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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 scholarship to play football at Greenville College.

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 football fans, you have probably slept on Jeremiah Holloman, rising senior wide receiver at Newton High School.

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. 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.

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 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.

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'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.

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 to pursue his NFL dreams while suiting up at Bacone.

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 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.

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'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.

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 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.

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, defeating rival Newton 10-0 by mercy rule at home.

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 chili recipe.

March 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

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

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