Organizers still accepting donations for Newton’s Back to School Celebration
Missy and Scruffy are looking for new homes
Miracle League Car and Bike Show set for Aug. 3
Rockdale Cares to host annual fundraiser Aug. 10
Newton County Jail Blotter for July 19, 2013
Newton County sees no significant damage due to Wednesday night’s storm.
Social Circle charges Decatur man with armed robbery of Shell Food Mart on July 4.
Sammie the goat and Otis the Beagle are looking for new homes
Family Promise of New Rock will host Cool Off in Conyers Family Day on July 27.
Editor’s Note: Restaurant health inspection reports published in the Citizen newspapers include only the restaurant’s name, address, score and date of inspection. This is due to the length of violations included in the reports. Readers who would like to know more about a restaurant’s score may go online at www.eastmetrohealth.com to read any violations recorded in the report.
COVINGTON — The damp, humid air that is ruining your hair and seems to be enabling grass to grow inches by the hour is great news for at least one tiny creature — the mosquito. Many areas of the country are reporting the pests are “the worst in years,” and though we don’t know who’s keeping count, Georgia hasn’t escaped a hefty population that seems to have surged in the last several weeks.
Citizen staffers bring home eight awards from Associated Press.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office warns that telephone scam threatening citizens with jail is continuing. No one should pay what the caller is demanding, but should hang up and call 911 immediately.
The Georgia State Patrol has charged William Andrew Spain in connection with the crash that killed a 59-year-old Covington man on Ga. Highway 162 in April.
Sarah Hannah York, who had been reported missing from her Social Circle home, is believed to have traveled voluntarily to Seattle, Wash., according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
The staff at the Waffle House located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 36 and Bypass Road are helping out a fellow employee with funeral expenses for her husband.
The Covington Police have arrested three juveniles in connection with two separate incidents of rape.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, the Washington Street Community Center, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Chi Tau Omega Chapter), along with other community partners, is hosting a Back to School celebration at the Turner Lake Recreation Complex, located at 6185 Turner Lake Road, from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 28.
A Covington man apparently committed suicide while in the Walton County Jail awaiting trial.
Covington Century Bike Ride set for Aug. 3.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a telephone scam that offers to suspend bench warrants in exchange for payment.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 24-year-old woman by the name of Sarah Hannah York.
A woman was arrested in the Kmart parking lot Saturday after allegedly leaving her 5-year-old son in a parked vehicle with orders to get on the floor and cover up with a towel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns parents not to leave children unattended in a parked car.
American Legion Post 77 earns award as Outstanding Post for 2012-2013 for the state.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit nabs two burglars.
Covington man killed as a result of single vehicle crash on Ga. Highway 36 Wednesday morning.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office caught two alleged burglars after they attempted to pawn stolen electronics.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources reminds east metro citizens of opportunities to use shooting ranges at Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center.
4Sarah will hold a golf tournament fundraiser at Ashton Hills Golf Club in Covington on July 22.
Fat Boys Golf Carts celebrates grand re-opening by raising $10,000 for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
An Oxford man faces felony theft by taking charges in connection with the theft of more than 60 tires from a Covington business.
A Child's Voice child's advocacy center recently held ribbon-cutting ceremonies at its new location in Social Circle. The ceenter serves the Alcovy Judician Circuit.
The Cousins Middle School Community Based Instruction class is learning that hard work pays off as they've earned nearly $700 in six months for their recycling efforts.
Covington man pistol whipped in driveway of his home and thieves attempt to steal his car.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy has been arrested and charged with DUI.
13-year-old runaway Jordan Aaron has been found safe.
Man struck by car tells police he was trying to kill himself.
Covington man wins $3 million on lottery ticket purchased in Covington.
A 50-year-old Covington man died in a one-vehicle crash on Ga. Highway 81 Sunday.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking into reports of a shooting in Wilshire Walk subdivision off Brown Bridge Road.
A 44-year-old Covington wife and mother of two is seeking financial assistance for treatment of a rare form of cancer.
A modular home on Brown Bridge Road was totally destroyed by fire Sunday.
Lithonia man charged with entering auto after four vehicles were entered in apartment complex parking lot.
Conyers police charge father with aggravated assault and hit-and-run after son allegedly intentionally hit by vehicle.
Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrest four believed to have gang ties.
The Salvation Army is seeking donations to help Oklahoma storm victims.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office converged on the Silos housing complex Thursday morning to execute search warrants and arrest suspects in connection with the May 3 shooting of a 20-year-old resident.
Chris West, shop foreman with R&R Mobility of Conyers, just wanted "to help someone out," and came up with the idea of supplying a wheelchair accessible van to injured Newton County wrestler Tyler Head.
Covington Police search for suspects who are believed to be involved in theft of checks from local store
The Covington Police has issued a BOLO for two suspects believed to be involved in the theft of checks from Spires Interior in April. The two were captured on film when they went on a spending spree in Snellville.