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Women accused of shoplifting face drug charges

Two women who reportedly tried to steal lingerie from Kmart were arrested on drug charges.

March 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


GPC dedicates garden to memory of Cline at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | 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


Cline honored at Daffodil Festival

Spring is a time for awakening and revival.

March 06, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Local veteran part of class-action lawsuit

Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.

March 04, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


State mandates new immunizations

The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Rocky Plains students honor classmate after tragic death

Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Man who requested sex faces battery charge

A man who reportedly asked a woman to have relations with him at a hotel was arrested for reportedly assaulting the woman when she refused to do so.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Three teens reported missing are safe

Three teen's whose family's reported them missing the last two weeks of February have been found safe.

March 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NCSO: All three teens found

Updated story, March 4, 12:42 p.m.: Destiny Davis, the last of the three teens reported missing last week, turned herself in to Newton County Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

March 04, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Conyers man arrested in GBI child predator sting

Fourteen people, including a Conyers man, were arrested for their intent to have sex with a child as part of a recent Georgia Bureau of Investigations undercover operation.

March 03, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Into the weeds

Abe and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins can barely move most of the time, their minds and bodies trapped by different disorders that frequently leave them listless and unable to react to the world around them.

March 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Newton County Jail log

Carman Dale Phillips, 29, 185 Oak Hill Drive, Covington, Feb. 25. Cruelty to children, Battery to infant child.

March 01, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


4-H forever: Youths respond to high standards of behavior

I love taking 4-H and Youth Leadership Institute youths on trips, because inevitably someone will comment that they're more mature and better dressed than the adult groups around them.

March 01, 2014 | Terri Kimble Fullerton Columnist | LOCAL


Second suspect arrested in attempted burglary

Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old male who was reportedly found taking weapons from a residence with another male Thursday.

March 01, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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Residents hit hard by frozen pipes

Hundreds of Newton County residents and dozens of businesses and organizations suffered damage from broken pipes and flooding last week, with the state's insurance commissioner estimating Georgians had $75 million worth of insured losses as a result of the state's arctic weather.

January 14, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Toddler reportedly found intoxicated

Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a man on disorderly conduct charges after he and his girlfriend reportedly got into an argument after her 2-year-old son became intoxicated while in his care.

January 14, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


New Leaf apartments available for rent

Apartments are being snatched up at the recently-opened New Leaf Center, but there were still 21 one-bedroom units available as of early Tuesday.

January 14, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


College fair planned Saturday

The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will join Springfield Baptist Church in hosting a college fair this weekend.

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Freedman: Heroism in world's trouble spots

This is the second of two parts of Gary Freedman's story.

January 14, 2014 | Pete Mecca | LOCAL


Newton County jail log

Shahkor Eddie-Ralick Alston, 17, 50 Trelawney Trace, Covington, Jan. 1. Disorderly conduct.

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Some have cooking gene, some don't

My husband was watching an afternoon TV show last week on which a chef of some renown was cooking. He had toasted an English muffin and sliced it. On the bottom half he put a slice of ham he had cooked in a frying pan, and he topped that with some cheese. He had baked eggs in ramekins, and he placed one of the eggs on top of the cheese and ham and then put some sauce on the other half of the English muffin and put it on the egg. The other hosts then got to enjoy the results.

January 14, 2014 | Paula Travis | LOCAL


U.S., local candidates speak in Newton

Mike Collins, candidate for U.S. representative (10th district), Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. senate, and Aaron Brooks, candidate for state representative (district 112) spoke to the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance Thursday evening at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Restaurant Scores - Jan. 14

Below are restaurant scores from Nov. 26, 2013 to Jan. 13, 2014:
  • America's Best Value Inn, 10101 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 9. 91, A
  • Amici Italian Café, 1116 College St., SE Covington, Jan. 8. 95, A
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill& Bar, 5176 Highway 278 NW, Covington, Jan. 3. 99, A
  • Baymont Inn& Suites, 10111 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 23. 100, A
  • Bojangles', 5156 Highway 278, Covington, Dec. 10. 96, A
  • Covington Lodge, 9161 City Pond Road, Covington, Dec. 23. 94, A
  • Da Culture, 6152 Highway 36, Covington, Dec. 3. 100, A
  • Days Inn, 10166 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 2 ...

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


DeKalb superintendent talks leading through unity

DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.

January 11, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Nelson Heights gets $8,000 more in funding

The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.

January 11, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Elementary student threatens another with knife

A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.

January 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Flint Hill dedicates new track to Jonah Barnett

Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.

January 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Monte Carlo fundraiser set for Southern Heartland

Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

January 11, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Hands on Newton, Rams United plan MLK event

Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.

January 11, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


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