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Aimee Jones

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Conyers man charged with setting off pipe bomb in house

A Rockdale County man who severely injured himself when he allegedly set off a pipe bomb in his house last fall has been arrested and charged with manufacturing an explosive device.

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Craig Lockhart takes ALS Ice Bucket challenge

Deputy Superintendent Craig Lockhart takes Ice Bucket challenge

Braids, eyelashes reported stolen

It can be expensive to look your best, but a couple people were apparently trying to take a short cut.

Police respond to arguments as tempers flare

Covington police arrested an Alabama man last weekend after he became irate when a local retailer would not replace his broken cell phone; a man allegedly tried to run over a woman for not properly parking at a fast-food restaurant.

RCSO receives grant for in-house substance abuse treatment program

Through a $65,924 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council – and $20,000 in matching funds from the county’s Inmate Welfare Fund and the United Way – the RCSO is set to begin an in-house substance abuse treatment at the Rockdale County Jail.

Former NFL player charged with theft

A former NFL player with the Carolina Panthers was arrested Friday in Conyers after he allegedly stole a leaf blower out of the back of a landscape truck parked at the Rockdale County Courthouse.

On the Beat: Mother accused of tossing burning paper on sleeping son

Some of the more off-beat incidents local law enforcement has responded to recently.

Man charged with growing pot calls NCSO to report one more plant

Deputies came to a Newton County man’s house and seized several large marijuana plants, but a few days later, the owner of the plants called to let them know they missed one.

Officials divided over value of 2050 Plan

Newton BOC work session set for Tuesday

The baseline ordinances developed as part of the 2050 Plan have cost local taxpayers more than $250,000, but elected officials are divided over whether the finished product was worth the expense.

Alpha students charged in alleged sex act on bus

Two students at Alpha Academy were arrested this week in connection with untoward behavior on the school bus that occurred just days into the new school year.

GSP recovers vehicle stolen from school

Authorities continue to search for 16-year-old driver

One of the vehicles reported stolen from a school Tuesday has been recovered, but the 16-year-old driver who fled from authorities and has not yet been apprehended, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Teen charged with making up report of armed robbery

A teen’s apparent lie resulted in an innocent male being questioned by police, his friend being wrongly arrested and, ultimately, his own arrest for making up the story.

Suspected drunk driver crashes into playground

Concerned that a man who crashed his car into a playground was attempting to drive away, a witness to the wreck pulled the suspected drunk driver from the car and held on to his keys until the authorities could arrive, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Argument on Twitter leads to arrest

A woman who apparently got into a Twitter war with another female has been arrested after she allegedly posted inappropriate photos of her rival.

Vehicles reported stolen Tuesday from schools, store

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into reports of cars being stolen Tuesday from two school parking lots and a nearby shopping center.

Witness accounts assist NCSO, CPD with arrest of armed robbery suspect

The joint efforts of citizens, the Covington-Newton County 911 Center, the Covington Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are credited for capturing a suspected armed robber just minutes after the crime was reported.

Covington man alleged to have relationship with teen girl

A 26-year-old Covington man has been arrested for having an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Police find meth on man hiding in closet

A Covington man who had an active warrant for violating his probation will also have to face drug charges as well after he allegedly tried hiding from police under clothes in a closet.

Covington PD arrests 2 in undercover operation

A newly formed specialized patrol unit at the Covington Police Department arrested a man and his uncle Thursday for allegedly making multiple sales of marijuana to undercover informants.

Rutledge man accused of pointing gun on I-20

A Rutledge man accused of pointing a gun at drivers while traveling down the interstate told deputies that he was just pointing his finger. However, while he was not arrested on weapons charges, he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

NCSO: Husband tries to blame wife for fender-bender

Victim in fender bender agrees to tell police the wife of the actual at-fault driver caused the wreck.

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Newton County takes steps to keep roads clean of debris

Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis said that the county has taken some steps to try to improve the look of county roads and has other ideas in the works.

2008 Waffle House robbery suspect back to face charges

A suspect in the 2008 Salem Road Waffle House robbery booked into Rockdale County Jail.

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Cherokee Run has best year since city took reins in 2010

Since taking over control of Cherokee Run Golf Club in 2010, the city of Conyers has transferred nearly $1.7 million to its operations. However, this upcoming fiscal year marks the first time since then that the golf course is expected to be self-sustaining.

Newton County recycling center employee spit on by out-of-county patron

Emloyee of recycling center spit on when he tried to stop a man from another county from using the dump.

Covington police discover man has 20 aliases

Police arrest a man after a fight Saturday and discover he goes by 20 different names with 12 dates of birth and multiple Social Security numbers

Police make arrest in illegal personal care home

The Conyers Police Department has arrested a woman who was allegedly running an illegal personal care home out of her residence in the Forest Villas neighborhood.

Man wanted in Newton arrested in Valdosta

A man wanted in Newton County for probation violation has been arrested in Lowndes County, where he is accused of leading authorities on a manhunt after allegedly stealing a dump truck in Macon

Sheriff's offices step up patrols for first of school year

Now that school is back in session in both Rockdale and Newton counties, local law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers to be extra cautious – and patient – on the roads.

Police charge man who showed up for work-release with DUI

Covington police arrested a man who allegedly drove to the Sheriff’s Office for work-release under the influence of prescription medication.

CPD: Woman fires gun at neighbor trying to use her Dumpster

Taxi driver robbed in Oxford

Covington woman reportedly fires gun at man attempting to throw trash on her property; Oxford man robbed of gun, phone

Deputy finds stolen checks from Newton County businesses during traffic stop

A Rockdale County deputy who pulled over a suspicious vehicle found approximately 30 checks apparently stolen from businesses and individuals in Newton County totaling nearly $2,800.

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Authorities continue to warn of tailgate thieves

Local authorities continue to warn drivers of newer model Ford pickup trucks to be aware of a rash of tailgate thefts that has cropped up recently.

Man touts family connections during traffic stop

A 19-year-old Monroe man who claimed to have high-ranking relatives in the Newton County government was arrested after a sheriff’s office deputy discovered marijuana in his car.

Former Indian Creek Middle School student drowns

A young teen formerly from Covington reportedly drowned earlier this month while swimming in a pool in Albany.

Police encounter 'memory problems' in drug-related arrests

It would seem that one of the side effects of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol is an inability to recall basic information, based on some of the arrests made this weekend by the Covington Police Department.

RCSO: Man orders Life Flight to take him to Augusta

A man who apparently did not want to be treated at Rockdale Medical Center allegedly arranged for a Life Flight helicopter to take him to Augusta.

Deputies find large amounts of drugs during traffic stop

As a result of a traffic stop on the interstate, investigators found bags of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Deputies find drugs on driver pulled over for traffic violations

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'Bessie' filming schedule causes frustration for Olde Town businesses

Olde Town merchants, officials frustrated that streets in Olde Town closed Thursday for film crews.

Sword-wielding man shot by police expected to recover

The man who was shot by a Covington Police Department officer after allegedly charging at him with a large sword is expected to recover from his wound.

Covington woman arrested in latest Conyers Police Department prostitution sting

Conyers police target prostitutes in latest undercover sting operation.

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Covington officer shoots man wielding sword | VIDEO

A man wielding a sword was shot by a Covington police officer Wednesday afternoon after the suspect allegedly charged at the officer with the weapon.

Law enforcement protects, serves in various ways

Law enforcement officers are called on to respond to a wide range of incidents, such as violent crimes or tragic accidents. However, a great number of the calls sheriff’s deputies and police officers handle are simply assisting the community.

Man wanted in Conyers, Newton County on child porn charges booked into jail

Fugitive in jail in Florida brought to Newton County to face child pornography charges here

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Covington police officer officer shoots sword-wielding man

A man wielding a sword was shot by a Covington police officer Wednesday afternoon after the suspect allegedly charged at the officer with the weapon.

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Covington police officer shoots sword-wielding man

A man wielding a sword was shot by a Covington police officer Wednesday afternoon after the suspect allegedly charged at the officer with the weapon.

Henderson bests Hunte in runoff

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson easily won his runoff election against challenger Sonya Hunte Tuesday.

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Henderson bests Hunte in runoff for BOC

Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson easily won his runoff election against challenger Sonya Hunte Tuesday.

Investigators look into reports of shots fired at home

Investigators are looking into reports that a home on Capeton Court was shot in retaliation for a fight earlier that day in the neighborhood; son of county commissioner charged with disorderly conduct