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Newton Citizen Poll for Sept. 1, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Sept. 1, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 30, 2013

Shoplifting arrest leads to traffic offenses

An Atlanta man’s troubles kept multiplying after he was detained by Walmart’s loss prevention officer Tuesday afternoon.

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Purple woman distracts Monday morning commuters on I-20

Purple woman distracts Monday morning commuters on I-20

Harper announces he will seek re-election to Porterdale Council

Porterdale City Councilman Mike Harper has announced that he will seek re-election to his Post 4 City Council seat in November.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Woman arrested for forgery after criminal background check altered

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman and charged her with forgery after she allegedly forged a criminal background check and gave it to a potential employer.

School Crime Reports for Aug. 23, 2013

School Crime Reports for Aug. 23, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 23, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 23, 2013

Newton Sheriff's Office makes arrest in burglaries that have plagued Rocky Plains area

NCSO make burglary arrest; catch indecent exposure suspect; and investigate aluminum foil on satellite dish at area business.

Newton County man allegedly pulls gun on auto mechanic

The manager of Mr. Transmission on U.S. Highway 278 notified the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday that a customer had pulled a gun on one of the mechanics.

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Farah, Thelma and Louise are looking for new homes

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption from both the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.

Newton County Sheriff's Office makes arrest in 18 cases of entering auto

Newton County man faces 18 counts of entering auto. More charges could follow.

Three injured in crash on Pickett Bridge Rd. in Newton County early Thursday

Three injured in crash on Pickett Bridge Rd. in Newton County early Thursday

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 16, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 16, 2013

Arrest made in Newton County telephone scam

An arrest has been made in Newton County telephone scam bilking citizens out of several hundred dollars each.

Conyers woman arrested in connection with prescription scam

A Conyers woman has been arrested in connection with prescription drug scam.

Chambers announces he will seek reelection to Porterdale Council

Porterdale City Councilman for Post 5 Lowell Chambers has announced he will seek reelection.

Newton Sheriff's Office interrupts burglary in progress in Oak Hill area

Newton Sheriff’s Office interrupts burglary in progress in Oak Hill area

Shooting victim's funeral set for Saturday; Memorial Fund established

Slaying victim’s funeral set for Saturday; Memorial Fund established

Covington 16-year-old faces murder charges in Friday night slaying

The 16-year-old who is believed to be the shooter in the slaying of a 19-year-old man at the Covington Housing Authority Friday night is in a Juvenile Detention Center facing charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Social Circle traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Social Circle police officers charge three with drug violations after traffic stop.

19-year-old killed, one wounded in Housing Authority shooting; 16-year-old taken into custody

16-year-old taken into custody

19-year-old killed, one wounded in Housing Authority shooting; 16-year-old taken into custody

Rain location for Wannabeatles concert is Covington First Baptist Church

Rain location for Wannabeatles concert is Covington First Baptist Church

Armed robber strikes Newton County Marathon gas station Wednesday night

Armed robber strikes Newton County Marathon gas station Wednesday night.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 9, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 9, 2013

Newton County man faces arson charges after domestic dispute over eviction

Newton County man faces arson charges after domestic dispute over eviction.

ON THE BEAT: It may pay to sober up before going to the police station

‘On the Beat’ is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in the course of their duties.

Emergency plans are best made before they are needed

Georgia Emergency Management Agency stresses that parents and students should discuss emergencies and be prepared.

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A snake and a Cocker Spaniel are hoping to be adopted

A snake and a Cocker Spaniel are hoping to be adopted

Dollar General employee faces charges on falsely reporting crime

Dollar General employee faces charges on falsely reporting crime

Covington man arrested in alleged baseball bat attack

Covington man arrested in alleged baseball bat attack

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 6, 2013

Health reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Aug. 6, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug 4, 2013

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 4, 2013

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Oxford teen earns top honors in essay contest on dangers of alcohol

Oxford teen earns top honors in essay contest on dangers of alcohol

Newton County child, 4, dies when runs into path of family car

Newton County child, 4, dies when runs into path of family car

Newton Sheriff's Office to participate in National Night Out Against Crime

Newton Sheriff’s Office to participate in National Night Out Against Crime

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Porterdale Citizen Police Academy holds first graduation

Porterdale Citizen Police Academy holds first graduation

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Newton Sheriff's Office employees promoted

NCSO employees promoted

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 2, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 2, 2013

Covington teen faces child molestation charges involving 3 young victims

Covington teen faces child molestation charges involving 3 young victims

Charlie Elliott opens new archery range; Panola Mountain hosts Sept. archery tournament

Charlie Elliott opens new archery range; Panola Mountain hosts Sept. archery tournament

GSP urges Newton County drivers to use caution as new school year begins Aug. 2

GSP urges Newton County drivers to use caution as new school year begins Aug. 2

Two arrested after gun scare at Covington McDonald's

Two arrested after gun scare at Covington McDonald’s

Social Circle woman dies from injuries sustained in Saturday crash

Social Circle woman dies from injuries sustained in Saturday crash

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Covington man meets the people who saved his life after recent heart attack

Covington man meets the people who saved his life after recent heart attack

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Sheriff's Office

Prisoners briefly escape custody at Newton County Detention Center

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 26, 2013

Newton County Jail Blotter for July 26, 2013

Newton County sees rash of entering autos this week

Newton County sees rash of entering autos this week

Look for 1,500 cyclists participating in Covington Century Ride on Aug. 3

Look for 1,500 cyclists participating in Covington Century Ride on Aug. 3

Organizers still accepting donations for Newton's Back to School Celebration

Organizers still accepting donations for Newton’s Back to School Celebration

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