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Aimee Jones

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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.

Three Covington businesses report break-ins

A number of businesses in Covington reported being burglarized late last week.

Deputies shoot charging dog

Deputies shot a dog Saturday that charged at them on the command of its owner, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Woman turns self in on child molestation charges

A 25-year-old Covington woman has turned herself in to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office on allegations that she has had an inappropriate relationship with an underage family member.

RCSO demotes five investigators

Three others leave department amid accusations of cheating

Five investigators accused of cheating on an online training course have been demoted, while three are no longer employed by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy pulls Taser on 'sovereign citizen' who fails to comply at traffic stop

A Covington man found himself behind bars after he fought with a deputy trying to issue a citation for an expired tag, claiming he was a sovereign citizen and not subject to the laws of the state.

Lockdowns at three Newton schools lifted after bomb threat hoax

Three Newton County schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning in response to bomb threats that turned out to be a hoax.

Father, son arrested after fight with chain

A father and son were arrested recently after an argument turned violent when the father struck the teenager with a heavy chain.

Four juveniles charged in vandalism at Theme School

Four juveniles are facing burglary charges after they admitted to causing more than $800 damage to several portable classrooms at the Newton County Theme School, as well as breaking into a local automotive shop.

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RCSO continued search Wednesday for guns tossed along I-20

Deputies continued their search Wednesday for weapons thrown from a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 20.

DA has custody of camera found in restaurant restroom

A video camera with thousands of images of people in a restroom at a popular restaurant and bar in Porterdale is now in the hands of the Newton County District Attorney.

Porterdale Police Department nabs murder suspect during traffic stop

Dark window tinting led a Porterdale police officer to arrest a murder suspect wanted out of DeKalb County.

Suspects throw drugs, guns during I-20 chase

Authorities spent Tuesday afternoon searching the side of Interstate 20 for drugs and guns that were tossed out of a car attempting to flee a traffic stop.

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Bobby Weaver's family pleads for information about his whereabouts

Bobby Weaver has been missing for more than a year and his family is desperate to learn anything about his whereabouts

Local company reports bank account hacked

A local recycling company has reported its bank account has been hacked and more than $1,000 has been used to pay personal bills of the suspects.

NCSO: Couple tosses drugs, leaves child in car after chase

A couple fleeing from sheriff’s deputies threw bags of methamphetamine out the window before crashing and running away from the scene, leaving a young child inside the car, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Conyers PD finds lawn mower stolen from Covington Home Depot

A Conyers police officer arrested two brothers Sunday who are accused of stealing a $2,500 riding lawn mower from The Home Depot in Covington.

Covington man leads CPD, NCSO on high-speed chase

After fleeing from a Covington police officer, almost striking a pedestrian and then crashing into a tree, a Newton County man was arrested on numerous charges, including a probation violation warrant out of Walton County for shoplifting and aggravated assault.

Mother, son charged in sex trafficking case

A New York woman and her son, who was living in Porterdale, have been arrested on accusations that they were trafficking a mentally challenged woman for sex.

Double-murder suspect captured in Rockdale

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office quickly apprehended a fugitive Thursday who was wanted out of Birmingham, Ala., on two counts of murder.

Tools reported stolen from local construction company

Police are searching for information that can lead to the arrest of the person who stole approximately $4,000 in tools from a construction company in Covington.

Seven RCSO investigators placed on leave amid cheating allegations

Seven Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation into allegations that they cheated on an online training course.

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Ongoing construction on the Square moves Concerts to Turner Lake

Ongoing construction on the Square causes weekly concert series to move to Turner Lake

Fights, thefts reported first month of school

School resource officers responded to numerous fights and reports of thefts at local high schools in August.

RCSO: Man threatens to post photos of woman if she doesn't pay

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office arrested last week a Conyers man who allegedly told his 22-year-old friend to send photos of herself to an adult modeling agency and then threatened to post the images on the Internet if she didn’t pay money.

NCSO: Man claiming to be an officer faces charges

A Covington man who thought he was doing a good deed found himself behind bars when he apparently took it too far.

Covington UMC hosts Holocaust survivor

On Sunday, Covington First United Methodist Church will host a survivor of the Holocaust to not only educate the community but also to help raise funds for youth to travel to Germany to visit concentration camps.

Tip leads to arrest for sale of meth

RCSO K9 helps track suspect in Walton County

A tip led to the arrest of a Conyers man for selling methamphetamine to an undercover investigator; RCSO’s K-9 Boeda helped track a man who had fled from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office last week.

Covington man struck with golf club then hit with stun gun for refusing TPO

After being beaten with a golf club by an angry homeowner and then being hit with a stun gun by deputies attempting to serve a temporary protective order, it’s safe to say that one Covington man had a very rough couple days.

Newton detention deputy fired on allegations of sending images to teen

A Newton County detention officer has been terminated after he was arrested this week on charges that he sent pornographic images to a 16-year-old female.

Misunderstanding leads to search for bomb at Lorraine Elementary School

RCSO: School was cleared by noon

A simple misunderstanding prompted a lockdown of Lorraine Elementary School Friday when authorities feared a bomb threat had been made.

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Heritage Hills Baptist Church opens monthly clothes closet

Heritage Hills Baptist Church opens its door each month for those who need clothes

Littering tips officer to DUI

Gang charges filed against man with symbols tattooed to face

Police charge woman with DUI after seeing her throw a paper bag out the window; officers recover stolen vehicle from man with gang symbols tattooed to face.

Deputy finds drugs when helping motorist with flat tire

A Covington man who found himself arrested on drug charges after a deputy stopped to help him change a flat tire.

NCSO: Man throws bolt cutters at locked refrigerator

A Newton County woman called police when her husband threw a pair of bolt cutters at a padlocked refrigerator and informed them that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun.

Drugs found in home of woman suspected of transporting drugs to prison

Authorities find drugs in home of a Rockdale County woman accused of transporting drugs to prison where her son is serving a sentence for murder

Conyers man charged with setting off pipe bomb in house

A Rockdale County man who severely injured himself when he allegedly set off a pipe bomb in his house last fall has been arrested and charged with manufacturing an explosive device.

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Craig Lockhart takes ALS Ice Bucket challenge

Deputy Superintendent Craig Lockhart takes Ice Bucket challenge

Braids, eyelashes reported stolen

It can be expensive to look your best, but a couple people were apparently trying to take a short cut.

Police respond to arguments as tempers flare

Covington police arrested an Alabama man last weekend after he became irate when a local retailer would not replace his broken cell phone; a man allegedly tried to run over a woman for not properly parking at a fast-food restaurant.