in the drug court arena know that success is never attributable to just one person. It is a collaborative effort.
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.
A Dawsonville couple who authorities say are responsible for a burglary last week were arrested after tips from nearby residents.
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.
Convicted killer Gary Michael Hilton pleaded not guilty Monday in a North Carolina federal court to allegations he kidnapped and murdered an elderly couple in 2007.
Already serving a life sentence for a Georgia slaying and awaiting execution in Florida for another, Hilton could face the death penalty for the double murder of John and Irene Bryant who disappeared while hiking in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
Several firearms reportedly stolen in late June were recovered last week during a search of a home off War Hill Park Road.
Investigators also found jewelry taken in the same theft case at a local jewelry store, according to Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten.
The driver in a July 4 wreck that killed two teenagers has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.
Tony James Delong, 19, was driving a 1993 Jeep Wrangler east on Whelchel Mill Road in Hall County at about 2 p.m. when he lost control in a curve, struck an embankment and the vehicle flipped several times, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
A 49-year-old man was arrested last week, less than a day after authorities received reports that a downtown business had been burglarized.
Randy Lee Mooney of Davis Road was identified as the lone suspect after Dawson County Sheriff's investigators showed jail employees a video surveillance photo of him at the crime scene.
Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.
Officials identified the deceased woman as Mary Pearce, 64. The stabbing victim was identified as her sister-in-law, Gretchan Pearce, 66.
A former drifter serving a life sentence for one slaying and sentenced to death for another has been indicted in the murders of an elderly couple in a third state.
For years, authorities have called Gary Michael Hilton, 65, a suspect in the killings of John and Irene Bryant, who disappeared in 2007 while hiking in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina.
A recent report of possible underage partying in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area resulted in the arrests of five metro Atlanta men on drug, alcohol and firearms charges.
Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said Department of Natural Resources officers alerted deputies June 21 after they saw several men drinking alcohol and firing shotguns into the air.
GAINESVILLE - Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
Appearing in U.S. District Court, Becky McCord, 62, admitted falsifying her 2009 federal income tax return and lying about her income during a bankruptcy hearing.
Authorities say recent efforts have removed more than a half pound of suspected methamphetamine from the streets.
An ex-Dawson County official pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.
Appearing in U.S. District Court in Gainesville, Becky McCord, 62, admitted falsifying her 2009 federal income tax return and lying about her income during a bankruptcy hearing.
The attorney for a woman accused of robbing Zales Outlet in Dawsonville last summer wants some of the charges against her client dropped, according to ...
The driver of a delivery van was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in western Dawson County.
A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy tendered his resignation following his arrest in Lumpkin County when he was charged with driving under the influence of ...
Charges are pending against a Dawsonville woman who authorities say pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on Ga. 400 in Dawson County ...
Attorneys for a citizen journalist arrested at a political rally in 2014 at Burts Pumpkin Farm have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the arresting officers ...
A veteran Dawson County deputy is on unpaid administrative leave following his DUI arrest in Lumpkin County last week.
A south Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawson County was arrested last week in Forsyth, officials said.
A 46-year-old Dawsonville woman was arrested after a recent traffic stop in north Forsyth, during which authorities found about 1,000 suspected doses of methamphetamine.
A local man has been charged with rape in connection with an alleged beating attack at his Dawson County home.
Authorities investigating a suspicious package under a vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart in Dawsonville have found no threat.
A Dawsonville man was arrested last month on three counts of child molestation.
Local law enforcement is investigating reports of gunfire Sunday night in north Forsyth, not far from the Dawson County line.
Editor's note: This is part two in a series of questions candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered during a political ...
Probate Judge Jennifer E. Burt of Dawson County successfully completed in-depth judicial training requirements through the Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.
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