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Newton teens arrested in Heritage High robbery

Four Newton County teens from were arrested in connection with the March 27 assault and robbery of a student in the Heritage High School parking lot and deputies are on the lookout for a fifth teen.

April 21, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


2 Newton men caught in prostitution sting

Four more "johns" were busted in an undercover prostitution sting operation by Conyers Police Tuesday.

March 20, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Alpha Academy principal resigns, may face charges

A Covington man who resigned last week as principal at the Alpha Academy, Rockdale County Public Schools' program for students with disciplinary issues, is being considered for charges of sexual battery after allegations of inappropriate behavior arose from a student.

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


6 “johns” arrested in Conyers prostitution sting

Six more arrests were made in a recent Conyers Police Department undercover operation targeted at those purchasing prostitution services, known as "johns."

March 06, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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Three unwise-men and woman stopped with drugs

The stop of a suspicious vehicle by Conyers Police led to the arrests of three Covington residents bearing methamphetamine, syringes, a digital scale and a glass pipe.

December 30, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Nurse spreads word about typhoon victims

One local nurse is responding to the call for help from families halfway across the globe devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, which decimated the central Philippines last week.

November 16, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Can software stop crime before it happens?

It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but more and more local law enforcement agencies, including the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, are turning to predictive crime software to help officers be in the location of a possible crime before it happens and either prevent crime or catch criminals quickly.

October 29, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Former Conyers candidate under investigation by state

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.

October 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Deputy honored for pulling woman from blaze

A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.

October 12, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Vets to rally at Walk of Heroes

The Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale has been named one of the local rally sites in Georgia for the national Million Vets March Oct. 13.

October 10, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Newton resident, Conyers sue each other

Newton County resident Olivia Ware has filed a formal lawsuit against the city of Conyers, which in turn filed a lawsuit againt Ware for "abusive litigation" after she attempted to run for mayor.

September 28, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Election


Conyers mayoral candidate questioned

The eligibility of Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware is being questioned after it was discovered that Ware is not a registered voter in the city of Conyers, has provided various addresses to local courts and state agencies within the past year, and voted in Newton County last year.

September 21, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Woman faces elder-neglect charge

A Conyers woman, Laverne Chavez, 50, was charged with elder neglect felony after the victim's other relatives found their 97-year-old step-grandmother had been left alone about 16 hours or more without food and in a home with no air conditioning.

September 07, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


'A spirit of hope'

The March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement, which reshaped the social landscape of America.

August 24, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Vampires to invade Conyers

Vampires, witches and film crews will soon be wandering the streets of Olde Town Conyers as production for "The Originals," the CW's "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, ramps up to begin shooting soon.

July 23, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


DeKalb Sheriff to explore Fourth Congressional seat bid

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown announced today the formation of an exploratory committee for the Fourth Congressional District seat, currently held by incumbent Congressman Hank Johnson.

July 17, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Assisted-living facility closed down

More than 50 elderly residents were displaced and about 25 employees lost their jobs when the Garden House assisted-living facility in Conyers was abruptly closed at the end of May after two weeks' notice.

June 04, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Man dies after accident at Lake Jackson

A Conyers man died on the way to the hospital following a boating crash on Lake Jackson Tuesday. Authorities are still determining the cause of death.

May 24, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Conyers nabs Vampire Diaries prequel

A new spin-off series of CW's popular "The Vampire Diaries" has been green-lighted and will likely be shooting in Conyers.

May 06, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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