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Fleeing man hides under camper with Pit Bull; Drunk driver arrested at 11 a.m.

 A deputy on patrol in the area of Ridge Avenue noticed a vehicle after the driver, once he passed the patrol car, reportedly accelerated and sped away.

October 30, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


BOE to consider magnet school

Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether or not to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.

October 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Education


Prolific prowlers

 The west end of Newton County has been plagued with a rash of burglaries, and homeowners on Ga. Highway 212 are offering a reward to help put a stop to the problem.

October 28, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Gunfire erupts after high school party

A party for Newton High School students and the football team ended in gunfire Thursday evening according to reports released by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

October 27, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Man charged with statutory rape

A deputy on patrol during the wee hours of Sunday morning noticed a silver SUV parked on the shoulder of the road and decided to investigate.

Though the vehicle's windows were heavily fogged, according to reports, the deputy was able to see two people moving around in the backseat when he turned his spotlight on the SUV's windows.

October 27, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Covington


A place to rest

ost 15-year-olds don't spend their time thinking about ways to help those less fortunate. Nor would they spend several weekends actually building beds for a homeless shelter. But Micahl Williams is not your average 15-year-old.

October 26, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


A place to rest

ost 15-year-olds don't spend their time thinking about ways to help those less fortunate. Nor would they spend several weekends actually building beds for a homeless shelter. But Micahl Williams is not your average 15-year-old.

October 26, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Haunted houses of Newton County and beyond

Halloween is just around the corner and residents have only 17 more days to take advantage of the spooky sites Newton and surrounding counties have to offer.

October 25, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Outdoors Events


Routine stop turns dangerous

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug trafficking case involving a shoebox of cocaine and a high speed chase Friday night after a deputy noticed an SUV running off the road repeatedly in the Chestnut Drive area.

October 25, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Sheriff candidates share views

With less than a month to go before the Nov. 4 election, sheriff candidates Lt. Ezell Brown and Lt. Bill Watterson are ready to go toe to toe to win over the voters in Newton County.

October 25, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Election 2008


Crime Briefs

Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a call from employees at Ace Hardware in reference to a theft that had already occurred on Tuesday morning.

October 22, 2008 | By Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Shooting victim identified

The deceased victim of Tuesday night's shooting has been identified as 20-year-old Jerome Glover - the cause of death listed following his autopsy was multiple gunshot wounds.

October 22, 2008 | By Amber Pittman | LOCAL


Porterdale rolls back millage rate

 The Porterdale city council agreed to roll back the city's millage rate at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

October 20, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


One dead in multiple shooting

 Four men where shot in a home on West Street Tuesday night and one man succumbed to his injuries Thursday afternoon according to detectives from the Covington Police Department.

October 20, 2008 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL


All-day jam session

 The City of Porterdale's downtown development will present the annual Yellow River Jam from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday in the downtown district of the historic mill town.

October 18, 2008 | By Amber Pittman | Entertainment Home


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