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Aimee Jones

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Covington FD achieves international re-accreditation

The Covington Fire Department is one of 18 departments across the country that has earned international re-accreditation.

Deer causes deadly crash on Ga. 142

A woman died at the scene of a crash early Tuesday morning when she hit a deer on Ga. Highway 142, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Teen arrested in connection to gang graffiti sprayed in neighborhood

Gang graffiti has been spray painted on a road in Fairview Commons subdivision and a 14-year-old is facing juvenile charges as a result.

RCSO searches for burglary suspect bitten by victim's dog

A burglary suspect was apparently surprised Monday when he attempted to break into a home and was greeted by the homeowner and his dog.

Suspected armed robber leads police on high-speed chase to Stonecrest

A Loganville man who allegedly robbed a discount store at gunpoint then led police on a high-speed chase down Interstate 20 to where he was eventually caught attempting to shoplift clothes at the Mall at Stonecrest.

Suspect in shootout with deputies captured

A suspect believed to have been shot Friday in a shootout with deputies has been captured.

Suspect wounded in shootout with deputies in custody

Authorities continue to search for the suspect who is believed to have been shot Friday morning in an exchange of gunfire with a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy after deputies chased the man along Interstate 20 into DeKalb County.

Decatur man charged with stealing, entering autos

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of stealing a car and then attempting to break into another one.

Experts: What is posted online, stays online

The Internet can be a dangerous place. Even if an item has been “removed,” it never really goes away, and images posted for just a moment can have a lifelong effect.

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33rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival begins next week

Cherry trees are beginning to bloom and winter is just about finished, all signs that it is time once again for the annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival.

Man wanted on sexual assault charges in Illinois found living in Rockdale Co.

A man who was wanted in Illinois on charges of aggravated sexual assault was located this week in Conyers, where he has apparently been living for several years.

Covington woman dies in wreck involving teen driver

A Covington woman was killed Tuesday when the car she was driving was struck by a teenage driver who crossed into her lane of travel. The wreck resulted in numerous people being transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

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Pearrell retires from RCSO after more than 20 years

Capt. Myra Pearrell has balanced a career in law enforcement and serving as a pastor’s wife for more than 20 years. She retired at the end of February.

Reward offered for information about Omnicare robbery

Omnicare, armed robbery, Conyers, Crimestoppers, reward, Conyers Police Department, Gene Wilson

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College hosts job fair

Georgia Piedmont Technical College hosts job fair

NCSO warns against sending money to receive sweepstakes prize

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1st grader accused of 'inappropriately touching' female students

A 7-year-old West Newton Elementary School student is facing disciplinary action after he allegedly touched three fellow students in an inappropriate manner.

Standoff between Housing Authority resident and police ends peacefully

A standoff involving police in a townhouse community operated by the Conyers Housing Authority ended peacefully after the suspect locked himself inside his residence.

CPD arrests 6 "johns" in prostitution sting

In its continuing efforts to crack down on prostitution in the city, the Conyers Police Department made six more arrests this week in another undercover sting operation.

NCSO: Man grabs girl at convenience store

A Covington man has been charged with child molestation after he allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old who was standing with her mother at a convenience store; a 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged with sodomy and child molestation of a 14-year-old female

NCSO: Man, woman kick another driver's car in fit of road rage

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a man and woman who allegedly were so frustrated that another driver pulled out in front of them that they got out of their car and began kicking the other vehicle.

Woman says burglar attempted to set fire to her home

A woman who was in the process of moving out of her duplex because of the amount of crime in the area reported to the Sheriff’s Office that her home had been burglarized and that it appeared the suspect tried to set it on fire.

All three missing teens returned home

All three runaway juveniles that had been reported missing have returned home.

Women suspected of stealing lingerie arrested on drug charges

Women suspected of stealing ladies’ lingerie wound up being arrested and charged on a variety of drug offenses as well.

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Two missing teens found

NCSO seeks two teens believed to be runaways

A teenager who had been missing for more than a week as returned home, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

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NCSO seeks three missing teens

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking three missing teenage girls who are believed to be runaways.

Tip leads to arrest of two teen burglary suspects

Two teenagers were arrested this week when Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies caught them in the act of burglarizing a neighbor’s home.

RCSO tracks down suspect who fled from high-speed chase

Rockdale County deputies helped track down a man who fled from a stolen vehicle after police chased it from DeKalb County and it wrecked on Interstate 20.

Victim of credit card theft warns others to protect possessions

Despite taking what she believed to be proper precautions, one Conyers woman found herself the victim of credit card theft while eating at a local restaurant.

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Local businessman vows legal action against SSEMC

Company admits accusation of theft was ‘human error’

A local businessman is not taking it lightly that his electric company accused him of stealing power, called sheriff’s deputies and then cut off electricity to his home, only later to admit that it was a mistake.

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NCSO names top employees

Three Newton County Sheriff’s Office employees received one of the highest honors recently – being selected by their peers as employees of the year.

CPD and RCSO arrest six in prostitution sting

A joint undercover operation conducted by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and the Conyers Police Department resulted in the arrests of two prostitutes, two panderers, a pimp and a woman found with drugs who was in the car with the young son of one of the alleged prostitutes.

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Former NCSO deputy killed in Afghanistan receives Purple Star

Former NCSO deputy killed in Afghanistan receives Purple Star

Four arrested for dugs in hotel after police receive tip

After receiving an tip that there was potential drug activity in a local hotel, Covington police confiscated methamphetamine and arrested four people.

Two men Tasered after fleeing from Covington police

What started off as a a police officer helping two men whose truck broke down in the middle of the road, ended up with both of them being chased, Tasered and arrested for possession of drugs.

Law Enforcement Academy hosts career fair

Those considering a career in law enforcement are invited to attend Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s second career fair next month.

Man receives second DUI charge in matter of weeks

A deputy pulled over a driver suspected of driving under the influence only to learn the man had received another DUI a few weeks earlier.

12-year-old charged with breaking into Clements Middle School

A 12-year-old middle school student has been arrested after he allegedly tried to break into his school’s gymnasium.

Man reportedly attempts suicide days before Kroger incident

Just days before he allegedly set himself on fire inside the Kroger grocery store in Covington, Timothy Singleton reportedly attempted to commit suicide by cutting himself.

Covington man dies in one-vehicle crash

A Covington man died Sunday as a result of a one-vehicle wreck on Sigman Road in Rockdale County.

Citizen tips lead to arrest of pawn shop burglary suspect

Police continue to search for armed robber of another pawn shop

An 18-year-old burglary suspect was arrested early Friday morning after two citizens called 911 to report they saw someone trying to break into a local pawn shop; police continue to look for a man who robbed a pawn shop while holding two employees at gunpoint.

More vehicle break-ins reported in Covington

The number of car break-ins in Covington is starting to pick up again.

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Man sets himself on fire inside Kroger

The Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 in Covington was evacuated Tuesday afternoon when a man reportedly doused himself with alcohol and set himself on fire.

Men charged with dumping drugs out of car window

A deputy working during the winter storm was concerned when he came up on a car driving erratically on icy roads, but he became suspicious when he saw the occupants of the car throw plastic bags filled with what he believed to be drugs out the window.

Copper thefts, mailbox vandalism reported

Three homes in a relatively new subdivision in Covington have been burglarized and stripped of copper wiring; three homes along Avery Drive in southern Newton County reported their mailboxes were destroyed.

Conyers man injured while crossing Salem Road

GSP responds to minor school bus wreck

A 59-year-old Conyers man was injured Friday when he was struck by a car as he was attempting to cross Salem Road; the GSP continues to investigate a wreck that occurred Monday morning involving a Rockdale County school bus.

Two more teens arrested in shooting of 16-year-old

Two more teenaged suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 16-year-old in November in an apparent drug deal.

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Family of missing Newton County man offers reward

The family of missing Newton County man missing for more than five months is offering a reward for information leading to his location

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Roadside memorial set for fallen firefighter

A roadside memorial for Newton County Firefighter Brad Eavenson has been set up at the site where the 31-year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash Friday.

CPD charges man with sexual battery, false imprisonment

A 34-year-old Conyers man has been arrested for sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will.