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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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Church in the Now facing foreclosure

Church in the Now's properties on Iris Drive in Conyers are going into foreclosure, according to a March 10 listing.

The nondenominational megachurch entered into an $18.5 million agreement with the Evangelical Christian Credit Union in June 2007 for the properties and buildings at 1873, 1875 and 1877 Iris Drive.The market value of 1873 Iris Drive was listed as $11.8 million in 2010 and the assessed value was listed as $4.7 million, according to the Rockdale County Tax Commissioner's office.

March 14, 2011 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Two arrested in Conyers toddler's death

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday by Conyers Police in connection with the death of the woman's child, 3-year-old Edna Figueroa.

March 09, 2011 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


General Mills grant recipients announced

The taste of cereal just got a whole lot sweeter for 23 nonprofit organizations and schools that have received money from the General Mills foundation for their mission to serve the local community.

February 17, 2011 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Gas leak leads to business evacuations in Rockdale County

A gas leak forced evacuation of businesses near Ga. Highway 138 and Flat Shoals Road Friday morning.

February 11, 2011 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


95-year-old rides a Harley for birthday

For her 95th birthday, Wynelle Wyatt didn't want jewelry, or a silk scarf, or anything quiet like that. The only thing she wanted was to ride Harley. And she got her wish.

February 07, 2011 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Covington man killed in robbery faced many previous charges

An alleged would-be robber shot and killed on Saturday in a grocery store parking lot had rotated in and out of Rockdale County jail for nearly a decade on charges ranging from simple battery to posession and selling of drugs.

December 14, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Giving back to the Greatest Generation

For some World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime.

November 10, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


State Rep. 95 - Toney Collins (D, Incumbent)

State Representative Toney Collins (District 95) described going through health and financial difficulties, including foreclosure, in recent years but said he was still a "servant to the people" in a conversation with the News on Friday morning.

Collins, who was elected in 2008 to District 95 (which the northern portion of Rockdale County, northern parts of Newton County, and southern portions of Gwinnett County) and plans to run for reelection in 2010, said he underwent a kidney transplant in 1999. Since then, the one-time real estate agent said he had been receiving disability payments until last year, when he began ...

July 16, 2010 | Michelle Kim | State Representative 95


State Rep. 95 - Pam Dickerson (D)

Rockdale resident Pam Dickerson announced she is running for the democratic ticket for the District 95 state representative seat, which includes portions of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Dickerson, a longtime flight attendant/in-flight coordinator with Delta and resident of Rockdale County for the past 12 years, said although this is her first time running for elected office, she has worked in the background on campaigns for years.

July 16, 2010 | Michelle Kim | State Representative 95


State Rep. 95 - Rodney Upton (R)

A Rockdale resident and small business owner has thrown his hat in the ring as the first Republican candidate for the District 95 state representative seat, currently held by Rep. Toney Collins (D-Conyers).

July 16, 2010 | Michelle Kim | State Representative 95


Rockdale Sheriff’s Office deputy killed on duty

Deputy Brian Lamar Mahaffey of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed today in the line of duty while serving warrant papers at a home on Sand Hill Drive.

May 12, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Rockdale leaders come together to ease concerns about KKK rally

Local leaders are urging caution in reacting to an online posting of a Ku Klux Klan rally for May 8 on the steps of the Rockdale County Courthouse.

May 02, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


One dead in crash after armed robbery, shooting

A Newton County woman was killed Tuesday night when her vehicle was struck by a car reportedly being driven by two men who authorities were looking for in connection with an earlier armed robbery and shooting.

February 24, 2010 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


John Miles Chevrolet not among dealers cut

The John Miles Chevrolet in Conyers announced that it was not among the GM dealerships notified today that their contracts were not being renewed.

"We have not received a letter so we are not among the 1,100 that re going to receive the letter today," said owner Kim Miles.

May 15, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Seussical the Musical

East Newton Elementary will bring the classic stories of Dr. Seuss to life in a musical extravaganza this weekend in "Seussical the Musical Jr." on Friday May 8 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday May 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Alcovy High School.

There's never a dull moment in this Broadway Junior production. The opening number, "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" introduces a central theme that runs throughout the musical - it's okay to imagine and dream big dreams. The songs such as "All For You" and "Alone in the Universe" seamlessly ...

May 06, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Family Events


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