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Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy involved in wreck on Salem Road

A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. on Salem Road near Interstate 20.

Victim returns gunfire with suspects in home invasion

Four Lithonia residents have been arrested in connection with a violent home invasion that took place in Conyers last week.

Rockdale County settles discrimination lawsuit with former community affairs director Erica Fatima

Rockdale County agrees to pay $115,000 to settle a federal lawsuit against former community affairs director Erica Fatima who claimed racial and sexual discrimination.

Rockdale County SPLOST collections higher than expected

According to the most recent SPLOST figures, $57.92 million had been collected through May, with 22 months remaining. This is approximately $5.87 million more than anticipated would be collected by this time.

Newton County woman allegedly beats neighbor for not yielding the right of way

One Newton County woman who apparently failed to follow the biblical advice to love thy neighbor found herself behind bars after she allegedly beat her neighbor for not yielding the right of way.

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Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to lock car doors at night to prevent break-ins

RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp: “We want to remind people to lock their vehicles and take all valuables inside their house at night.”

Newton County Sheriff's Office searches for man who fled scene after crashing car and injuring small child

Newton County authorities continue to look for a man who allegedly fled from police before crashing the car he was driving, injuring a 4-year-old child who had to be airlifted to an area hospital.

Covington police reports teen shakes marijuana out of bandana during traffic stop

Police officer sees driver grab a folded bandana from around the rearview mirror and shake it around in the car during a traffic stop, allegedly flinging marijuana throughout the SUV.

Confederate flag prompts theft, obscenities in Conyers and Covington

The presence of the Confederate flag has raised emotions locally with at least two incidents requiring the police involvement.

Elderly man arrested when he allegedly brought gun into Army recruiting office in Conyers

Report: Suspect asked recruiter if he was prepared for an attack like in Chattanooga

A 72-year-old man was arrested in Conyers last week when he allegedly took a gun into the U.S. Army Recruiting building in an alleged effort to keep the recruiters “on their toes” in the event of an attack like the one that occurred earlier this month in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Three arrested in carjacking of man sleeping in car parked outside apartment on Salem Road

The three suspects accused of carjacking a man who fell asleep inside his car have been arrested by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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Get your pencils, get your books... | PHOTOS

School bells are about to start ringing again as students and teachers return to the classroom. The 2015-16 school year kicks off Friday in Newton County, whereas Rockdale County schools will begin Monday. The School Box in Conyers has been a hive of activity the last few weeks as teachers and parents have been shopping for supplies and materials.

Three locals die in one-vehcile crash Sunday on Interstate 20 near Greensboro

Three local residents were killed Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 near Taliaferro County, just east of Greensboro.

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House beautiful | PHOTOS

Covington is filled with beautiful houses, some just off the beaten path.

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Conyers police search for two men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting woman in Olde Town | PHOTOS

The Conyers Police Department is actively searching for two suspects who allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman who was working security for a filming company in Olde Town Monday night.

BioLab employee charged with calling in bomb threat

An employee with BioLab has been arrested after he allegedly called in a bomb threat last week, causing the evacuation of the facility.

Five arrested for smash and grab burglary of Sprint store in Conyers

Five males were arrested last week after they allegedly broke into the Sprint Premier Wireless store on Ga. Highway 20, smashed display cases and stole merchandise.

Suspected DUI driver leads deputies on high-speed chase

A 23-year-old Conyers man was arrested in Newton County over the weekend on accusations that he fled from authorities while he was under the influence of alcohol.

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Authorities seize $300k and kilo of cocaine at home in north Rockdale County

Huber Asprilla-Moreno, 47, has been arrested and is facing charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana.

Gang activity suspected in series of group assaults in Conyers

Local authorities are looking into a possible connection between a number of recent incidents where an individual has been attacked by a large group of teens.

Conyers Police Department K9 dies in rear of officer's patrol car

A Conyers Police Department officer is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation after his K9, Zane, was found deceased inside patrol car parked outside his Rockdale County home Thursday.

Gun displayed during road rage incident on Brown Bridge Road

Report: Good Samaritan robbed when trying to help motorist

A road rage incident resulted in one arrest after a Newton County man allegedly pulled a gun on another driver he thought was following too closely; a man trying to be a Good Samaritan was robbed of his cell phone, tablet and a set of keys when he stopped to help a woman he thought had a broken down car.

Fla. man allegedly shoots sister in head at home on Flat Rock Road

Victim treated graze wound and released from hospital

A 35-year-old woman had been grazed in the head by a bullet and her older brother has been charged with aggravated assault.

Suspect arrested in Jasper County for sending lewd pictures by Facebook just days after release from Newton County jail on similar charges

Just days after he was arrested in Newton County on charges that he sent lewd photographs to a woman via social media, a Social Circle man was arrested in Jasper County for allegedly sending similar images to a person he believed to be a teenager.

1 man killed, 1 injured in Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy-related shooting Friday

20-year-old Freddie Blue was killed and another man wounded when they were shot in a deputy-involved shooting Friday night near the Silos of Ellington off Brown Bridge Road in Newton County.

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Olde Town flower power | PHOTOS

The dog days summer are upon us, but the flora in Olde Town Conyers is thriving. The following are a few images of some of the trees, plants and even a waterfall at the Lewis Vaughn Botanical Garden and other areas in Olde Town.

Two suspects injured in Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy-involved shooting

Two suspects injured

Two suspects have been shot in a deputy-involved shooting Friday night near the Silos of Ellington off Brown Bridge Road in Newton County.

Report: Newton County man shoots several shots then drives off with his child

A Newton County man has been taken into custody after he allegedly fired several shots at a person and then left the scene with his infant.

13-year-old Covington boy drowns at Fourth of July party

A 13-year-old Covington boy died this week as a result of drowning in a private swimming pool on the Fourth of July.

Rockdale County man appeals murder conviction to Georgia Supreme Court

Chad Ashley Allen convicted in 2009 murder of Drew Nichols

The Rockdale County man convicted of murdering a man he wrongly believed was involved in a 2009 violent home invasion at his house and dumping his body near Social Circle is appealing his conviction and life sentence to the Georgia Supreme Court.

NCSS millage rate dips slightly, but expected to bring in more revenue

The tax rate for Newton County schools is expected to remain the same for property owner next year, and at the same time, the amount of taxes collected should increase over 2015.

NCSO deputy recognizes suspect who led authorities on chase earlier in the month

Newborn man arrested after deputy recognized him as the suspect who led authorities on a chase during a traffic stop earlier in June.

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Conyers sees spike in crime rates in June

Police Chief Gene Wilson points to rash of auto break-ins as a primary reason

Crime rates hit an all-time high in June in Conyers.

Disney’s ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ to show Saturday in Olde Town

The Olde Town Conyers Summer Film Series is in full swing and another family-friendly flick will begin at dark Saturday at the Olde Town Pavilion.

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Authorities urge safety over Fourth of July weekend

The Fourth of July is shaping up to be a grand celebration this year, with events scheduled throughout the day in Newton County culminating with fireworks displays in Porterdale and Covington.

Teen allegedly shoots two puppies during argument with his mother

Conyers police find stolen gun, marijuana plant in 16-year-old’s bedroom

A 16-year-old Conyers male could be facing adult charges after he allegedly shot two pit bull puppies during an argument with his mother.

Newton County man accused of sending lewd pictures to women on Facebook

A Newton County man has been arrested on charges that he sent lewd images to a woman via Facebook earlier this month, but is suspected of sending the obscene material to as many as 18 other victims over the past year.

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City to add bike lanes and sidewalks to Irwin Bridge Road

Road closed for next several months for repairs

Irwin Bridge Road to be closed for next 10 to 12 months for improvements, including the installation of storm drains, curbs and gutters, and new sidewalks that will include reconstructing sidewalk ramps to meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

NCSO: Man shoots girlfriend when she woke him up

A Newton County man has been arrested on charges that he shot his girlfriend when she woke him up.

Checkers in Covington closed for reprairs Monday after grease fire

A grease fire in the kitchen prompted the temporary closure Monday of both the right side drive-thru window and the left side drive-thru window at Checker’s on U.S. Highway 278.

Gang activity alleged in arrests related to shooting death of 19-year-old

A 19-year-old Rockdale County teen has been charged in the murder of a Newton County teen earlier this week and three other people have been arrested in connection with the crime, with more arrests expected.

Three Newton County teens charged with stealing helium at Kroger

Three males have been accused of stealing helium, by sucking the gas out of the tank used to fill balloons at Kroger and talking in high-pitched voices inside the store.

U.S. Post Office employee charged in connection with drugs in Conyers

An investigator with the Office of Inspector General contacted the Conyers Police Department June 22 to report an employee had been found with some drugs.

Teen driver in 2014 fatal crash in Conyers charged with vehicular homicide

The teen driver in a fiery crash on Sigman Road in Conyers that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Newton County man last year has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges.

Newton County schools boost teacher pay in 2015-16 budget

The Newton County Board of Education approved its fiscal year 2016 budget, formally adopting raises for teachers and eliminating the school system’s debt service.

Porterdale police officer fired over alleged use of steroids

Trevor Jones, who had been with the Porterdale Police Department since August, was terminated May 15 after a drug screen taken 10 days earlier showed he tested positive for steroids, according to the PPD.

Fleeing attempted murder suspect from Florida found in Newton County

A Pensacola, Fla., man accused of fleeing attempted murder charges in Florida was captured in Newton County.

19-year-old shot Monday during fight off Fairview Road

A 19-year-old male was shot Monday afternoon when a fight broke out among a large group of people in a neighborhood off Fairview Road.

19-year-old shot and killed Monday during fight off Fairview Road

A 19-year-old male was shot and later died when a fight broke out Monday afternoon among a large group of people in a neighborhood off Fairview Road.

Burglary suspects leads authorities on high-speed chase into Atlanta

13-year-old arrested found with loaded gun

A 13-year-old is facing charges in Rockdale County Juvenile Court when he and three other people allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase into Atlanta after they were caught trying to break into cars in hotel parking lots in Conyers.