News for Thursday, July 15, 2010


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Newton Blotter - 07-16-10

Herman Deon Adams, 41, 418 Greenleaf Road, simple assault (Family Violence Act).* Demarrio Quintrell Baker, 30, 70 Branchwood Drive, probation violation.* Terrance Jerrell Benton, 22, 615 Mote Road, theft by receiving stolen property (auto), obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.* Kasime Anthony Bernard, 18, 2542 Hannah Haven Drive, Conyers, court sentenced.* Danny Allen Blanton, 47, 65 Eleanor Drive, probation violation.* Alan Keith Brantley, 51, 1196 Northside Drive, Conyers, criminal trespass, public drunkenness.

Newborn, Porterdale join forces on railroad

NEWBORN -- The town of Newborn and city of Porterdale have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibility of purchasing approximately 14 miles of the Norfolk Southern rail line, and officials are hoping their counterparts in Oxford and Mansfield will do the same.

Study: GPC has made local impact

COVINGTON -- The Board of Regents has recognized Georgia Perimeter College for making an economic impact on the region.

Woman charged with prescription forgery for second time

COVINGTON -- A Newton County woman has been arrested for a second time in little more than a month in connection with prescription forgery, according to the Covington Police Department.

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Snapping Shoals holds 72nd meeting

CONYERS -- The free fans handed out by Snapping Shoals EMC at its 72nd annual meeting Thursday came in handy, as temperatures soared into the mid-90s, with the humidity making it feel even hotter.

Meadows finishes as Snapping Shoals CEO

CONYERS -- As reliable as flipping a light switch, Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corp. President and CEO Randall Meadows has gone to work at the local utility for 46 years.