Newton County News


FBI arrests fugitive in Rockdale County who was wanted for armed robbery in Miami

A fugitive from Miami facing federal charges on allegations of armed robbery was arrested this week in Rockdale County by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Victims report being intimidated by suspects claiming to be law enforcement officers

Local authorities have responded to two complaints about people who allegedly attempted to intimidate their victims by claiming to be law enforcement officers.

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Problems linger at Newton County convenience/recycling centers

Newton County officials continue to wrestle with overflowing trash and recyclable bins at the county’s 11 convenience/recycling centers.

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Suspect in multiple burglaries in Conyers and Covington arrested after high-speed chase in Atlanta

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen electronics, beauty supplies recovered

A high-sped chase in Atlanta that ended when the suspect crashed on the interstate resulted in the arrest of an East Point man accused of robbing several cellular phone stores in Conyers and Covington and the recovery of several thousand dollars worth of stolen electronics and beauty supplies.

One of the suspects in 2013 hair weave murder sentenced to life plus 15 years

It took a Rockdale County jury two and a half hours to find James Wansley Edwards, 22, guilty of felony murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

State OK's Atlanta's South River pollution limits

Critics say federal permit allows more Atlanta sewage overflow into streams and rivers

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division approved a new federal Clean Water Act permit for Atlanta that critics say will allow more untreated sewage overflows into area waterways, including the South River in Rockdale and Newton counties and the Chattohoochee River basin.

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Trailblazers Awards commemorate 50th anniversary of Rockdale schools integration

Progressive Club to recognize those who integrated Rockdale schools

Citizens Progressive Club honors those who integrated Rockdale schools in 1965.

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Filled to overflowing | PHOTOS

Newton County officials continue to wrestle with the problems of overflowing trash and recyclable bins at the county’s 11 convenience/recycling centers. These photos show the status of the Adams Circle convenience center on Friday morning, Aug. 21. (Staff Photos: Alice Queen)

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office arrests two in connection with fatal shooting on Rockmont Circle

Two Rockdale County men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Lee Marvin Hardeman outside the Ashford Brook apartments on Rockmont Circle last week.

Convenience centers take center stage at Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting

Issues with the county’s solid waste management program got some commissioners stirred up at Tuesday’s regular meeting, although no decisions were reached to resolve any of the issues.

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Seeds planted: Oxford may build a new city park

Concepts developed to convert overgrown block on north side into a public park

Planners in Oxford, Ga., have engaged in discussions about converting an overgrown city block on the north side of town into a family-oriented city park.

Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy struck by alleged drunk driver at Hwy. 81/Crowell Road intersection

A Conyers woman was arrested for DUI after she crashed into the side of a deputy’s patrol vehicle while driving through a four-way intersection in Newton County known for its traffic congestion.

Newton Blotter, Aug. 13-19

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Atlanta man reportedly snatches pit bull puppy from woman who was trying to sell it

An Atlanta man has been charged with robbery after he allegedly snatched puppies out of the hands of a woman who was trying to sell them.

Snapping Shoals EMC warns customers of telephone scam

Snapping Shoals EMC is urging customers not to be taken by a telephone scam circulating in the local service area that appears to be targeting senior citizens, customers with foreign names and businesses.