To area high school basketball fans, the annual Newton County vs. Rockdale County Senior All-Star Basketball games, 3-point shootout and slam dunk contest are great ways to see the top talent they have rooted for over the last four years.
The stakes for Wednesday night's game were even greater as Class AAAAA fourth-ranked Eastside just came off its second loss of the season to host Lanier, the No. 7 ranked team in the same classification.
Prior to the Nelson Heights Community Center opening in 2010, there was a struggle for control between District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson and The Newton County Recreation Commission. Commissioner Henderson's attempts to be intimately involved in the operation of the center were ultimately rebuffed, however his aspirations to be the anointed leader never diminished.