News for Thursday, December 9, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 12-10-10

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Raleigh Daronte Anderson, 17, 160 Winscape Drive, fighting in a public place.* Ladarrius Antwon Andrews, 21, 10160 Allen Drive, probation violation.* Christopher James Christian, 20, 46-A Bates Road, probation hold.* Bontanna Omanuel Cleveland, 25 Christian Woods Lane, Conyers, battery (Family Violence Act), terroristic threats and acts, cruelty to children 2nd degree, interfering with a 911 call, reckless conduct causing harm to or endanger the safety.* Calvin Jerome Curry, 54, 2245 Morning Side Drive, sale of cocaine.

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Holiday wrapping

Oxford College students representing Volunteer Oxford and the Bonner Leader program wrapped gifts this week for local children in need at Christmas. Pictured is freshman Khatdija Meghjan from Fayetteville, who took time away from studies along with many fellow students to prepare the gifts Wednesday afternoon.

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Lien filed against county attorney

COVINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has a more than $400,000 federal tax lien against Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, who is the county's chief legal counsel.

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Oxford man charged in deer killing

COVINGTON -- A Gwinnett County case involving the mutilation of an 8-month-old deer took place in the garage of an Oxford man living in Stone Lea subdivision off Macedonia Church Road in Newton County, the Citizen has learned.

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Third-grader charged for carrying knife

COVINGTON -- A third-grade Oak Hill Elementary School student has been arrested and charged in connection with having a knife at school and threatening to harm another student, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

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NCSO on alert for a crime-free Christmas

COVINGTON -- The folks in law enforcement know crime is going to increase for the holidays, but they're hoping by offering some proactive suggestions to residents who'll take their advice, they won't become a statistic.

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Ready for the show

Newton High School senior Bryan Vasquez trims the hair on his cow, Otiz, on Thursday afternoon to prepare him for this weekend's cattle show in Elbert County.

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GBI called to probe shooting

CONYERS -- Few details were available Thursday in connection with a shooting incident in which a Rockdale County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man at Lakeview Estates.

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GBI called in to investigate fatality in RCSO shooting incident

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate fatal shooting Thursday involving a RCSO deputy.