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Braves trade Jason Heyward

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

Mikayla Newton interviews her twin sister Maya

November 13, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | SPORTS


Former A's first baseman Moore dies in Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.

November 13, 2014 | AP | SPORTS


Gurley not expected to play this week

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects star tailback Todd Gurley's indefinite suspension to stay in place this week.

October 16, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Domestic violence in sports

You could hear a calm bellow of "Amen" from the Salem Seminoles gathered in the middle of their field after a goal-line stand against Winder-Barrow that gave them a 31-24 win on Friday night. The team was praying after a short celebration of the win, Salem coach John Starr gathered his team to talk them about the game and after that they all prayed together.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Fan photos

The Covington News is looking for the biggest fans at high school football games. Throughout the season, we will be taking pictures of fans and accepting pictures sent to us. Send us your fan photos throughout the season and you could win a laptop, external hard drive and/or a wireless keyboard and mouse. Send your submissions and vote atcovnews.upickem.net.

September 25, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


Braves fire GM Frank Wren

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | SPORTS


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Former county standouts excel

The following is an update on former Newton County high school players and their on-the-field performances during the 2013 season:

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Georgia waterfowl dates approved

Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.

September 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


North Gwinnett sits atop poll

North Gwinnett leads the second week of the Georgia Class AAAAAA polls after posting an impressive 35-0 victory over Grayson on the road this past weekend.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


From the cheap seats

In the fellowship hall of Covington's First United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, the talk at the local Kiwanis Club meeting was about a battle that was brewing.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Teams prepare for busy week

Newton County high schools will have a busy week coming up, featuring 13 total games between the three schools.

August 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


BHT golf tourney set for October

The Social Circle Better Hometown Association will host its annual BHT Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 11.

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


SEC questions to ponder

My 6-year-old daughter asks a lot of questions. From "Why does the moon change the tides?" to "How does the tooth fairy decide how much money to give?" She's curious. To paraphrase a Jimmy Buffett song, I know the answers to some of her questions; for many others, I'm looking for suggestions.

August 27, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS


County players ready for college action

With the college football season just a day away, a host of former Newton County athletes will begin their road to glory this fall. The following is an update on where some of our hometown heroes are playing this season, as well as how they did a year ago:

August 27, 2013 | Matt Smith | SPORTS


Program gives women outdoors skills

Women interested in the outdoors, but perhaps with little to no outdoor knowledge, can discover hunting, fishing, boating and other recreational skills through a program series provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Stars hit the links for worthy cause

Georgia golfers had the opportunity to play with a few notable sports celebrities for a good cause on Aug. 23 at the Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers in the Second Annual Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes Golf Tournament.

August 24, 2013 | Matt Smith msith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Fishing reports

According to southernfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 82 to 88 degrees. Bass fishing is fair and the lake is full, stained up the river clear on the main lake. Buzz baits on sea walls and around deep water docks on the main lake at first light or the last hour of the day light.

August 24, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Deadline nears for deer quota hunts

All interested hunters need to complete an online quota application that must be in before midnight Sept. 1, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 24, 2013 | | SPORTS


From the cheap seats

Well Covington, it has certainly been a whirlwind trip.

August 22, 2013 | Matt Smith msmith@covnews.com | SPORTS


Football player's death investigated

FAIRBURN, Ga. - The death of a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game has prompted an investigation by Georgia authorities.

August 20, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS


Prep football rankings

The Georgia Sportswriters Association Prep Football Preseason Poll of the 2013 season:

August 20, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


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