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Newton Citizen Top Five Stories for Oct. 7 to 13

Below are the Top Five most-viewed stories during the week of Oct. 7, 2013 to Oct. 13, 2013 on the Newton Citizen website. Click on the link to see what you may have missed.

Porterdale traffic stop results in drug-trafficking arrest

A simple traffic stop resulted in a Social Circle woman’s arrest in connection with numerous drug charges when police found drugs marked for sale, a written log of numerous transactions, several thousand dollars of cash and a safety deposit key located in her truck.

Teen beaten, threatened with gun while walking in neighborhood

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a group of boys who allegedly beat up and pulled a gun on a 17-year-old who was walking in The Ellington Community Sunday evening.

Man accused of repeatedly stealing from Walmart arrested

A habitual shoplifter at Walmart in Conyers who would simply walk out the store with unpaid merchandise in a shopping cart has been arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting.

Teacher's new wheels

Newton County’s Teacher of the Year receives keys to new car

Walmart employees accused of more than $50k in fraudulent refunds

At least seven Walmart employees are suspected of pilfering more than $50,000 through fraudulent refunds.