A recent multi-agency sweep to verify the whereabouts of Dawson County's nearly three dozen sex offenders resulted in the arrest of one and investigations into two others.
Dawson County Sheriff's Lt. Ray Goodie called the roundup Thursday an overall success.
A 46-year-old Dawson County man pleaded guilty last week to trafficking methamphetamine.
In a negotiated plea, Daniel Jeffery Thompson received a 22-year sentence with the first 12 years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation.
Two Dawsonville men were among 23 people indicted last week as part of a two-year undercover FBI investigation into the Outlaw Motorcycle Club and its affiliates in Georgia.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Raymond Sellers, 65, of Dawsonville, was arraigned along with George Norwood, 48, of Cumming, on charges they conspired to make a bomb and give it to an undercover agent.
A Gainesville man faces charges in connection with the collision that claimed the life of local historian and retired educator Charles Finley.
Mickey Lee Bunton, 67, turned himself in to authorities Aug. 14, the day after he was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide by the Georgia State Patrol, which investigated the wreck.
A routine traffic stop in downtown Dawsonville early Saturday led to the arrests of four people on felony drug charges, authorities said.
According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, those arrested include: Stephanie Adkins, 40, of Gainesville; Joseph Cansler, 42, of Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Crystal Tyner, 28, and Samuel Smallwood, 39, both of Madisonville, Tenn.
Three people face theft and drug charges after a probation verification visit turned up more than $16,000 worth of stolen equipment from a new Fulton County high school.
According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Donald B. Watts of Orlando, Fla., was charged with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, one felony and one misdemeanor, as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for a suspicious fire June 12 at a vacant building.
"We're looking at this as a set fire," said Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield.
Authorities say a multi-agency law enforcement sweep uncovered an elaborate indoor marijuana-growing operation in western Dawson County.
According to Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle, drug agents found more than two dozen marijuana plants in the basement of a home on Hensley Way and made one arrest.
A Dawsonville man serving life in prison for aggravated child molestation made a case last week for a new trial.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver is considering the matter, which she heard Thursday.
A former member of Dawson County's planning board has been found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine.
Elbert Phil Clark, 63, received a 20-year sentence, with 12 years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation.
A Dawsonville man convicted of vehicular homicide in February received a 10-year sentence for the 2010 incident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Gainesville woman.
According to authorities, Colon Louis Hartzler, 45, was driving under the influence of alcohol on June 25, 2010, when passenger Jenna Fitzgerald fell from his Jeep and was struck by a minivan on Ga. 400.
Georgia's highest court has dismissed appeals filed by a local couple against the city of Dawsonville over a motorsports park in western Dawson County.
According to Tuesday's unanimous opinion written by Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias, West and Helen Hamryka failed to follow the correct procedure when filing their appeals.
Top officials at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are confident the agency will receive state certification in the near future.
On April 23, emergency officials responded to reports of a fire on Hwy. 9 near Dawson Forest Road.
"I got the call about 11:45 p.m. from someone who was driving by and saw the sign on fire," said Sheriff Billy Carlisle, who is seeking a fourth term.
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.