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Rams top Tigers on Senior Night

The Newton High School varsity baseball team made a clean sweep of Region 2-AAAAAA rival Alcoy on Senior Night Tuesday, defeating the Tigers 6-1 at home.

April 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Molly's Corner has a brand new spot

On April 15, local flower and container shop Molly's relocated from Floyd Street to Usher Street in Covington next to Ramsey's Produce.

April 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


The sisterhood has come to town

Three friends of Newton County hosted the grand opening of their brand new gift shop April 1, the Ya-Ya Sisters N More. The three friends are Faith Ford, Rita Johnston and Gail Caruth.The business was inspired by Ford, a local entrepreneur who has owned a business in Covington before.

April 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LIFE


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Rams edge Bulldogs; remain atop region

The Newton High Rams exacted revenge Monday night against rival Rockdale County High, defeating the Bulldogs 6-5 on the diamond in Region 2-AAAAAA action.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


BBQ fundraiser for firefighter's son

Newton County firefighters are continuing their efforts to take care of Brayden Eavenson, the son of Brad Eavenson, the firefighter who died in a vehicular accident in February.

March 29, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


Rams get back to winning ways

The Newton Rams varsity soccer team defeated the Lovejoy Wildcats 12-2 on Wednesday in a makeup region game, getting back to their winning ways.

March 27, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Spring Fling to be held at Gaither’s Planation

A new event is starting up at Gaither's Planation in a few weeks, and the organizer hopes it will become an annual rite of Spring.

March 22, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


Kent nets four in Alcovy victory

The Alcovy Lady Tigers and Tigers varsity soccer teams hosted Locust Grove Wednesday night at Sharp Stadium, splitting with the visiting Wildcats in non-region action.

March 20, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Local rap group TGZ headed to the top

Seven Newton County women are making a splash in the rap/hip hop scene, and they don't plan to stop on their way to the top.

March 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


War Eagles outlast Eastside

The Eastside girls and boys soccer teams suffered a region sweep Friday night against the Chestatee War Eagles, dropping a pair of contest in Region 8-AAAA action.

March 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Rams end Eastside’s streak

The Newton Lady Rams soccer team made a short trip to Sharp Field Saturday afternoon, defeating rival Eastside 2-1 in a streak-ending victory.

March 09, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Eagles pull away from Rams

The Eastside Eagles soccer team rebounded from a Friday night loss with a 4-0 shutout victory over rival Newton Saturday afternoon at Sharp Stadium.

March 09, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Stephenson shuts out Rams

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team continued its early season trek thought the opening half of the season, welcoming Stephenson to their friendly confines Wednesday afternoon.

March 06, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Croom powers Rams to victory

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team hosted Lithonia Saturday in the program's "Grand Opening Day" baseball game, defeating the Bulldogs 4-2 in a game that was powered by the dominant pitching of starter Daniel Croom.

March 04, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


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Eagles hit century mark

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team surpassed a milestone many teams never have the chance to see – the century mark – defeating rival Alcovy 101-23 Saturday night in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Tigers avenge rivalry loss

The Alcovy Lady Tigers traveled to Eastside Saturday night, defeating the Lady Eagles 62-53 in a comeback effort in non-region action.

February 02, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Lady Eagles rout Titans

The Lady Eagles varsity basketball team never trailed Saturday in its non-region contest against North Oconee, defeatinging the visiting Lady Titans 42-33.

January 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles continue win streak

The Eastside Eagles boys varsity basketball team hosted North Oconee Saturday in non-region action, routing the Titans 62-43 while never trailing in the game.

January 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eastside stays atop region

The Eastside Eagles boys basketball team kept its regular season region championship hopes alive Friday night, defeating visiting Johnson 62-57.

January 25, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Rams continue streak

It was a blowout from the opening tip Tuesday night at Newton as the Lady Rams defeated the Lady Red Devils from Druid Hills, 51-19.

January 17, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Eastside gets revenge

The Eastside Eagles varsity basketball team traveled to Newton Saturday and evened the season series with the Rams with a 58-49 road victory.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


McCray’s first season with Jags in the books

Former Newton High football standout Demetrius McCray's rookie season as a professional football player ended Dec. 29.

January 14, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


Lady Eagles fall short

The Eastside girls varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Indians of Lumpkin County Friday night, and in a surprising outcome, Lumpkin County squeaked by the Lady Eagles 49-44.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Eagles rout Indians

It was a blowout from the opening tip Friday night at Eastside, as the Eagles varsity basketball team defeated the Indians of Lumpkin County 69-25 in region play.

January 11, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Seminoles outlast Newton

The Salem Seminoles girls varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Rams Saturday in the team's second and final matchup of the season, besting Newton 53-41 in the rivalry clash.

January 07, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Sayonara, Tony Gonzalez

Last Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons played their last game of a very miserable 2013 season, but this was also the last game of Tony Gonzalez's illustrious Hall of Fame career.

January 04, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Eastside grounded

On Friday night, the Newton Rams varsity basketball team traveled to Eastside for its first contest against the Eagles this season, defeating its rivals 52-46.

December 14, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Eastside


Lady Tigers earn second win, boys fall against Morrow

Friday night the Alcovy Lady Tigers hosted the Lady Mustangs of Morrow and pulled out a last second 64-62 victory for their second win of the season.

December 07, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Alcovy


Tackling turkeys

Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

November 28, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


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