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Body found Sunday in wooded area off Crowell Road

COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is conducting what they are calling a “death investigation” following the discovery of a body in a wooded area off Crowell Road near McDonald’s restaurant around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Police arrest 4 from Covington in Monroe shooting

Police arrest 4 from Covington in Monroe shooting

Reported by Barbara Knowles, News Editor

COVINGTON, Ga. – Four Covington residents have been arrested in connection with a shooting spree that injured one and damaged property in Monroe on Wednesday night, according to the Monroe Police Department.

MPD spokesperson Lt. Alicia Chandler said the investigation into the shooting, which occurred about 9:40 p.m. in the area of Springer Street, is ongoing and additional charges are likely.

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Gunmen rob teen while walking home

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Reportedly, two men with handguns robbed a Newton County teen Sunday night as he was walking home.

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Police arrest man for sex crimes

Police arrest man for sex crimes

COVINGTON, Ga. – According to CovNews, after indecently exposing himself, on a webcam, to someone he believed to be a middle school-aged girl, Andrew Skelhorn was arrested. 

Skelhorn is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor and computer pornography.

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Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

Conyers Historical Society to host Olde Town Jail Tour

CONYERS – This weekend, the Conyers Historical Society will hold their “Olde Town Jail Tour” from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. This tour, which is held on the first Saturday of the month, is an exhibit of what the jail looked like in the late 1800’s. The jail doubles as a museum, which displays different Conyers artifacts.

The tour includes starts downstairs I the sheriff’s house and ends upstairs in the prisoner’s dormitory. The museum is home to many artifacts from Conyers and Milstead: like the first electric stove or the first TV/radio in Conyers.

The jail is located on Milstead Avenue.


Naked Burglar Found in Middle School Ceiling

Naked Burglar Found in Middle School Ceiling

COVINGTON — Early Saturday, Covington Police searched Cousins Middle School for more than two hours looking for a burglar who set off the school’s security system. After the search they located Ronald Stephens, 21, of Conyers, naked in the ceiling.

According to a Covington Police Department incident report, officers, the department’s K-9 Unit, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and even firefighters with the Covington Fire Department were dispatched to help locate the perpetrator.

According to officials, the reason Stephens was wearing no clothes was because the vent where he entered the building was extremely small.

Stephens was arrested, on the scene, and charged with criminal trespass, burglary and a probation violation warrant out of Rockdale County.