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Company recaptures stolen tow truck in chase and crash

When a Loganville company's signature rollback tow truck - custom painted with blue streaks on red - was stolen in broad daylight, the employees of Leadfoot Transport took matters into their own hands.

August 05, 2014 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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Arson suspected in Wed. mobile home fire

Investigators suspect a fire that consumed a single family mobile home in the northern tip of the county Wednesday morning was intentionally set, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived at 547 Ellington Road around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a call from a passer-by, the structure was already fully engulfed in flames, said NCFD Deputy Chief Tim Smith.

January 16, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Train derails in Social Circle

A train derailed in Social Circle Monday evening after a section of rail broke off, according to the Social Circle Department of Public Safety.

About seven cars, some filled with plastic pellets and the rest empty, derailed under the East Hightower Trail bridge about 7 p.m., breaking a city water line in the process, according to SCDPS Chief Steve Shelton.

January 14, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


A tribute to Johnny Cash

Country fans, hold onto your hats - the man in black will roll into town for A Tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring Rusty Evans, on Jan. 24 at Porter Hall.

Join Rusty and his band, Ring of Fire, as they perform Cash's classic hits - "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Sea of Heartbreak," "Big River," "Folsom Prison Blues" and many more.

January 13, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Arts Events


Local MLK events mark 80th birthday of civil rights leader

With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fast approaching, several area groups are planning commemorative activities in honor of Dr. King's ideals.

January 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Year in review...Newton logs 9 murder cases in 2008, technology improves

Though 2008 opened with homicides coming at a breakneck pace, the crime rate leveled off as the year progressed. The county also enacted a long-awaited radio system conversion for all the public safety agencies and passed the baton from one generation of public safety leaders to the next.

Murders

December 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Teen charged with arson

A Covington teen was arrested and charged with arson after a fire broke out Christmas Eve in a Project Adventure house on Spring Street, causing the evacuation of all the home's residents to another facility.

Firefighters received the call of a residential structure fire about 8 p.m. Dec. 24. The fire, which started in an unoccupied bedroom, was put out by the sprinkler system.

December 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Social Circle completes annexation, receives another petition

Social Circle moved one step closer to another annexation of more than 300 acres of Newton County land Monday night.

The city council received a petition at a called meeting to annex a total of 342.6 acres.

December 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Dust fire breaks out at cardboard plant

A fire broke out in the dust filtration system at the Alcovy Road plant of Smurfit-Stone, a maker of cardboard products, and was quickly put out by the sprinkler system this afternoon.

The Covington Fire Department received the call about 3 p.m. today for a fire alarm, which was changed to a structure fire call after plant personnel checked out the source of the automatic alarm.

December 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


New space for a new year

The Social Circle Boys and Girls Club received a little tender loving care Dec. 6 and 7 as club members, staffers and volunteers came together to repaint and renovate the building.

December 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Helping the helpers

Sue Alloway never knew what a "well spouse" was until she became one.

December 27, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


All the world's a stage

 There's nothing quite like the magic of Broadway to put the theater bug in a kid, and students from Social Circle Theater will be having a heavy dose of the stuff in just a few weeks.

December 26, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Child cruelty case dismissed

 All charges against a special education teacher and paraprofessional arrested in March for cruelty to children were dismissed by a grand jury Friday.

December 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Mortgage fraud cases prevalent

 Newton County is no stranger to mortgage fraud - having seen several fraud rings busted in recent years, including one involving Eastside High head football coach Rick Hurst that came to light this week.

December 15, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Homes for the holidays

Few things are more enjoyable than viewing other people's homes decorated for the holiday season.

December 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Family Events


Commuters share alternatives to individual driving

 Even though gas prices have dropped dramatically in recent weeks to three-year lows, analysts say the prices may have bottomed out and predict the price will rise again in the future. Many drivers are likewise wary of reveling at the pumps, not believing the low prices will last.

December 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


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