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.
Two suspects were arrested and a third man is being sought in connection with what authorities are calling an illegal gambling operation in Dawson County.
A 17-year-old Dawson County High School student remained in jail on Tuesday, a week after his arrest on kidnapping, rape and aggravated child molestation charges.
A jury on Thursday convicted a Tennessee man of trafficking methamphetamine in Dawson County.
A well-known real estate agent avoided jail time by pleading guilty to three felony charges in connection with her involvement in a fraudulent sales transaction.
Carol Lynn Michaelson, 50, of Dawsonville was sentenced as a first offender to four years on probation. The sentence also carries more than $3,100 in fines and fees, as well as 50 hours of community service, according to court records.
A Dawsonville man convicted last month of sex crimes against children has received a 20-year sentence with the first 12 to be served in prison.