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For Lebron, home is where the heart is

The entire sports world waited for a week to hear those magic words from the best basketball player in the world, and on Friday those words were uttered and the vast majority of NBA fans were satisfied. LeBron James told the world in a handwritten letter to Sports Illustrated that he was returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

July 12, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Social Circle’s 5k produces like no other

On Saturday, the Social Circle American Legion Women's Auxiliary (Unit 332) hosted its first ever 5K run/walk event, and the outcome of the series of events could only be thought of as unpredictable.

June 28, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Social Circle


Run-ruled rematch

On Sunday the Covington Post 32 A's defeated the Rockdale Post 77 in American Legion play in a 12-2 win by overwhelming Rockdale with several hits and forcing them into four errors.

June 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Recreation


Has a 3rd Finals loss tainted Lebron’s legacy?

In the world of sports there are always special superstars who come around once every generation who dazzle fans around the globe with their ability to dominate their sport. In the '80s there was Joe Montana, Magic Jonson and Larry Bird. In the '90s there was Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Michael Jordan. And in today's generation there is current NBA superstar, Lebron James.

June 21, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


Social Circle Women’s Auxiliary to sponsor 5k run

On June 28, the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion unit in Social Circle will be sponsoring a 5k walk/run and a one mile fun run.

June 19, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Social Circle


Did the 49ers overpay Kaepernick?

On Wednesday the San Francisco 49ers decided to place star quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the elite club by paying him an elite contract extension of six years worth up to $126 million with $61 million guaranteed, which now makes him one of the highest paid players in the NFL and netting him the most guaranteed money in NFL history.

June 05, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Sports Columnists


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Bye-bye Billingslea

Dezmon Billingslea just got done moving his tassel over after being pronounced officially an alumni of Newton High School. Now the All-Region 2-AAAAAA linebacker is set to move on at Kennesaw State University, but first he had some parting words for his former Rams teammates.

May 24, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Weaver signs letter of intent

Brishanti Weaver finished up her high school athletic career with the Newton High School Lady Rams on Monday when she officially signed her national letter of intent to attend Albany State University. She was awarded a full scholarship on athletics and academics, and she will continue her career with the Great Danes.

May 20, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Price signs with Georgia Highlands

Precious Price officially concluded her career with the Newton Lady Rams on Wednesday when she signed her scholarship to attend Georgia Highlands College in Rome, Georgia, where she will continue her basketball career with the Chargers.

May 15, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Newton


Sunday car show to aid son of fallen firefighter

County officials continue to rally around the son of a recently fallen Newton County firefighter.

May 13, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | LOCAL


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


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