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Aimee Jones

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Conyers couple accused of firing at passing car on interstate

A Conyers couple has been arrested after they allegedly fired a BB gun at another motorist attempting to pass them on the interstate.

Woman accused of stealing school items at Walmart

A Porterdale woman who has a history of shoplifting was arrested last week for attempting to steal school supplies and other items from Walmart.

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Conyers-based Eastside Commercial Bank closes

Troubled Eastside Commercial Bank closes, Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta to assume all the bank’s deposits

Newton BOC approves extra holiday in 2015

Newton County commissioners add extra holiday for employees

Conyers man dies after collapsing during argument with teen

16-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter

16-year-old charged with involuntary manslaughter of a man who apparently had heart attack during an argument.

Employee raises, lower millage rate pass with county budget

County passes $47 million budget to include lower millage rate, employee raises.

Conyers Main Street manager resigns

Monica Coffin, the first manager of the Conyers Main Street Program, has resigned.

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Conyers PD updates policies to respond to children left in cars as 'emergencies'

Conyers Police Department updates its policies to be able to respond to reports of children left in hot cars as emergency situations

Probationer hides under car to avoid jail

A man who apparently did not want to return to jail after he was told his probation was revoked attempted to run and hide under a car.

RCSO: Woman poses as twin for pain meds

Loganville woman arrested after allegedly posing as incarcerated twin sister to obtain pain medication

High-speed chase leads to drug arrests

A Loganville man led Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase down Salem Road that resulted in the man crashing his car and fleeing the scene. A few hours later, the man was arrested in Rockdale County and found with a large amount of methamphetamine.

Former Starbound dance studio owner charged with theft

The former owner of a dance studio in Porterdale that suddenly shut its doors in May has been arrested and charged with theft by conversion.

Newton Medical Center asks BOC for millage rate increase

NMC: Indigent care costs climbing

Officials at Newton Medical Center have requested a slight increase in the county’s millage rate to help cover the rising costs of indigent care.

County solicits bids for Crowell Road/Ga. 81 improvements

The Newton County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a request by the transportation department to solicit bids for improvements to be made to the intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road in Porterdale.

Covington woman charged with yelling racial slurs at bowling alley

A Covington woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly yelled racial slurs at employees and customers at the bowling alley in Conyers.

Woman shot in leg during argument

A man who allegedly had been waving around a gun throughout the day Sunday was arrested that evening when he apparently shot a female friend in the leg.

Man accused of stabbing brother turns himself in

According to Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Andrew Arnold, Mark Anthony Joyner came to the Sheriff’s Office Sunday where he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Man accused of shoplifting for dope found with stolen truck

A Conyers man who was arrested for shoplifting was later that day also charged with theft by receiving a stolen vehicle.

NCSO: Fight in car results in crash

A passenger in has been arrested on accusations that he caused a two-vehicle crash by fighting with his girlfriend.

NCSO: Woman loses control after drinking bottle of wine

A Florida woman who had reportedly consumed an entire bottle of wine on July 4 became out of control when her sister-in-law refused to let her drive the car.

NCSO investigates claims of armed robbery at Arbor Lake apts.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is looking into claims that a group of people gathered for a party were robbed at gunpoint last week.

Residents robbed, vans stolen at halfway house

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking three men who are believed to have robbed residents at a halfway-type home located off Stanton Road sometime around midnight on Friday and stole their vans.

Man claims he was struck by random bullet

A man walking down the street early Friday morning thought he had been struck by random fireworks, but instead learned he had been shot.

Traffic stop nets $6K of suspected counterfeit purses, shoes

A South Carolina man was arrested last week after a deputy discovered he had trash bags containing thousands of dollars in counterfeit luxury handbags, tennis shoes and other accessories.

Mother, daughter accused of assault of 12-year-old

A 19-year-old Newton County woman has been arrested and a warrant has been issued for her mother regarding the alleged assault of a 12-year-old.

Investigation continues in July 3 fatal shooting

A 35-year-old Newton County man was shot and killed on Thursday and authorities are looking for three people believed to be involved in the shooting.

NCSO seeks 3 in connection with July 4 weekend fatal shooting

A 35-year-old Newton County man was shot and killed on July 4 and authorities are looking for three people believed to be involved in the shooting.

Fender-bender at CVS leads to DUI citation

A minor fender-bender in a pharmacy drive-thru at resulted in one woman being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Passenger in car busted for meth

The passenger in a car pulled over for a license plate violation was arrested for meth possession

NCSO: Son, wife accused of forging mother's checks

A Covington man and his wife have been arrested on suspicion that they have forged his mother’s checks and stolen some of her money.

Authorities warn about rabies cases

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to take precaution when outside and in areas where wild animals may be living as a result of incidents of rabies.

S.C. men facing drug charges after attempted shoplifting

Four South Carolina men facing drug charges after attempted shoplifting at Walmart

NCFS: Smoke detectors alert family to fire

Smoke detectors installed in a home by the Newton County Fire Service are credited for saving the lives of the residents who were able to escape a house fire Monday morning.

Man accused of hanging dog enters not guilty plea

A Lithonia man accused of hanging the family dog after a violent argument with his estranged wife has entered a plea of not guilty in Rockdale County Superior Court.

Deputies called after woman seen sniffing gas

Deputies were called to a local gas station this weekend when an employee saw a woman attempting to sniff gas from the nozzle; a 15-year-old boy was arrested when he was found with narcotics in his pocket.

NCSO: Man attempts to swallow pot

Wrong-way driver charged with hit and run

A man attempts to swallow marijuana at a traffic stop; another Newton County man accused of driving wrong way on Interstate and then crashing on the Access Road.

JROTC uniforms reported stolen

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a report that several Marine Corps JROTC uniforms had been stolen from Newton High School.

RCSO arrests 19-year-old believed to be driving under influence of drugs

A Conyers man believed to have been driving while under the influence of multiple drugs was arrested near Salem High School last week.

Conyers passes $13.9 million budget

In a special called meeting Friday morning, the Conyers City Council approved a nearly $14 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Local law enforcement officers regularly respond to ID theft cases

local law enforcement respond to several reports of identity theft or fraud every week.

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RCSO stops woman driving stolen car

Covington woman arrested in stolen car

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests this week involving suspects accused of trafficking drugs; a Covington woman was arrested on I-20 near the Newton County line by the RCSO Criminal Interdiction Unit when it was discovered she was driving a stolen vehicle.

Candy stolen in school break-in

Candy appeared to be all that was taken during a recent break-in at Livingston Elementary; church sustains damage from bullets

Company reports fake checks made from stolen check

A local business has reported that someone has stolen a company check and used it to reproduce fake checks.

Sheriff's Office charges two in 'mooning' incident

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men Sunday around 10 p.m. who were seen in the area of Marie Hill Drive and Smyrna Road pulling down their pants and mooning people in the middle of the street while holding bottles of beer.

Porterdale man accused of propositioning teen

A Porterdale man has been arrested on suspicion that he sexually propositioned a 15-year-old female who was walking home one evening last week.

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Conyers council denies request that would allow Dunkin Donuts drive-thru

The Conyers City Council has denied the request made by the owners of a Dunkin Donuts to place a drive-thru window in a building it would share with Church’s Chicken

3 arrested in alleged gang-related attack

Three teens have been arrested after an alleged gang-related assault.

Teen wrecks motorcycle after fleeing from deputy

A 17-year-old Covington man crashed his motorcycle after he led a deputy on a high-speed chase that ended in a collision on Salem Road.

Bond revoked for accused repeat DUI offender

A Newton County man arrested Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol while awaiting trial on another DUI charge that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old Covington woman is now behind bars.

Deputies arrest 2 at hotel after finding drugs in toilet

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was assisting with serving an arrest warrant at a local hotel wound up making an arrest of his own when he discovered drugs and paraphernalia inside another hotel room and stuffed in the toilet.