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Aimee Jones

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Reports of shots fired prompt search in Salem Road area

Reports of gunshots fired Tuesday morning in the area of Wall Street and Avalon Boulevard prompted the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office to set up a perimeter in the area and a private school to go on voluntary lockdown, but no victim or suspect had been located as of press time.

Rockdale County woman falls prey to online dating scam

Online dating sites, such as Match.com, are fertile ground for scammers looking to take advantage of people in vulnerable situations.

Report: Man crashes car into house while chasing pit bulls

An Oxford man crashed into the side of his house when he was reportedly chasing after two pit bulls that attacked his dog.

Low pay, staffing lead to turnover at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown says turnover in the Sheriff’s Office could be prevented if the Board of Commissioners would increase his budget to hire more deputies.

Conyers police arrest four more in connection with Keswick Village shooting

Four women have been arrested in connection with the shooting outside Keswick Village apartment complex earlier this week.

Man wanted in Rockdale was captured after attempting to flee from Newton County authorities

A man wanted in Rockdale County on allegations that he assaulted another man was captured in Newton County this week, but not before leading deputies on a chase into a mobile home park and crashing into a power pole in the rain.

Drugs found during traffic stop land three in jail

A broken headlight drew the attention of a Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy and soon led to the arrest of three people on drug charges.

Covington police arrest man who allegedly yelled insult after leaving traffic stop

Sometimes having the last word can be satisfying, but on Friday, it landed one Covington man in jail.

Pit bulls reported stolen from home in Covington

A Covington man reported to police that someone stole his two pit bulls.

Driver in Rockdale County fatal crash charged with vehicular homicide, DUI

The Decatur woman accused of causing a fatal car crash when fleeing from deputies Thursday night has been charged with vehicular homicide and DUI.

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Suspect flees from police, throws up drugs after being Tasered

After being Tasered twice, a fleeing suspect threw up the drugs he had apparently swallowed, according to a report by the Porterdale Police Department.

Newton BOC to sell timber near landfill

Newton County is poised to make a little more than $200,000 on timber harvested at the county’s landfill.

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Rockdale deputies find drugs and gun during eviction

A Conyers woman was arrested when deputies checking the house prior to her being evicted found more than 5 pounds of marijuana, ¼ pound of methamphetamine and an assault rifle.

Jonesboro woman killed in multi-vehicle crash involving Rockdale deputies and a fleeing suspect

A woman allegedly fleeing from deputies Thursday night resulted in a crash that killed a Jonesboro woman, as well as injured to a passenger and a Rockdale County deputy.

Conyers police and Crimestoppers offer reward for tips about burglaries of three businesses

Conyers police are investigating reports of burglaries of three local businesses recently.

Newton BOC approves resolution to move proposed CID forward

The Newton County Board of Commissioners joined on with the Covington City Council to approve a resolution to urge the local delegation in its upcoming legislative session to introduce a bill that would allow for the formation of a community improvement district.

Newton BOC to look further at PR firm contract

Apparently unsatisfied with its social media coverage, the Newton County Board of Commissioners wants more time to consider renewing a contract with the company that is to provide public relations services.

Police search for man who stole phone from Verizon

Police continue to look for a man who allegedly snatched a smartphone from a retail store and took off running toward a nearby neighborhood.

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Newton BOC approves low bid for Crowell Road/Ga. 81 improvements

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday night to enter into a contract with Gregory Bridge Company, who provided the lowest bid for the project to improve the intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road in Porterdale.

Police search for man who stole phone from Verizon

Police continue to look for a man who allegedly snatched a smartphone from a retail store and took off running toward a nearby neighborhood.

Residents raise concerns about outdated population estimates used to justify Bear Creek reservoir, planning

The doctrine “fruit of the poisonous tree” appeared to be the underlying complaint of most people who addressed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to challenge significant – and pricey – initiatives undertaken by the county in recent years.

Police shoot dog that bit neighbor and charged at officer

A dog was shot twice after it had bitten a neighbor and then charged at a police officer.

October is Fire Prevention Month

Covington Fire Department hosts annual Family Fun Night Oct. 16

October is Fire Safety Month and the Covington Fire Department has a number of activities in store, including its annual Family Fun Night on Oct. 16.

Conyers teen assaults 5 officers in two separate incidents

A 14-year-old Conyers teen has been arrested after he assaulted on two different occasions five police officers, requiring one to seek medical attention.

Dump truck driver at Oxford quarry charged with DUI

A Florida man driving a dump truck at a local quarry was arrested Wednesday for allegedly driving drunk.

Missing Rockdale County man charged with shoplifting in Covington

A young man who had been reported missing since September in Rockdale County was located this week when he was arrested on a shoplifting charge in Covington.

Off-duty Rockdale deputy stops couple fighting outside Covington restaurant

An off-duty Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy showed that law enforcement officers are rarely really “off duty” when he stepped in to stop an altercation between a couple fighting outside a restaurant in Covington this week.

Four Newton County schools placed on lockdown during search for robbery suspects

Four Newton County schools were placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon while sheriff’s deputies searched for robbery suspects who broke into a nearby residence.

Oxford man holds suspected thief at gunpoint

A Newton County homeowner held a suspected thief at gunpoint until authorities arrived to arrest the man.

Newton County deputy asks suspected DUI driver to put on pants

A deputy had to ask an errant driver to put on his pants before he could administer a series of field sobriety tests, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Construction worker killed on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County

A man working along the construction zone on Interstate 20 was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a dump truck.

Neighbor arrested in connection with land dispute

A dispute between neighbors resulted in one of them being arrested after he allegedly shot a gun in their direction.

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Volunteers pitch in to spruce up the Newton County animal shelter

Twenty-two volunteers pitched in earlier this month to clean up around the Newton County Animal Control Center, while local painter Jeffery Morgan is working to complete a mural along the side of the building.

Construction worker killed on Interstate 20 in Rockdale County

A man working along the construction zone on Interstate 20 was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a dump truck.

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Questions remain about impact of new Georgia Milestones on students, teachers

Teachers prepare students for Georgia Milestones, the new statewide assessment to be given in the spring, but no one is certain exactly what the test entails.

Newton High School teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

A math teacher at Newton High School has been arrested on charges that she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

NCSO focuses on burglaries in Fairview Road area

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit has been out in force in the western side of the county the past few weeks, and the effort appears to be paying off.

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Recession brings school construction to stand-still

NCSS focuses on maintaining existing facilities

NCSS shifts focus from building new schools to maintaining existing ones.

Three women accused of stealing $788 from Dollar General

Three women have been arrested for stealing nearly $800 of merchandise from Dollar General.

Majority of Conyers curfew violatons by Newton Co. residents

Over the past two weekends, the Conyers Police Department has issued 30 citations to parents whose children were out past curfew - and nearly all of whom were from Newton County.

No drag strip proposed for annexed property this time around

About 300 acres in Newton County has been annexed in to the city of Social Circle, but the property owners pledge there will be no talk of a drag strip this time.

Woman arrested after outburst in court

A Covington woman apparently upset with the way things were going in court was arrested Wednesday when she became belligerent in a Newton County courtroom.

Former NCSO detention deputy charged in sexual assault of inmate

A detention deputy with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested in connection with an allegation that he sexually assaulted a female inmate.

Day care worker charged after child left in van

An employee with Eye on Your Child Daycare in Conyers has been arrested after she allegedly left a child unattended in the van for about 30 minutes one afternoon earlier this month.

Newton County Fire Service responds to three fires in two days

The Newton County Fire Service responded to three fires this week, including a home on Crowell Road and another on Ga. Highway 81.

Confusion surrounds teen's self-inflicted gunshot wound

A gathering at a home in Conyers resulted in a 17-year-old being sent to the hospital for an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Empty gas tank stops fleeing motorcyclist

An Atlanta man was able to elude state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers, but he couldn’t outrun his own gas tank.

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Deputies recover 3/4 pound of meth during traffic stop

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered more than 340 grams of methamphetamine when they pulled over a truck with overly dark-tinted windows on Interstate 20.

DNA evidence leads CPD to 2013 burglary suspect

DNA evidence led Conyers police to identify a suspect in a burglary that was reported at Target more than a year ago.

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Conyers Police Department cites 14 for violating curfew

This past weekend, Conyers Police Department issued 14 citations to parents whose teens were out past curfew and loitering in the area of Conyers Crossroads shopping center.