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Newton firefighters don HAZMAT suits to enter filthy house

EMS personnel cannot enter house due to foul conditions; Newton County Fire Services personnel don HAZMAT suits to enter home and assist woman in need of medical care.

Chase Cain Memorial Ride set for Saturday

The Ninth Annual Chase Cain Memorial Foundation Motorcycle Ride begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sharp Gymnasium on Newton Drive, across from the Covington YMCA. The cost is $20 per bike with additional riders asked to make a donation.

Man crashes dirt bike into house; limps away from scene

NCSO: Dirt bike crashes into home; driver leaves scene limping.

Covington man charged in connection with scrap metal theft

Man arrested after being found with scrap metal belonging to two area businesses.

Newton County firefighters have busy weekend

Newton County Fire Service firefighters were kept busy over the weekend with two house fires and several outside fires that got out of control.

Cleanups planned for Social Circle, Covington on March 23

Volunteers are asked to help out for cleanups in Social Circle and Covington on Saturday, March 23.

Conyers/Rockdale Chamber announces finalists for small business award

The Conyers/Rockale Chamber of Commerce has announced the three finalists for the 2013 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year Award.

Covington woman charged with 192 counts of forgery; 195 counts of theft by taking

A Covington woman faces 192 counts of forgery and 195 counts of theft by taking in connection with an alleged embezzlement from a Conyers company.

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Newton Sheriff's K-9 Unit to hold fundraiser

A fundraiser for the Newton County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit will be held at Bell's Grocery on Brown Bridge Road Saturday.

Oxford man arrested in Conyers road rage incident

An Oxford man has been arrested in connection with a road rage incident on Ga. Highway 138.

Burglars escape, stolen merchandise recovered in Covington Snapper Pro Lawn heist

Burglars flee, but merchandise stolen from Snapper Pro Lawn on Ga. Highway 36 recovered.

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Fire levels home on Woodland Ridge Circle Sunday

A fire leveled a home on Woodland Ridge Circle over the weekend.

Man ingests marijuana but leaves traces behind

Suspect arrested for possession of marijuana after he allegedly tried to eat the evidence.

Newton sheriff investigates attack on teen at home on Butler Bridge Road

Teen attacked outside her Butler Bridge Road home; 25-year-old woman charged with child molstation; stepfather attacks stepson with hammer, knife; and multiple autos entered in Starrsville.

Porterdale plans for St. Patrick's Day celebration

Porterdale plans for St. Patrick's Day celebration, parade on Saturday, March 16.

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Porterdale hosts Tyler Head benefit as part of St. Patrick's Day festivities

Benefit for injured Newton High School wrestler Tyler Head set for March 16 in Porterdale.

2 hurt in Smith Store Road one-vehicle crash; driver faces DUI charges

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Smith Store Road Monday afternoon. The driver faces DUI charges.

Covington Police: Five juveniles caughts with five stolen bikes Sunday

Five juveniles were quickly apprehended after allegedly stealing five bikes from in front of Stevie B's restaurant Sunday afternoon.

Residents invited to glimpse comet from Lake Varner

The Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club invites residents to catch a glimpse of a comet over the weekend from the parking lot of Newton County's Lake Varner off Alcovy Road.

Woman dies at personal care home; caregiver faces murder charges

A mentally-challenged woman died in a personal health care facility over the weekend and her caregiver faces murder charges, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Newton Medical pulls overnight ambulance from fire station

Newton Medical Center will pull overnight ambulance at Newton Fire Station #14; no further changes anticipated.

Bill designating Porterdale as Drug Free Commercial Zone is well on its way

A bill designating Porterdale as a Drug Free Commercial Zone has passed the Georgia House and is on its way to the Senate.

Sockwell, Sewell roads flooded in Newton County; no further flooding expected

Flooding is reported over Sockwell and Sewell roads in Newton County, but no further flooding is expected.

C.A.R.E. to provide house numbers to Porterdale residents

Porterdale residents will soon receive new house numbers for their homes courtesy of C.A.R.E.

Covington man dies after accidentally shooting himself

Carr Circle man dies after accidentally shooting himself.

Covington Fire Department reports two recent fires

Covington Fire Department reports two recent house fires.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office staff honored

Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel honored for years of service and going above and beyond call of duty.

Alcovy Road Chevron burglarized; woman reports beating by two strangers

Alcovy Road Chevron station burglarized and equipment damaged; woman reports being beaten by two strangers.

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Company sponsors landscaping of roundabout as part of Covington's beautification efforts

Great Estates Landscaping is sprucing up the Turner Lake Road/Clark Street roundabout as part of the city of Covington's landscape sponsorship program.

Couple arrested for prostitution, pimping on Valentine's Day

North metro couple arrested in Newton County for prostitution, pimping on Valentine's Day.

Home sprinkler systems reduce deaths, property loss due to fire

Newton County Fire Service says the use of a home sprinkler system can save lives and reduce property damage due to fire.

2 killed, 2 injured in Ga. Highway 36 crash Thursday night

Two killed, two injured in Thursday night crash on Ga. Highway 36.

2 killed, 2 injured in Ga. Highway 36 crash Thursday night

Two killed, two injured in Thursday night crash on Ga. Highway 36.

GSP: Fatal crash Thursday morning in Newton County

A fatal crash occurred Thursday morning near the intersection of Flat Shoals and Bypass roads, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Covington man among those arrested in federal drug sting of police officers

A Covington man was among the 15 current and former law enforcement officers arrested in a federal drug trafficking sting Tuesday.

Suspicious gas can delays dismissal at Cousins Middle School in Covington

Dismissal at Cousins Middle School was delayed Tuesday while Covington Police investigated a suspicious gas can found in the school parking lot.

Covington Officer spots burglary in progress; suspects caught at recycling center

An alert Covington Police officer spotted a vehicle leaving an Atlanta Highway business with stolen merchandise which was later recovered at OMR recycling center.

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Covington Police initiates Assigned Officer program with eight new Dodge Chargers

The Covington Police Department recently put eight new Dodge Chargers on the streets as part of their Assigned Officer program.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Birthday party shooting suspect in custody in Miami

NCSO: Suspect in Silos birthday party shooting in custody in Miami.

Newton deputies disrupt burglaries, make arrests

NCSO disrupts burglaries; make arrests.

Covington Dollar General robbed at gunpoint; three arrests made after marijuana, guns found

The Dollar General Store on Ga. Highway 36 was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

Newton Sheriff's Office makes arrest in auto, farm equipment theft

Newton County Sheriff's Office arrests Lithonia man after he allegedly disposes of stolen property in Rockdale County.

Newton Sheriff's Office: Armed men attempt to rob, shoot pair

Two men robbed, shot at in south Newton County.

Prepare for the unexpected during Severe Weather Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week starts Feb. 4.

Jailer hurt in scuffle with inmate

A Newton County detention deputy was injured Saturday night when he was allegedly attacked by an inmate.

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2 people shot, 30-plus rounds fired at Silos birthday party

A man and a woman were shot when gunfire sprayed a house in the Silos complex where an adult birthday party with approximately 50 guests was being held in the early morning hours Sunday.

Newton investigators looking for suspects in three armed robbery incidents near Rockdale line

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating three armed robbery incidents over the weekend which may be connected.

Two shot at Silos birthday party

Two people attending a birthday party at the Silos were shot Sunday morning.

Two people shot when more than 30 rounds fired into Silos home in Covington

Two people were shot at an adult birthday party in the Silos complex off Brown Bridge Road in the early morning hours Sunday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Baxter earns 'Deal of Year' award from top economic development magazine

Business Facilities magazine has announced that Baxter International's decision to make a $1.3 investment at Covington's Stanton Springs has earned them the magazine's Gold Award as the 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year.