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State budget cuts could hit mental health services hard in Georgia, forcing behavioral health officials to pump more money into handling crisis situations instead of programs to prevent those situations, the state’s mental health chief said Thursday.

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CONYERS — The Conyers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two masked men armed with a handgun who robbed the AT&T store at 1550 Ga. Highway 138 SE in Conyers just after 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13.

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CONYERS — A vehicle involved in a chase and crash in DeKalb County last Friday had been stolen the day before during a home invasion in Rockdale County. Four suspects being chased by DeKalb Police and two occupants of another car they hit were all taken to area hospitals. Their injuries are …

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CONYERS — A 29-year-old Conyers man, wanted in connection with a variety of crimes since February of last year, was arrested at his home on New Year’s Eve and now faces 33 charges ranging from burglary to drug possession.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The Covington Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who used false identification to obtain a temporary membership at Planet Fitness, stole the keys to a truck from the men’s locker room and then stole the truck from the parking lot.

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CONYERS — At the Walk of Heroes annual Christmas gathering, the game of “White Elephant” went a little differently this year. Instead of swapping gifts among themselves, members bought Teddy bears and other stuffed animals to donate to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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CONYERS — One of two suspects in the armed robberies of two businesses that occurred within 90 minutes on Dec. 22-23 has been arrested after he was shot by a business owner during a third robbery attempt on Dec. 27. The second suspect has also been identified and is being sought by law enforcement.

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CONYERS — Charges against an Atlanta man in the Dec. 15 shooting of a man on Plantation Boulevard in southeast Rockdale County have been upgraded to felony murder after the victim died a week later.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Board of Education, Newton County Ministers Union and Sellars Motors hosted their 30th annual Feed the Hungry event on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, serving 1,050 meals to local citizens. Sheriff Ezell Brown expressed his gratitude to everyone i…

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COVINGTON — One person was wounded Dec. 7 in what the Covington Police Department is describing as a drive-by shooting. The 18-year-old male victim suffered gunshot wounds to his arm and head, but was alert and able to speak to investigators at the hospital.

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CONYERS — Pleading guilty to malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault, Joyce Marie Lewis-Pelzer, 43, was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning by Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge David B. Irwin.

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