Citizen photographer Lee Depkin used his last roll of Kodachrome film, no longer in production, to capture images of sites in Rockdale and Newton counties.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:* Hadiza Ali, 65, 80 Rosemoore Drive, battery (Family Violence Act).* David Laure Barnes, 53, 35 Hazel St., Porterdale, court sentenced to serve 46 hours.* Quavis Javone Benford, 31, 8104 Sterling Lake Drive, contempt order.* Lederrick O'Neal Blackwell, 23, 375 Cowan Road, possession, manufacturing, distributing, etc. of controlled substance.
Three Newton County students had stars in their eyes this week.
Mary Arnwine is the recipient of the third annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award for her many hours of volunteer work and community service.
Four-year-old Will Norton and Emma Dooley, 5, were crowned Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Saturday night.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recovered three stolen automobiles in the last few days.
The Newton County Judicial Center was slated to be at full capacity in 2013, but it's already there. A $7 million expansion to be funded through SPLOST revenues will alleviate crowding at the building, which is "bursting at the seams," according to Chairman Kathy Morgan.