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 football fans, you have probably slept on Jeremiah Holloman, rising senior wide receiver at Newton High School.
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. It dawned on me that this would be the last time I'd see some of my co-workers, who have become my family, at least for a little while, and that's OK.
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 treated to a meal by the students at the Montessori School. The 3-to-6-year-old students made and served vegetarian, firehouse, meat and white varieties of chili, along with grape salad, banana pudding and dirt cake.
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's team hasn't met their own expectations, even though they carry a 4-3 record, but Monday's 11-1 region win against Hampton has them on the right path.
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 to pursue his NFL dreams while suiting up at Bacone.
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 wasn't in the cards. However, on Friday morning, Chance Phillips made it official and signed with Point University, where he will continue his football career.
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's family and friends were there to celebrate Bishop's accomplishments, along with her coaches and other supportive members of the Alcovy faculty and staff.
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 some of the top local players of this past season, because of their on-court ability. The Covington News presents you with its 2015-2016 All-County team for both the boys' and the girls' basketball team.
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.
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.
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.