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Aimee Jones

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Probation check results in multiple arrests of people with active warrants on drug charges

A check on a probationer resulted in the arrest of five individuals on drug charges, most of whom were wanted out of other counties.

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Shot fired at Conyers Middle School, one student in custody | PHOTOS

Shot fired at Conyers Middle School; suspect in custody.

Vandals damage sanctuary at Faith Tabernacle in Conyers

Vandals struck a local church, damaging several items in the sanctuary including slashing some pews.

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Train collision with truck shuts down rail crossings in Olde Town Saturday

Festival-goers in Olde Town Conyers had an unexpected turn of events Saturday when the railroad crossings were closed down for a few hours after a train struck a truck stopped on the tracks waiting for a red light

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Missing 19-year-old has been found unharmed

A 19-year-old Rockdale County woman who has been reported missing since March has been found safe and returned to her guardians.

Fire breaks out in home of Falcons draft pick Grady Jarrett

A night of watching the NFL draft with friends and family for took a startling turn Friday for newly drafted Atlanta Falcons football player Grady Jarrett when a fire broke out in his north Rockdale County home.

Judge rules against former landscaper who sued Newton County BOC chairman and county manager

One of the lawsuits filed by a former landscape contractor with Newton County against the county commission chairman and former county manager has been dismissed.

Man in Superman shirt accused of a panoply of crimes

A man wearing a Superman T-shirt racked up a slew of charges this week as he flew around Newton County committing a series of crimes.

Two arrested on suspicion of trying to steal vehicle rims in south Rockdale

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for attempting to steal hub caps off cars in a south Rockdale neighborhood, after receiving numerous reports of similar thefts earlier this month.

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Airport Road on track to reopen Friday

Crews have been working nearly round the clock – including in the rain – to reopen Airport Road after its been closed for nearly two weeks as a result of flash flooding that washed out a culvert.

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Airport Road on track to reopen Friday

Crews have been working nearly round the clock – including in the rain – to reopen Airport Road after its been closed for nearly two weeks as a result of flash flooding that washed out a culvert.

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GDOT to host public meeting on proposed roundabout at E. Fairview Road

A public information public house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gen. Ray Davis Middle School, located at 3375 E. Fairview Road S.W. for residents to learn about GDOT’s plan to construct a roundabout at Ga. Highway 138 and East Fairview Road.

Suspect in Conyers CVS and Covington Walgreens robberies arrested in Norcross

The serial robber who is accused of robbing a CVS in Conyers and a Walgreens in Covington last week is now in custody in the Rockdale County Jail.

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy terminated, four resign amid allegations of steroid use

A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy was terminated this week and four more resigned, with one being arrested by the GBI, amid an internal investigation into alleged use of anabolic steroids.

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Authorities search for serial robbery suspect

Suspect believed to have robbed CVS in Conyers, Walgreens in Covington on same day

Police are searching for what is believed to be a serial robber who robbed a CVS pharmacy in Conyers Thursday morning and allegedly robbed a Walgreens in Covington Thursday evening.

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Family of missing Newton County man join with Sheriff's Office to appeal for information

The family of Bobby Weaver and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are hoping to breathe new life into the ongoing investigation of locating the 29-year-old man who has been missing for more than 18 months.

Teens crash into vehicle while fleeing Rockdale authorities in stolen car

Three teens were arrested Wednesday after they fled from authorities in a stolen car, crashed into another vehicle exiting Interstate 20 and were later located by a K-9 unit.

Salem High School soccer player accused of hitting Alcovy player after game

A Salem High School soccer player is facing juvenile charges after she allegedly struck a rival player after Tuesday’s game against Alcovy High School.

Newton County man accused of raping woman at a party

A 43-year-old Covington man has been arrested on allegations that he raped a woman during a party over the weekend.

Two convenience store clerks charged with commercial gambling

Clerks from two Newton County convenience stores have been arrested on allegations they were illegally making cash payments to patrons playing slot machines.

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Hiring the best: Recruitment standards high for local law enforcement agencies

Recruitment standards high for local law enforcement agencies

The stakes are high for police officers and sheriff’s deputies. Decisions are made daily that could make the difference between whether someone goes to jail or goes home or lives or dies. As a result, local law enforcement agencies place a premium on recruiting the right candidates who can withstand a rigorous application and interview process.

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Covington City Council approves rezoning for high-end senior living community

The Covington City Council has paved the way for a new, state-of-the-art retirement community that will provide housing to transition from independent living to assisted care to memory care.

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Man jumps out window of Folk's while fleeing police

Sunday lunch at a local restaurant was disrupted when a Conyers man jumped through the window trying to flee from police.

DNR to hold public meeting Tuesday to announce plans for draining Alexander Lakes

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has plans to drain Alexander Lakes near Panola Mountain State Park due to a failing dam, and will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the issue.

Man frightens DDS employee who failed him on drivers test

A man who apparently drove himself to get a drivers license became angry when he failed the test, so he followed and intimidated the test administrator as she was giving another person a drivers exam, according to a report filed by the Covington Police Department.

RCSO arrests 8 teens found skipping school

Eight Salem High School students were arrested Thursday when they were found in a vacant apartment building skipping school.

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Covington police search for couple accused of stealing 33 iPads

Covington police are looking for a couple who allegedly stole more than $14,000 worth of iPads from Walmart this week.

Convicted murderer, mother and others indicted on gang and racketeering charges

A convicted murderer, along with his mother and several other associates, has been indicted in Newton County on racketeering and gang-related charges.

More complaints filed with Sheriff's Offices reporting Green Dot card scams related to Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Rockdale and Newton counties’ sheriff’s offices have received a growing number of complaints from residents and county employees who have received fraudulent Green Dot cards in the mail that is likely the result of a recent Blue Cross/Blue Shield cyber attack,

Dog killed in violent domestic dispute

An estranged couple has been arrested after a violent fight that resulted in the hanging death of a family dog.

Victim in March 10 Odyssey Turn shooting arrested on drugs and weapons charges

The shooting victim in a botched drug deal last month on Odyssey Turn has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges himself.

CPD: Probationer tries to conceal marijuana during arrest

A probationer unsuccessfully tried to conceal a small bag of marijuana when he was being arrested on an outstanding warrant at the probation office, the Covington Police Department reported.

Victim reports shots fired at house and pit bull puppy stolen

NCSO: Man shot at in road rage incident

A Covington man reported to police that someone stole his puppy and shot bullets through the window of his house; the Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of gunfire in connection with road rage on Interstate 20.

Covington man sentenced in major federal drug trafficking bust

A Covington man is among nearly 20 individuals from metro Atlanta who have been convicted on an extensive public corruption and drug trafficking investigation that spanned over five years and involved a Customs and Border Protection Officer from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Accused Dunkin Donuts burglar also charged with bribery

The accused serial burglar caught breaking into a Dunkin Donuts in Conyers at the first of April has now been charged with bribery as well.

Former Eastside High School baseball coach arrested on statutory rape allegations

Former Eastside High School baseball coach Brad Weir was arrested earlier this year in Tennessee on allegations that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

Self-proclaimed gang kingpin Tasered after knife fight

A Conyers man claiming to be a gang kingpin was arrested after he allegedly got into a knife fight with his brother.

Rockdale County Narcotics and Vice charge Conyers man in heroin bust

Narcotics and Vice investigators arrested a Conyers man after he allegedly sold heroin to an undercover officer.

Covington police arrest several people in connection with two brawls over weekend

Four Covington women were arrested early Monday morning as a result of two fights involving baseball bats and chairs at two separate locations.

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Newton BOC approves raises for Sheriff's Office and Fire Department

After months of pleading with county commissioners and warning of the dangerous levels of turnover in public safety, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and Newton County Fire Chief succeeded in their quests for a slight pay increase and incentives for Sheriff’s Office employees as well as for the Newton County Fire Service.

RCSO: Dissatisfied customer threatens couple with gun over tile job

A couple fled the home of a customer when he allegedly threatened to kill them over tile work he deemed unsatisfactory.

Butts County man accused of pointing gun at another driver on Ga. 138

A Butts County man has been arrested after he was identified as the person who pulled a gun on another driver in an alleged road rage incident.

Covington woman Tasered during altercation over refusing to sign traffic tickets

A Covington woman was Tasered by Conyers police after she fought being arrested when she refused to sign citations she received during a traffic stop.

Teen accused of holding victim at gunpoint with gun he stole from her house

A 16-year-old juvenile has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home, stole her rifle and briefly held her at gunpoint before running to a friend’s home

Newton County Sheriff’s Office investigates fatal shooting at Salem Terrace apartments

Newton County investigators are still looking into a fatal shooting that occurred in the Salem Terrace Apartments early Friday morning.

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Suspected serial burglar caught breaking into another Dunkin Donuts

A suspected serial burglar was caught in the act Wednesday night by a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol.

Commissioner John Douglas fears new state transportation bill could result in local ‘SPLOST fatigue’

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas raised concerns that the new state transportation bill will not only raise gas prices but make citizens weary of passing local option sales tax referenda.

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Gas main break diverts traffic on Ga. 138 north of Conyers

A gas main break caused motorists traveling on Ga. Highway 138 just north of Conyers on Wednesday to take a lengthy detour off the main roadway.

Identity thieves strike United Way, tax filers

This past weekend, a number of people reported to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office that their identity had been compromised.

Law enforcement officials warn against growing tax scams

Tax season is in full swing and so are scammers hoping to scare people into handing over their money.