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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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COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Community Supervision will host their 13th Annual Sex Offender Halloween Shut-In on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6-10 p.m. This collaborative effort began when Sheriff Ezell Brown was working with the Sex Offender Unit. The goal…

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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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CONYERS — Citing concerns over the county lacking enough resources to enforce the ordinances and the feeling that residents would rather see a total ban, Thursday night the Rockdale County Planning Commission recommended denial of two proposed ordinances that would regulate short-term vacati…

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CONYERS — Citizens will have their first chance to comment on a proposed ordinance dealing with vacation rentals at the Rockdale County Planning Commission meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the county Assembly Hall at 901 Main St. in Conyers. The ordinance sets out regulations governing the esta…

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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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CONYERS — Conyers Police officers responding to the Motel 6 at 1351 Dogwood Drive early on the morning of Sept. 29 to investigate a complaint of a robbery found a female with her hands bound behind her back reporting that she was robbed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted by a male assailant.

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COVINGTON — AN online connection that led to a meeting between a man and a woman in Covington on Sept. 23 ended with the man being kidnapped and forced to take money out of an ATM at gunpoint. The victim was able to escape from his captors and ran to a nearby convenience store for assistance.

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CONYERS — An 18-year-old male was arrested on Sept. 19 after being found with a handgun in his backpack during school hours in woods behind Salem High School.

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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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CONYERS — While the Courtesy Parkway Extension Project is expected to ease traffic flow on the Ga. Highway 138 and Salem Road bridges and on Dogwood Drive and Iris Drive by diverting local surface street traffic away from those busy interchanges, not everyone is happy with the plans.

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CONYERS — Due to continued drought conditions, the Georgia EPD Burn Ban Restrictions have been extended and no outdoor burning is allowed in 54 counties, including Newton and Rockdale.

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CONYERS — In response to a tragic house fire that took the lives of two people in the Milstead community on Sept. 1, Rockdale County Fire Rescue (RCFR) and Metropolitan Atlanta Red Cross held a Fire Safety Education event at Milstead Park Saturday.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation o…

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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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TUCKER – The DeKalb County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in location Vennie Harden, a 64-year-old African-American male. He has been missing since Thursday, Sept. 26.

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ATLANTA — Wayne Patterson, who committed a string of eight armed robberies in the metro Atlanta area, including stores in Conyers and Covington, has been sentenced to federal prison. Patterson was caught by Covington Police after robbing a clothing store in July 2018.

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CONYERS - Though burning leaf piles and campfires are hallmarks of fall, Georgia's current drought is impacting decisions to burn outdoors. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging everyone to follow established procedures and exercise extreme caution when using fire outside.

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CONYERS — A special investigative grand jury has found that Rockdale County “failed to live up to that responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being” of Shali Tilson while he was detained and confined in its jail and that “it played a significant role in failing to prevent the death o…

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CONYERS - Investigators in the case of the three teens shot and killed by a homeowner on White Oak Court early Monday morning have issued a request for assistance in finding two other people who may have been involved in the incident.

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CONYERS — A Covington man has been arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault after allegedly firing shots into a house, wounding a 6-year-old child in the leg.

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 - Accolades and honors continue to pour in for Covington Police officer and hometown hero Matt Cooper, with the latest being named an honorary team captain for the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday and plans by the Atlanta Braves to honor him at their game Tuesday.

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COVINGTON — Covington Police Officer Matt Cooper, critically injured in a line of duty shooting last September, continues to be an inspiration to his supporters during his recovery and took it a step further Saturday by running in the 1-mile fun run during the 36th annual Fuzz Run.

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COVINGTON — More than 3,500 runners and spectators didn’t let a little overnight rain and wind dampen their spirits Saturday morning at the 36th Annual Fuzz Run 5K, Mary Beth’s Redbird Run, and the 1-Mile Fun Run, with Covington Police Officer Matt Cooper providing the inspiration for everyo…

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A Conyers man is facing burglary and other charges after Rockdale County Sheriff’s deputies captured him near the home he allegedly attempted to burglarize.

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 — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its second annual Local Law Enforcement Leadership Conference. This three-day symposium will be held on Sept. 17-19 at the Newton College and Career Academy, located at 144 Ram Drive in Covington, beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily.

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 its second Women’s Self-Defense Course from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept, 19. The class will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Training Room on the second floor of the Jail Administration Building at 911 Chambers Drive NW in Conyers.

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Covington First United Methodist will host Change the World Day on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event provides a venue for organizations, services and churches to come together to bring awareness to what Newton County has to offer its citizens, to give assistance to those in need, to work together on community service projects and to provide a free, fun-filled day for families.

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