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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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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


Residents win GCGMA awards

 Three Newton County residents were recently recognized by the Georgia Country and Gospel Music Association, collecting top awards in the country, bluegrass and gospel music categories.

December 10, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Make a joyful sound

With the economy in the doldrums and wallets feeling the pinch, there's nothing to lift the spirit quite like a free concert from the Newton County Community Band.

December 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Arts Events


Make a joyful sound

With the economy in the doldrums and wallets feeling the pinch, there's nothing to lift the spirit quite like a free concert from the Newton County Community Band.

December 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL


Social Circle receives annexation petition

Social Circle's city council completed another step towards formalizing the annexation of about 200 acres of land - the majority of which was formerly Newton County land - by officially receiving a petition from private land owners.

December 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Regional barbecue in a bottle

Dustin Vanderbunt knows his barbecue. As the co-owner and chef at Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que restaurant in Ashville, N.C., which bills itself the home of the "Voodoo Reuben," Vanderbunt, along with his business partner Erik Feichter of Waynesville, N.C., has developed a line of 14 sauces.

November 26, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Business


Leaf peeping in Newton

Autumn is in full swing, with vivid reds, greens and golds painting the landscape. Here are a few places in the county to enjoy the turning of the season.

November 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Outdoors Events


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