A woman recently released from prison to care for her elderly father was arrested over the weekend after Dawson County Sheriff's deputies reportedly saw her physically abusing the man.
Martha Ann Horvat, 45, is being held at the Dawson County jail without bond, authorities said.
The investigation is continuing into the vandalism of several pieces of heavy equipment last week on the site of Lanier Technical College's new campus near downtown Dawsonville.
Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said the property damage has been estimated at about $11,000.
A recent report on local crime statistics shows the burglary recovery rate in Dawson County is significantly higher than the national average.
"Right now, if you look at the national FBI statistics for the Southeast, they say the national average is a 13 percent solve rate," said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle. "We have an almost 34 percent solve rate, so we're almost three times as high as what the national average is."
A Dahlonega man questioned last month after an explosive device was found in his vehicle at a Dawsonville gas station has been charged in connection with the incident.
While they suspect Murray Paul Davis had no intention of causing harm with the stick of industrial grade dynamite, local authorities said his actions warranted the drug and other charges.
A Big Canoe man faces sexual battery charges in connection with a reported attack at a home in the gated community over the New Year's weekend.
Jose Alfredo Delafuente, 48, was arrested Monday following an investigation into an attempted rape at a holiday gathering in Big Canoe.
A Lumpkin County man remains in jail a week after he was charged with attempting to run over the officers who were pursuing him on an arrest warrant.
Christopher Kevin Jones, 25, is being held at the Dawson County Law Enforcement Center without bond in connection with the Dec. 27 altercation that began in the parking lot of Ingles and ended after a high speed chase on Ga. 400.
A convicted child molester was indicted last month on similar charges in Dawson County.
Hugh Clay Williams, 33, was among the nearly three dozen people indicted Dec. 15 by a Dawson County Grand Jury.
Authorities continue to investigate the Dec. 21 discovery of an explosive device at a downtown Dawsonville gas station.
According to Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten, a 38-year-old Hall County man gave "no real reason" for having the device, which was described as an industrial grade explosive typically used on construction sites.
The state's cases against three people who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the Dawson County Clerk of Courts office came to an end Tuesday with the final suspect's sentencing.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Judge Kathlene Gosselin sentenced Donna Jeanette Sheriff to 10 years, with two to be served in state prison and the remainder on probation.
To some people work is truly work, but for Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris his work is his passion.
"If you do something you like, it really isn't work," Morris said.
The recent arrest of a teenager in a theft case has Dawson County Sheriff's officials reminding residents to be cautious this holiday season.
"Just like when it's warm outside, as the weather changes near the holidays, we have an increase in criminal activity," said Capt. Tony Wooten.
A 26-year-old Gainesville man faces several felony charges after an alleged shoplifting scheme went awry in the early hours of post-Thanksgiving shopping.
Authorities said Steven Strickland was arrested after he reportedly tried to sneak a laptop computer out of the crowded local Walmart about midnight Thursday.
A contract worker who admitted taking nearly $82,000 from the Dawson County Clerk of Courts office will spend the next two years in prison.
Justin Curtis Disharoon, 24, was sentenced Tuesday by Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin.
A woman accused of attempting to kill her mother-in-law by suffocating her with a pillow last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.
Catherine Lucille Hlavenka, 62, received a sentence of 10 years probation from Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver.
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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