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Celebrating Newton's Special Olympics

The 2014 Newton County Special Olympics officially kicked off Monday at Sharp Stadium, showering its athletes with adoration with the opening Parade of Athletes.

May 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | LOCAL


Spring review: Newton High School

The following is a review of the 2014 Newton Rams spring athletic season:

May 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Spring review: Eastside High School

The following is a review of the 2014 Eastside Eagles spring athletic season:

May 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Spring review: Alcovy High School

The following is a review of the 2014 Alcovy Tigers spring athletic season:

May 10, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Lady Eagles qualify for state

After qualifying for the state sectional with a runner-up finish in Region 8-AAAA, the Eastside Lady Eagles golf team will continue its march through the postseason, this time at the state tournament at Waynesboro Country Club.

May 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Eastside


Serving up a good time

The Oxford College Athletic Department celebrated the life and accomplishments of Georgia tennis pioneer Mary Louise Fowler Saturday, hosting the Fowler Memorial Tennis Classic at the Cline tennis Center.

May 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | Oxford College


Lions Clubs roars at Hard Labor Creek State Park

The Social Circle Lions Club hosted the 2014 Phil Peppers Golf Tournament Friday, May 2, at the Hard Labor Creek State Park in Social Circle.

May 07, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Local athletes compete at state event

Rockdale County's Candace Hill paced all area contenders at the 2014 Class AAAAAA girls state track and field championships, leading the Lady Bulldogs to a pair of state title finishes at the event held at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany this past weekend.

May 05, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Saved by sprinklers

A sprinkler system will cost some money up front - about $2 per square foot, though some of the cost could be offset by lower insurance premium payments - but it could save a home, possessions and even a life.

May 03, 2014 | Matt Smith | LOCAL


Let the Games Begin

While the 2014 Olympic Winter Games have come to a close, the Newton County Special Olympic Games are just heating up, beginning with Opening Ceremonies and Olympic Parade Monday morning at Sharp Stadium.

May 03, 2014 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Rams split playoff doubleheader

The Newton Rams varsity baseball team put on a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde performance Friday night in its opening round playoff series against McEachern, rallying for a comeback victory in game one before getting run ruled in game two.

May 02, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Newton, Alcovy baseball prepare for playoff test

As the regular season comes to a close, a new baseball season begins Friday night – the playoffs.

May 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | Newton


Alcovy’s Payne, Barnes make collegiate pledges

Alcovy High School football player Tristan Payne and basketball player Daja Barnes inked their National Letters of Intent Thursday morning in a ceremony held at Alcovy.

May 01, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Tigers’ soccer season comes to an end

The Alcovy High School varsity boys soccer team's 2014 season came to a close Tuesday afternoon on the road in the first round of the Class AAAAAA Georgia High School Association state playoffs, as the Tigers fell to host Campbell 5-0.

April 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


Alcovy girls, boys golf teams earn sectional bids

he Alcovy High School golf program scored a pair of region titles this week, as the Tigers' girls and boys golf teams captured Region 2-AAAAAA tournament titles, advancing on to the Class AAAAAA sectional tournament.

April 30, 2014 | Matt Smith | Alcovy


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