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Newton’s Graydon kicks it at Greenville

Kickers rarely ever get any love. Donovan Graydon got a lot of it Tuesday afternoon when he signed his national letter of intent, accepting a ...

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton's Holloman leading the pack

There's a storm coming. Well, actually the storm is already here and it's been here for a while. Like a host of other ...

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Holloway: Thank you Newton County

There was a moment of silence in the office on my last day when everybody was gone, at least in my section of the building ...

March 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Montessori School hosts annual chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington hosted their annual Chili Luncheon Monday. Firefighters, EMT personel, Sheriff's deputies, police officers and other local community servants were ...

March 14, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington


Womack’s 4 RBI gives EHS 1st region win

Eagle baseball is coming off of a terrific season that saw the team get to the playoffs and contend in a tough region. This year ...

March 08, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Erin’n it out at Bacone

Bacone College just nabbed one of Alcovy High School's multi-purpose athletes in Erin McCalpine, as McCalpine signed his national letter of intent on Friday ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Phillips right on Point

Chance Phillips wanted to sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day, like all the "big time" football players do, but for Chance that ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Aleea Bishop to become a Lady Lion

In front of Alcovy High School at 2:30 p.m. Aleea Bishop signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Piedmont College. Bishop ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


The best in the county

It's about that time. The 2015-16 high school basketball season is over, as state champions have been crowned. Now, it's time to crown ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Ziglar and Payne score 9 goals in Newton rout

The law firm of Sidney Ziglar and Baylea Payne and Associates (the Alcovy High School girls' soccer team) closed a case pretty early on Tuesday ...

March 07, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Covington puts love in award-winning chili seasoning

Clyde and Sherri Hutchison, creators of the Covington-based Backyard Safari, were named finalists in the UGA Taste of Georgia designation for Clyde's white bean ...

March 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL


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Rams’ run ends in final four

Newton High School was the better team for 30 minutes, but 30 minutes of near-perfect basketball wasn't enough in a 32-minute game Saturday. The length and athleticism of the Westlake High basketball team took over in the final two minutes and the Lions beat Newton 64-59.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Rams’ big 3 lead Newton to Final 4

The key to Newton's success in the 2015-2016 boys' basketball season has been its three talented backcourt mates, Jaquan Simms, JD Notae and Ashton Hagans. The trio provides Newton with a stability on both sides of the ball unlike any other in the state.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Hanson reflects on a memorable senior year

Team captain of the Eastside swimming team, National Honors Society and 2015 Georgia Governor's Honors program graduate. Those are just some of the accolades on Eastside senior Trey Hanson's belt.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside


Alcovy student to be discharged from hospital

Christian Mason has progressed immensely in his rehab, according to his father Thomas Mason. Christian Mason has progressed to the point that he may be discharged from the hospital to a day rehab facility.

February 29, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy


Newton smacks Grayson in Elite 8

Newton outscored Grayson 23-9 in the third quarter, and its big three, of JD Notae, Ashton Hagans and Jaquan Simms scored a combined 54 points total to beat the other Rams 71-52 and avance to the final four of the Georgia High School Association basketball tournament Thursday.

February 26, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Eagles win the division championship

On a late Sunday afternoon Oxford College men's basketball defeated West Georgia Tech 60-53 to capture the GCAA Region 17 Division Championship.

February 23, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Oxford College


Newton's sweet victory

The Newton Rams were close to blowing a double-digit lead against Peachtree Ridge on Saturday evening, but instead of allowing a Lions' comeback victory, they held on to win 63-61 and advance to the Georgia High School Association basketball elite eight for the second-straight year.

February 20, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Oxford advances to region championship

On their homecourt in front of a large number of Oxford fans, the Eagles dominated from start to finish and with their 73-58 victory over Georgia Northwestern, Oxford advanced to the Region Championship game on Sunday.

February 20, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Oxford College


Rams top UNC commit Brandon Robinson and Douglas County

Down four entering the fourth quarter against a tough No. 4 seed in Douglas County and University of North Carolina commit Brandon Robinson, a fiery speech from Coach Rick Rasmussen at the end of the third lit a fire under the Rams and they went on to win 71-65, advancing to play Peachtree Ridge on Saturday 6 p.m.

February 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton's strong 4th gives them the “W”

Good teams usually find a way to win games, even when their shot isn't falling. That's what the Lady Rams were able to do against Langston Hughes on Wednesday evening in a low-scoring 35-28 Newton win to advance to play West Forsyth in the Sweet 16 on the road, Friday.

February 18, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


#MarchToMacon

As region tournaments end, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state tournaments begin. Simply type in the hashtag #MarchToMacon and you'll get updates on Georgia high school basketball teams fighting to stay alive eyeing the chance to play in the Macon Centreplex. Three teams from Covington, the Eagles, Lady Rams and Rams, will represent the city and their respective regions in the state tournament. Here's a breakdown of the teams and their chances at making it to Macon.

February 17, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Rams win region!!!

Newton outscored Tucker 33-23 in the second half to beat Tucker and win the 2-AAAAAA region championship, in a 61-46 win.

February 16, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Tigers pull away against Newton

Newton put up a valiant effort but Tucker ran away with the game in the fourth quarter, winning the 2-AAAAAA region championship, 79-72.

February 15, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Newton reclaims the crown

After letting Rockdale come back from an 11-point deficit with less than three minutes to play and beat Newton at home on senior night, the Rams reedemed themselves in a 17-point victory (59-42) over nearby county rival Rockdale.

February 12, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


Lady Rams withstand late push by Lovejoy

After going into the fourth quarter up by eight points, Lovejoy battled back to give the Lady Rams a late scare, but Newton took its final lead in the closing seconds to advance to the region championship game with the 65-62 win.

February 12, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton


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