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Newton Sheriff's Office opens Westside Precinct

The Newton County Sheriff's Office officially opens the Westside Precinct on Salem Road Tuesday morning.

Covington woman reports strange emails

Covington woman reports harassing emails which threatened her life.

Newton Sheriff makes quick arrests of armed robbery suspects

A quick-thinking armed robbery victim was able to furnish Newon County authorities with a tag number which led to the quick arrest of two Rockdale residents.

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Care being given to restore Porterdale Gym as architect intended

The refurbishing of Porterdae Gym continues; expectations are that the first phase will be completed by late summer or early fall 2013.

Newton Sheriff's Office offers gun safety course

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a Citizen's Firearm Safety Course on Saturday, June 8.

Man blocks entrance to subdivision by dancing on car

Covington Police found that a man who had consumed too many cough and cold capsules couldn't stop dancing.

Porterdale Police: Missing girl turns herself in

Porterdale Police report missing 14-year-old girl turns herself in.

Newton Sheriff's Office calls Neighborhood Watch meeting at Silos complex

Newton County Sheriff's Office calls Neighborhood Watch meeting for Saturday at Silos complex.

Woman arrested after allegedly attempting to have altered prescription filled

A 34-year-old Oxford woman was arrested by the Covington Police Friday after she allegedly attempted to have an altered prescription filled.

Newton County detention officer faces sex assault charges involving female inmate

A detention deputy with the Newton County Detention Center faces sexual assault charges in connection with a female inmate.

Covington Police traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Two suspects believed to be in the drug trade arrested during a traffic stop by Covington Police.

'All About Kids' event set for May 23

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is hosting a free 'All About Kids' event designed to educate kids and their parents about how to stay safe.

Covington man wanted by Monroe arrested by Covington Police

An alert Covington Police officer arrested a Covington man wanted by the Monroe Police Department for armed robbery, aggravated assault and carjacking.

Newton Sheriff's Office looks into shooting; missing teen

NCSO: A 20-year-old man was shot in the driveway of his home in the Silos of Ellington housing complex Friday night; a 13-year-old girl is missing from her home.

Covington Fire Dept.'s Fire House 5K set for May 18

Registration for Covington Fire Department's Firehouse 5K on May 18 is underway.

Porterdale chosen for Renaissance Fellows program

Porterdale mayor and council prepare for busy summer.

Newton Sheriff's Office upgrades sex abuse charges against Conyers woman

Conyers woman charged by Newton County authorities with aggravated sexual battery and cruelty to children in first degree.

Phoenix Pass plans Mother's Day Tea at Twelve Oaks

A "Tea Party to End All Tea Parties" is being planned for Mother's Day afternoon at Covington's Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast.

Newton County woman allegedly makes bomb threat at Walmart

An unhappy customer allegedly told Walmart clerk there was going to be a bomb at the store.

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Crash kills one at Ga. Highway 162 and County Line Road in Newton County

The Georgia State Patrol has said there was a fatality crash Wednesday morning at Ga. Highway 162 and County Line Road.

Stockbridge woman faces charges in 12-year-old pedestrian's death

A 35-year-old Stockbridge woman faces charges in connection with 12-year-old pedestrian's death in 2012.

Newton, Covington, Rockdale fire departments issue warnings on spring safety

Newton County Fire Services and Covington Fire Department issue warnings on spring safety.

Tickets still available for Newton Medical Center gala

The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is planning for the most exciting gala ever on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast.

Shooting of Covington man at Fieldstone View results in arrest

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of a Covington man Sunday night. Authorities say the suspect was shot by the victim in 2008.

Covington Police seeks photos of 30 years of Fuzz Runs

The Covington Police is looking for photos of the first Fuzz Run held in 1984 and any others the public would care to share.

Alcovy student faces molestation charges involving incident at after school program

A 17-year-old Alcovy High School student faces child molestation charges involving an incident that occurred during the after school program.

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Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers honored during Telecommunications Week

The week of April 14-20 has been designated as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and the Covington-Newton County 911 dispatchers are being honored.

Crash on I-20 westbound in Newton County closes Interstate for hours

Crash on Intersate 20 westbound in Newton County snarls traffic for hours.

Newton Sheriff's Office seeks suspects in home invasion, robbery by intimidation

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking suspects involved in a home invasion and a robbery by intimidation.

Newton authorities seek man in connection with disturbing neighborhood incident

Newton County authorities are seeking a man wanted on charges of public indecency and terroristic acts and threats in connection with a Sunday afternoon incident.

GBI task force issues child porn warrants for 98 throughout state

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has issued warrants for 98 suspects in 37 counties in connection with child pornography.

Covington man faces arson charges in connection with February fire

The Covington Fire Department is pursuing arson and related charges against a Covington man in connection with a February blaze at his home which destroyed his 2007 Lexus.

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Newton Schools narrows list to 3 for superintendent post

Newton County School System has narrowed the applicants down to three for the position of superintendent.

Smoke from prescribed burn visible in Newton County

Jasper County controlled burn brings smoke into Newton County Wednesday.

Ga. Forestry Commission burns 1,000 acres in Jasper County Tuesday

One thousand acres of woodlands in the National Forest located in southern Jasper County will be burned by the U.S. Forestry Services Tuesday.

Newton Sheriff's Office K-9 nabs suspected shoplifter

Newton County Sheriff's Office K9 Pete apprehends suspect in shoplifting incident.

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Newton Medical hosts book signing Friday

Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary is hosting a book signing Friday for Marietta author Bernie Brown.

Covington pedestrian killed early Monday

A Covington woman was struck and killed as she crossed U.S. Highway 278 at West Street early Monday morning.

Newton Sheriff's Office looks into allegations regarding nude neighbor

The Newton County Sheriff's Office looking into allegations regarding nude neighbor.

NCSO investigates 3 business burglaries; molestation suspect arrested

Three business burglaries occur over two-day period; arrest made in molestation of 4-year-old.

Newton FIre Service battles two house fires Tuesday

Two houses were gutted by fire Tuesday, according to Newton County Fire Service.

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Faye's Angels makes the burden a little lighter for cancer patients

Faye's Angels, a club that makes hats and blankets for cancer patients, meets the last Tuesday of each month at Square Perk in Covington.

3 arrested in traffic stop; found with quantity of illegal narcotics

A routine traffic stop results in three arrests and confiscation of multiple types of illegal drugs and weapons.

Newton Sheriff's Office looking into report of attempted robbery

NCSO: 17-year-old reports he was accosted inthe Silos subdivision by six males who attempted to rob him.

Newton County pedestrian struck and killed on Duncan Road

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Duncan Road Monday afternoon.

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Newton Sheriff's Office to hold two K-9 fundraisers Saturday

The Newton County Sheriff's Office will hold two fundraisers Saturday for its K-9 Unit.

Chase Cain Bike Ride rescheduled for April 27

The Chase Cain Memorial Foundation Bike Ride has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 27.

Second suspect arrested in connection with January birthday party shooting

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 27 birthday party shooting in the Silos subdivision complex, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Second suspect arrested in connection with January birhday party shooting

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 27 birthday party shooting in the Silos subdivision complex, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Foiled traffic stop results in four arrests

Four people are arrested after man flees from deputy attempting traffic stop.