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Groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday marks beginning of Crowell Road intersection improvement

Groundbreaking ceremony held Wednesday marks beginning of Crowell Road intersection improvement

Newton County and the city of Porterdale celebrated the groundbreaking of long-anticipated improvements to the intersection at Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81.

Covington man shot twice during home invasion

The Covington Police Department is investigating a report of a brutal shooting that occurred early Wednesday during a home invasion in the Nelson Heights community.

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Covington Police Department Sgt. Allen Martin receives Police Star award for heroism

Sgt. Allen Martin received award for bravery after shooting a sword-wielding man over the summer

Customer attacks Kroger cashier as she is checking his ID for a Visa gift card

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Conyers man Saturday after he allegedly attacked a grocery store clerk who was attempting to check his identification when purchasing a Visa gift card.

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Convenience store clerk charge with selling synthetic marijuana

A convenience store employee was arrested Friday after detectives with the Covington Police Department learned he had been selling synthetic marijuana from the store for several months.

Organizer with Boyz to Men of Honor charged after fight

A Conyers man involved with a local organization designed to mentor young at-risk males has been arrested after he and his son allegedly fought with members of their own household.

Teen flees deputies after attempted car theft

Cold weather provided an opportunity this for thieves to try to steal a woman’s car.

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Police warn that toy guns used in crime are treated the same as real guns

It may look like a toy, but with a split-second life-or-death decision at stake, it is not child’s play.

Report: Newton County family held at gunpoint in their home

Newton County authorities are looking into a report that two armed men broke into a home in the Lake Charles subdivision early Wednesday morning.

Covington man struck and killed while walking along Honey Creek Road

A Covington man was struck and killed Monday while walking along Honey Creek Road.

More charges filed against man accused of metal thefts in Newton and Rockdale counties

A homeless man who has been accused of committing multiple burglaries in Rockdale and Newton counties is now facing additional theft by receiving charges in Covington.

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6-year-old Officer Morgan Steward receives official police uniform

Six-year-old Morgan Steward is the youngest Covington Police officer and now he has the uniform to go with the distinction.

CPD: Suspects use heroin before shoplifting at Walmart

Three Virginia residents were arrested last weekend after they allegedly shot up with heroin and tried to shoplift electronics from Walmart in Covington.

Covington police investigate rash of vehicle break-ins

The Covington Police Department is looking into a number of reported vehicle break-ins that apparently occurred early Friday morning in the Sterling Lakes Drive area.

NCSO: Man keys car after argument in Kroger parking lot

A Newton County man found himself behind bars when he allegedly keyed the car of a person he had argued with in the parking lot.

Area law enforcement offers tips to avoid telemarketing scams

People are opening their wallets more often during the Christmas season, but area law enforcement are offering advice to help citizens keep those wallets closed tight to scam artists.

Covington police officer alerts fire department to fire at Dairy Queen

A sharp-eyed police officer on normal patrol has been credited for helping to save a local business from what could have been a major fire.

Stray bullet from target practice enters neighbor's home

A South Newton County man and his neighbors got a reminder this week why it is illegal to shoot a gun in a residential area.

Covington police arrest man accused in shooting and armed robbery

Police have arrested a Covington man who is believed to have robbed and shot a man Tuesday night.

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Newton County employees to receive Christmas bonus

By selling its portion of some right-of-way for a road widening project, the Newton County Board of Commissioners will be able to provide county employees a Christmas bonus.

Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority takes lead on studying capacity at Lake Varner and Bear Creek

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has tabled indefinitely discussions of evaluating the amount of water in Lake Varner upon learning that the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority has already begun a safe yield analysis of the county’s reservoir.

Covington police investigate Tuesday night armed robbery and shooting

A Covington man is recovering after sustaining a gunshot wound during an armed robbery Tuesday night.

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Sheriff Ezell Brown appeals to Newton Board of Commissioners for increased funding to slow turnover

Sheriff Ezell Brown has persuaded county commissioners to take a serious look at increasing the budget for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, and based on public comments during the Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, citizens want action sooner than later.

Repairs to begin on Old Oxford Road bridge damaged in the summer during I-20 repaving

Construction crews working along Interstate 20 have moved on, but now workers have to turn their attention to a bridge damaged during the months-long resurfacing project.

Six businesses on Piper Road report weekend burglaries

Newton County authorities are investigating a rash of break-ins that occurred over the weekend at businesses along Piper Road.

Family dog alerts Covington couple to house fire

The family dog is credited with saving the home – and possibly the lives – of his owners when he alerted them to a fire that had broken out in their house on Monticello Street in Covington.

Atlanta man not surprised at arrest

Atlanta man pulled over for a traffic violation expected to be arrested for outstanding warrants.

17-year-old accused of inappropriately touching young girl

A 17-year-old Conyers male has been arrested as a result of accusations that he improperly touched a young female family member.

On the Beat: Teen passed out drunk in car while friends at movies

On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by area law enforcement personnel in the course of their duties.

Newton County man receives 3 life sentences for rape, child molestation charges

A Newton County man convicted of sexually abusing several young girls, including two family members, has been sentenced to three life sentences in prison.

Law enforcement steps up patrol over the Thanksgiving weekend

Area law enforcement agencies will step up patrols this week in anticipation of heavy holiday traffic over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Local law enforcement step up patrols for Thanksgiving weekend

Area law enforcement agencies will step up patrols this week in anticipation of heavy holiday traffic over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

Sheriff Levett, school superintendent prepare for Ferguson, Mo., decision

Area officials have attended meetings this week in preparation for any protests that may result of the decision expected any time out of the grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., but Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said he expects citizens in Rockdale County will react peacefully, regardless the outcome.

Covington police arrest Decatur man in fake bomb threat to C.R. Bard

A Decatur man has been arrested after police determined that he called in a bomb threat to C.R. Bard in Covington earlier this week.

Clayton County men accused of playing Keno without paying

Two Clayton County men have been arrested after they allegedly defrauded several convenience stores in Newton County on Thursday of Keno lottery slips.

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Rockdale man charged with selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

A Rockdale County man has been arrested on suspicion that he was selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills from a manufacturer located in China.

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Newton BOC moves public comments to end of meetings

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has made some moves to increase efficiency at its public meetings, moving public comments to the end of the meeting agenda and taking steps not to interrupt open meetings with lengthy executive sessions.

Newton Board of Commissioners approve purchases of snow equipment in advance of winter

County employees receive gift certificate for Thanksgiving

Newton County employees received this week a token of thanks when Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis provided them with a $15 gift certificate just in time for Thanksgiving shopping.

New study on Lake Varner's capacity needed in light of recent drought

County attorney: $17.4 million of $21.6 million spent on Bear Creek for land acquisition

Determining exactly how much water is in Lake Varner, the county’s primary water reservoir, is a critical step before the county should move further on constructing a new reservoir in the southern part of the county, according to Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig.

Newton commissioners vote 4-1 to allow cell tower near residences

Newton County BOC votes 4-1 Tuesday to allow a 150-foot microwave backhaul facility/telecommunication tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway near Hawkins Drive, situated 90 feet from a home.

Former Acuity employee accused of issuing $36,000 in fraudulent refunds

A former employee of Acuity Brands in Conyers has been arrested on charges that she cashed thousands of dollars in fraudulent refunds for herself and other acquaintances.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests third suspect in Ridge Avenue murder

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a botched drug deal that left a 29-year-old Newton Countyman dead earlier this month.

Covington woman charged with DUI in Conyers after driving wrong way on I-20

A Covington woman allegedly driving the wrong way on Interstate 20 was charged with DUI after an off-duty DeKalb County police officer followed her to a place where a Conyers Police Department officer was able to pull her over and place her under arrest.

Plans on track for U.S. 278 widening and roundabout at Ga. 142

Plans to continue widening U.S. Highway 278 culminating with a roundabout at Ga. Highway 142 are moving forward with construction estimated to begin by mid-2016.

Parents cited for curfew violations plead guilty

Parents of teens who were cited earlier this fall for curfew violations pleaded guilty in Municipal Court on Friday, including the mother of a 19-year-old who asked that the citation be amended and put in her name.

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Family of missing man, Bobby Weaver, memorialize his birthday

Family and friends of Bobby Weaver, who has been missing for more than a year, gathered earlier this month to memorialize his 29th birthday.

Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests one in shooting in Kroger parking lot

One arrest has been made and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a Salem Road grocery store this week.

Two Covington men arrested in Conyers after apparent road rage incident

One man didn’t like being cut off in traffic, so he allegedly got out of his car and threatened to beat up the other driver. The other driver, apparently unhappy with being threatened in front of his children, reportedly acted as if he was going to hit the other man’s car. Both were arrested.

Newton County schools provide funds to help teachers with more instruction time

Teachers struggling to find enough hours in the day to actually teach students as a result of an increase in state-mandated testing now have $750,000 in local support to find creative ways to boost instruction time in the classroom.

Two Covington men arrested in Conyers after apparent road rage incident

One man didn’t like being cut off in traffic, so he allegedly got out of his car and threatened to beat up the other driver. The other driver, apparently unhappy with being threatened in front of his children, reportedly acted as if he was going to hit the other man’s car. Both were arrested.

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