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Newton County Jail Log: July 19

Robin Marie Akins, 58, Covington, July 13, court sentenced

July 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Three Ring Studios announces scholarship exclusively for Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education

Hwy. 36/Henderson Mill Road construction behind

COVINGTON, Ga. – The completion date for the Highway 36 Henderson Mill Road intersection is still set for Aug. 31; however the work will not be ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Local

LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE: Antavian Love sentenced in the murder of Enrique Ramirez Trejo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Antavian Love, 17, will spend the rest of his life in prison after the sentencing decision was made by Alcovy Judicial Circuit Judge ...

July 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia selects Rachael Ward as VP of marketing

MADISON, Ga. – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Rachael Ward as the organization's first ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Living

Covington man dies in Sunday morning car crash

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Covington man was killed and a Jackson man was flown from the scene by air ambulance after a two vehicle collision in ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

Covington approves addition of 5 t-hangars at airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington City Council approved the addition of five new canopy-style T-Hangars at the Covington Municipal Airport Monday night for a cost of ...

July 20, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Curry Thomas Haynes

Curry Thomas Haynes, 71, of White Plains, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital of cancer. He was the son of the late ...

July 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

CPD investigates vehicle break-ins

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating several car break-ins that happened in the early morning hours Saturday. In one case, a handgun ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Three arrested for loitering and prowling in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested three people, including a juvenile, for loitering and prowling and handgun possession early Saturday morning after somebody ...

July 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

NCSO seeks public's help in shooting of Oxford home

COVINGTON, Ga. - Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking for the public's help in reference ...

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

BOC members suggest revisiting remaining Convenience Centers

COVINGTON, Ga. – Late in Tuesday night's marathon Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, two members suggested the county's Solid Waste Management Authority ...

July 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

King to lead Covington airport

COVINGTON, Ga. - Starting Monday, the Covington Municipal Airport will be under the watchful eye of new Airport Manager John King.

July 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Mari Johnson

Mrs. Mari Etta Johnson, age 78, a longtime resident of Covington passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017. She was born in North Carolina on July ...

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Governor attends ribbon cutting at FFA/FCCLA Center

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was one of many state and local officials on hand in Newton County Tuesday morning for the ribbon cutting ...

July 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Local

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Passengers returning to US after cruise ship fire

BALTIMORE (AP) - For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship's voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and the ship's 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent

NEW YORK (AP) - Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Lowest gas price - May 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Next Level Fuel, located at 3431 Ga. Highway 20 SE and Honey Creek Road SE.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - May 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Citgo, located at 15036 Brown Bridge Road and Ga. Highway 20.

May 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Rockdale Medical named to Accountability Honor Roll

Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. Rockdale Medical Center is one of 27 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Trustee category, one of the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data was collected from October 2011 to September 2012.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Community leaders recognized at CRH Foundation gala

Community pillars and leaders were honored at the first ever Conyers-Rockdale Heritage Foundation Gala fundraiser, held on May 18 at East Mountain Studios.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Christian ministry head faces theft trial

The former head of a local day care goes to trial this week in Rockdale County Superior Court for misdemeanor theft and felony damage to property.

May 27, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Honoring military sacrifice and service on Memorial Day

Veterans, friends, family and patriots gathered at the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial and the American Legion Post 77 for ceremonies thanking and honoring the military men and women who guard America's freedoms and who paid the ultimate price.

May 27, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Dropping values: Law including foreclosures in assessments means less public revenues

This year, local governments with the county, city and school system are grappling with some of the biggest budget deficits they've seen in years due to one thing - the larger than expected drop in assessed property value.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Tribute to local Tuskegee Airman

American Legion Post 77 paid tribute to local Tuskegee Airman Val R. Archer on May 18, Armed Forces Day.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Questions on resource strains aired on Four A development

Developers of a proposed 308-acre, mixed-use development invited the public to an information session Thursday in hopes of answering questions regarding the impact the project will have on traffic, schools and the county's aging water system.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale County Jail Log, May 25

  • Mariolyn Juanita Roberts, 31, Covington, May 13, Simple Battery – Family violence
  • Irvin Thomas Weaver, 40, Covington, May 13, Driving Without a Valid License (Misdemeanor)
  • Victor James Majors, Jr., 21, Conyers, May 13, Theft By Taking – Felony, Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate
  • Mitzi Gaynor Brown, 49, Conyers, May 13, Criminal Trespass
  • Mellannie Candacy Gibbs, 32, Conyers, May 13, Sell Goods with Forged, Counterfeit Trademark
  • Dondrey Malloy Williams, 28, Conyers, May 13, Simple Battery, Cruelty To Children – Allow Child To Witness, Loitering and Prowling, Violation of Probation
  • Damar Christopher Morris, 17, Covington, May 13, Battery, Disrupting a Public School
  • Kevin Lewis ...

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: Carpenter bees don't seek permits

Have you ever encountered incompetent handymen? Maybe you wanted a few damaged roof shingles repaired, and instead, your hired hands installed new toilet seats in your bathrooms because they were too afraid to scale the roof.

May 25, 2013 | David McCoy | Columnists

BOE approves Fuhrey's contract

The salary for Newton County Schools' next superintendent is about $10,000 less than outgoing Superintendent Gary Mathews was paid.

May 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local

NHS grad a Fulbright scholar

A leader who has a desire to teach others, Geoff Nolan, 22, is one of 30 Americans who will travel to Colombia as a part of the Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange.

May 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local

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