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Aimee Jones

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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.

Bond revocation hearing set for Newton County man charged in DUI

Guice charged in 2011 vehicular homicide

A motions hearing will be held today to determine whether the bond of a suspected repeat DUI offender will be revoked.

NCSO: Man passed out at wrong house

Newton County authorities arrest a man who had passed out in his car that he parked at the wrong home.

Pit bull attacks girl at neighborhood pool

An 11-year-old girl walking near her neighborhood pool was attacked by a pit bull, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Social Circle Police Department officer to receive Life Saving commendation

Social Circle Police Department Officer Jason Stribling will receive a public commendation Tuesday for his efforts in helping to save the life of a railroad employee who had been injured on the train tracks.

Newton County man formerly charged with vehicular homicide cited for DUI

A Newton County man charged in the traffic death of a 78-year-old Covington woman as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol a few years ago has again been arrested for DUI.

Covington man reports being shot in arm at his home

Covington police are investigating the shooting of a local man outside his home this weekend.

RCSO: Man threatens wife over access to cell phone

Angered that his wife would not allow him access to her cell phone, a Conyers man has been arrested for allegedly striking her and threatening her with a knife.

Patient charged with stealing pills, syringes from recycled drug box

A patient in the Emergency Room at Rockdale Medical Center is facing charges for allegedly stealing discarded needles and drugs from a sharps container in the room.

Teen outside probation office arrested on drug charge

A man sitting in a parked car in front of the probation office in Covington was arrested this week on drugs and weapons charges.

Teen outside probation office arrested on drug charge

A man sitting in a parked car in front of the probation office in Covington was arrested this week on drugs and weapons charges.

Covington police respond to gunshots

wo officers on patrol in the parking lot of a local business heard gunshots coming from a nearby location and were able to quickly apprehend the suspect.

RCSO: Man threatens wife over access to cell phone

Angered that his wife would not allow him access to her cell phone, a Conyers man has been arrested for allegedly striking her and threatening her with a knife.

Geoff Jacobs resigns as Porterdale police chief

Lt. Jason Cripps named acting chief

Porterdale Police Chief Geoff Jacobs has resigned and the Porterdale City Council has named Lt. Jason Cripps to serve as acting police chief.

Police: Not much will change with new gun law

Local law enforcement officers say not much will change when HB 60 goes into effect July 1, but are prepared to respond to more complaints of people with guns in public places

Suspected DUI driver leads officers on winding car, foot chase

A man who led police on a winding pursuit through the streets of Covington early Tuesday morning and then attempted to flee on foot has been arrested and charged with DUI.

Law enforcement officers never really off duty

Greensboro police officer alerts RCSO to suspected DUI driver on I-20

Even on their days off, law enforcement officers may be called into action.

Property owner reports six 'For sale' signs stolen

A Mansfield landowner has reported that he has had a number of yard signs stolen out of lots on Mattie Court over the past several months; NCSO investigators continue to look into a rash of mailboxes destroyed with bottle bombs, also known as “Drano bombs.”

Parents of shuttered dance studio file complaints with Sheriff's Office

A number of parents whose children danced at Starbound Performing Arts have filed police reports claiming that the previous owner has not refunded any of the money she collected for costumes and recital fees when she suddenly closed the studio just days before the recital was to be held.

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Police seek 2 suspects in small fires reported near C.J. Hicks

Police are looking for two suspects believed to have set multiple small fires this week in the area of C.J. Hicks Elementary School and Hunters Pointe.

Newton BOE approves FY 2015 budget with teacher raises, more parapro hours

In addition to teacher pay raises and eliminating one furlough days, the Newton County School Board also allotted one more hour to elementary paraprofessionals’ work days in the fiscal year 2015 budget that was approved Tuesday.

Gunshots, arguments break out in wake of Nelson Heights party

It took police more than two hours to break up crowds of people loitering and arguing in the streets after gunfire was reported in the aftermath of a large party at the Nelson Heights Community Center, this weekend.

CPD: Woman falsley claims she was held against her will

A Covington woman who claimed she was being held against her will during a traffic stop was arrested after police learned that she and the driver had been having an affair while her husband was deployed with the military.

Authorities respond to series of ‘Drano bomb’ incidents over weekend

Authorities are looking into reports of damaged mailboxes that may have been caused by a homemade explosive commonly known as a “Drano bomb.”

RCSO arrests son of elderly couple living in 'deplorable' condition

A south Rockdale County man has been arrested on charges that he neglected his elderly mother who is reportedly suffering from dementia, and her husband, forcing them to live in squalid conditions.

Random gunshots fired over weekend

A woman visiting a state park Sunday got shot by a random BB gun shot, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office; Newton County authorities are continuing to seek more information about gunshots that were fired into a home in Oxford early Sunday afternoon.

NCSO arrests 3 teens in connection with burglary

Three 16-year-olds were arrested they allegedly ran from sheriff’s deputies and fled into Social Circle. The juveniles, along with a 22-year-old who was also arrested, are believed to have burglarized a home in Newton County on Monday and investigators believe other suspects may also be involved.

NCSO arrests man accused of breaking into homes on Memorial Day

A man accused of breaking into houses in a south Newton County subdivision on Memorial Day has been arrested.

RCSO: 2 Newton Co. men charged with armed robbery, murder

Two Newton County men have been arrested in Rockdale County in connection with a shooting Sunday that left a Covington man dead.

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Sheriff Brown pursues alleged drunk driver on I-20

Deputies are on patrol every day, but in Newton County, the sheriff himself is often on the road.

Citizen opinion mixed on proposed golf cart ordinance for Olde Town

The sentiments of residents who spoke about a proposed golf cart ordinance in Olde Town were mixed, which reflected the opinions of the City Council members, who continue to mull the idea.