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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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COVINGTON — Covington will have its own independent monitoring of ethylene oxide from the BD plant after the City Council unanimously approved hiring Montrose Air Quality Services to do the testing for $66,815. The action came at the council meeting Monday night.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Sheriff Eric J. Levett will kick off the RCSO annual ‘Walk It and Talk It with your Sheriff’ this Thursday, Aug. 22, from 7-8 p.m. with the Brentwood community. It will start at the Cabana at 1601 Brentwood Crossing in Conyers.

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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced Friday an air quality monitoring plan to measure ethylene oxide levels around two plants in suburban Atlanta. Sterigenics in Smyrna and BD in Covington use the gas to sterilize medical equipment.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County District Attorney Alisha Johnson is joining a growing list of district attorneys and solicitors who say they will not prosecute people charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana until better testing is available or the General Assembly clears up confusion with…

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.

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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COVINGTON – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) sent letters to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Wednesday demanding answers as to why his constituents in Covington were not informed about a dangerous chemical being released…

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CONYERS — Rockdale County is planning to unveil a new ordinance dealing with short-term vacation rental properties. But incidents of violence, noise, damage to property, and traffic congestion at Airbnb and other STVR locations in Rockdale County have residents renewing a call for the county…

CONYERS — Piedmont Rockdale Hospital and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the hospital’s Building A Classrooms.

ATLANTA — Kyle C. Sims, Herman A. Fields, and Peter Armour have been indicted for selling illegal guns and drugs out of a store in Riverdale. Sims and Armour were charged with possessing a machinegun, which they sold for $1,250 in cash. Sims and Fields were charged with conspiring to distrib…

ATLANTA – Coleman Warnock and Adrian Banks have been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to manufacture and possess phencyclidine, a psychedelic controlled substance commonly known as “PCP” and “angel dust,” with intent to distribute. The concealed drug lab they operated in Fairburn e…

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.

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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CONYERS — The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office will host a community training course for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

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CONYERS - Hundreds of parents and children enjoyed National Night Out at Johnson Park Tuesday night. National Night Out provides an opportunity to bring public safety and residents together under positive circumstances.

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COVINGTON —The Porterdale Police Department held their National Night Out event Tuesday night at B.C. Crowell Park. Citizens were invited by the PPD, Newton County Emergency Management Agency and Covington Elks Lodge to come learn and interact with their local law agencies.

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COVINGTON — A man and a woman are facing a multitude of drug charges after being found in a motel room with a book bag allegedly filled with bags of cocaine, Xanax, methamphetamine, marijuana, and a quantity of THC.

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COVINGTON - A suspect in the July 23 robbery of the Synovus Bank branch at 3207 Salem Road was apprehended in Forest Park on July 29 and is now facing robbery charges.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice announced Tuesday the FBI-led recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers through Operation Independence Day. This initiative — a revamping of a previously successful program — was executed during the month…

CONYERS — A suspect in a June 15 robbery by force was arrested in Conyers on July 29. He is facing charges of robbery, simple battery, and interference with operation of vehicle.

CONYERS — A Conyers man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly pointed a gun and threatened to shoot people in an apartment complex on July 26. No one was injured in the incident.

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CONYERS - A 16-year-old girl who Conyers Police considered a "critical missing runaway" was found by DeKalb County Police.

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CONYERS — The Rockdale County Sheriffs’ Office as well as Fire-Rescue and Conyers Police Department will host the National Night Out event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Johnson Park.

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COVINGTON — A total of eight Newton County former inmates were celebrated for their life-changing efforts and progressive steps into a better life Friday afternoon at the Newton County Courthouse.

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.

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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CONYERS - A Conyers man allegedly led police on a short chase down I-20 with five children ranging in age from twin 7-month-old babies to a 6-year-old unsecured in the car. The children were frightened, but none were injured during the incident, and their mother took them into custody.

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COVINGTON — The local Newton County Cadet Civil Air Patrol Squadron recently completed an overnight emergency services field training exercise at Hard Labor Creek State Park.

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ATLANTA — As 56 million children across the country begin heading back to school, AAA urges motorists to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones, and to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before- and after-school hours. Children are particularly vulnerable durin…

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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A Virginia woman who communicated with a Covington man on Instagram has hopefully learned her lesson about meeting people you find on the internet after he pulled a gun on her and forced her to take money out of an ATM.

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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A consultant hired by the county to provide guidance in finding a contractor for upgrades to the E-911 system made it clear Tuesday night that the SPLOST funds won’t be enough to get the job done.

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ATLANTA – Gov. Brian P. Kemp conducted a swearing-in ceremony Thursday for Tyrone Oliver as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) following Oliver's approval by the Board of Juvenile Justice. The DJJ is a multi-faceted agency serving the state's offenders aged …

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COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the robbery of the Synovus Bank branch at 3207 Salem Road on July 23.

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CONYERS - The chase of a reported stolen vehicle in DeKalb County on June 30 has led to the three suspects in the car being charged with thefts from vehicles in Olde Town on June 24.

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The Department of Justice, together with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced a settlement Wednesday that requires Facebook to implement a comprehensive, multi-faceted set of compliance measures designed to improve user privacy and provide additional protections for user information, and also requires Facebook to pay an unprecedented $5 billion civil penalty.

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Dwight Henderson, 19, was arrested on his birthday and charged along with three others for allegedly stealing a car parked at a gas station on West Ave. on July 16.

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When a man and two women who allegedly shoplifted numerous items from the Conyers Walmart early Sunday morning were confronted, the man allegedly pointed a handgun at the store manager before the trio fled.

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