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Electronic thefts hard to pinpoint

Debit and credit cards have added an ease to life that most people have grown accustomed to.

March 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Durden's allegations formally denied

Former Newton County landscaper Billy Durden believes county officials and current county landscaper Gary Campbell conspired to cause him to lose his longtime contract with the county.

March 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Mystic Grill takes steps to prevent credit card theft

While credit card information is being stolen in multiple places, restaurants and other public places are the most visible businesses affected.

March 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


Former teacher donates first book to school library

What started out as a former elementary school teacher's quest to explore her family tree ended in a pioneer authorship that reveals the history of an entire community.

March 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL


Jackson prison warden shares stories

Three Newton County criminals are on death row, and if they're ever put to death, the lethal injections will take place at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

March 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


1 eastbound lane on I-20 to be closed

Bridge rehab work is continuing on I-20 eastbound next week and the far left lane will be closed for milling and asphalt work.

March 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Noted planet observer comes to Charlie Elliott

On Saturday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club will hold their monthly meeting with special guest Dr. Julius L. Benton, Jr.

March 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Unemployment rate drops

Newton County's unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January, but the number of employed workers also fell as the overall number of people looking for work dropped.

March 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Fire causes minor damage at NyloBoard

A small flash fire caused minor injuries to two employees, damaged a piece of equipment and shut down part of local industry NyloBoard's manufacturing plant Thursday morning, but overall fire and company officials said the damage was minimal.

March 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Deputy Mathis gets 5 years in prison

Former Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Darrell Mathis was sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, stemming from his Sept. 19 arrest by the FBI for selling drugs.

March 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


A tribute through a birthday party

Local Indian Creek seventh grader Katlyn Williams is celebrating her 13th birthday party tonight, but the celebration won't be all about her.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ella Kate helps kick off March of Babies

Six-month-old Ella Kate Rider laughed and paid vigorous attention to everyone around her enjoying lunch and speeches about her journey and the care given at Newton Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit facilities.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Orphans, pickpockets and music

The Arts Association in Newton County will be hosting a stage production of Oliver!, performed by OYS and OSC at Porter Auditorium on March 27th-30th.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Unemployment rate drops; fewer looking for work

Newton County's unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January, but the number of employed workers also fell as the overall number of people looking for work dropped.

March 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Former deputy gets 5 years in prison

Former Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Darrell Mathis was sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, stemming from his Sept. 19 arrest by the FBI for selling drugs.

March 27, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


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Candidate Collins offers government overhaul ideas

Congressional candidate Mike Collins has a 10-point plan to overhaul Washington, D.C., and ease the anger and fear he hears when he talks to Georgia residents.

January 28, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL


Theme School to take applications next week

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will soon be accepting applications for enrollment for the 2014-'15, school year.

January 28, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Serious crime on the rise in Conyers

Serious crime in Conyers increased nearly 8 percent in the past year, Police Chief Gene Wilson reported at the city's Winter Retreat in Stone Mountain.

January 28, 2014 | John Ruch jruch@rockdalenews.com | LOCAL


Man reportedly steals nearly $5K from Covington Lodge

A man reportedly entered a hotel office and got away with more than $4,000 in cash.

January 28, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Reps. Holt, Dickerson spend day at local farm

State Reps. Doug Holt and Pam Dickerson visited a local farm last month as part of a workplace exchange.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton Medical to hold emergency drill

The Newton Medical Center is used to handling emergencies, and will take on another one this week.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Snowmagedon

The warning was clear, "stay home."

January 28, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL


SNOW CENTRAL: Closings, roads, etc.

CLOSINGS (this list is being constantly updated):

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton County Schools closed tomorrow

Newton County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 29. Due to inclement weather all Newton County Schools will be closed, Sherri Davis-Viniard, NCSS Director of Public Relations said in a new release Tuesday. No employees should report.

January 28, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


County planning commission mtg. canceled

Tonight's Newton County Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled because of the threat of inclement weather, according to Lynn Morgan Ervin, director of development services.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Ga. Hwy 138 closed due to traffic light repair

IN BRIEF: Ga. Hwy 138 in Conyers is closed from Old Salem Rd to Starbucks due to repair of a traffic light that was down since about 1 a.m. Crews are on the scene. Drivers that travel on 138 to get to work or school are advised to use alternate routes this morning.

January 28, 2014 | | LOCAL


Early dismissal for NCSS

With snowy conditions expected to reach Newton County Tuesday afternoon, the Newton County School System has decided on early dismissal.

January 26, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Oxford organic farm gets growing

The seed of an idea for an organic farm at Oxford College is beginning to take root. This spring, Oxford welcomes its first organic farmer, who will help transform a grassy field on Emory Street into a thriving, colorful patchwork of crops and a living laboratory for students.

January 25, 2014 | Kim Urquhart Emory Report | LOCAL


Furniture delivery reportedly leads to theft

A woman's money reportedly went missing after she had a new bed delivered to her home in the Silo's community.

January 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


NMC to conduct emergency drill

The Newton Medical Center is used to handling emergencies, and will take on another one this week.

January 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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