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Alcovy snaps losing streak; Newton wins

It was a big night for Newton County's Class 2-AAAAAA football teams with wins coming from Alcovy and Newton high schools Friday evening.

October 02, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Harlem Wizards to bring magic to Newton

Rocky Plains Elementary PTO is proud to be bringing the world famous Harlem Wizards to Covington for an Entertainment Basketball fundraiser. The Wizards will play ...

September 18, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

No. 7 Georgia, South Carolina look to answer QB questions

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - No. 7 Georgia is facing a team that has even bigger issues at quarterback than the Bulldogs.

September 18, 2015 | Associated Press | SPORTS

College Soccer players that call Newton County Home

Many collegiate athletes call Newton County home. Here's a look at some of the men and women soccer players that hail from Newton County.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS


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Hunting regulations guide available

SOCIAL CIRCLE – The 2013-2014 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is now available online and in print.

August 15, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Fishing reports

According to, Lake Oconee is full, 84 to 90 degrees. Bass fishing is fair and the lake is full, stained up the river and clear on the south end. There is still an early morning top water bite with a white Old Nelly buzz bait.

August 10, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Banks back on field, cherishes debut

ATLANTA - A jubilant Brian Banks described his preseason debut with the Atlanta Falcons as "better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on."

August 10, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Conyers man leads game management

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recently named John W. Bowers as the new chief of the Game Management Section. He fills the position left vacant by Mark Whitney, who recently was promoted to assistant director of the agency. Bowers previously held the position of assistant chief of game management.

August 10, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Post 77 gets first regional win

Rockdale Post 77 won its first ever region tournament game, and stayed alive in the Southeast tournament Friday.

August 10, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

UGA to host baseball camp in Atlanta

Several alumni players from the University of Georgia's baseball team will instruct a one-day baseball camp for ages 7–12 on Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Atlanta. Registration is open, and proceeds will benefit Shepherd Center.

August 08, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Stadium petition called off

ATLANTA - The organizer of a petition that sought to block public financing for a new Atlanta Falcons stadium said Thursday the effort has failed to gather enough signatures.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Murray, Bulldogs come out flat

ATHENS, Ga. - Keith Marshall had a 75-yard touchdown run but Aaron Murray threw three interceptions in Georgia's scrimmage that left coach Mark Richt unimpressed.

August 08, 2013 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Partial deal on Atlanta stadium land

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials have reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.

August 06, 2013 | Ray Henry Associated Press | SPORTS

Whitney named DNR assistant director

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division has named Mark Whitney of Covington its assistant director. He assumes the position left vacant by Terry West, who was recently promoted to serve as DNR's administrative services director.

August 06, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Kayak tour offers view of meteors

One of the year's most impressive meteor showers, the Perseid shower, will peak in brilliance next weekend, and Hard Labor Creek State Park is offering kayak tours of Lake Rutledge to enhance the viewing experience.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Into the wild

According to, Lake Oconee is full, 82-89 degrees and stained from mid-lake up the rivers.

August 03, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

B.C. Crowell golf tourney approaches

A strong drive and an accurate putt can do more than improve your golf score when the B.C. Crowell Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament tees off.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Back-to-back champs

Rockdale Post 77 won its second straight American Legion baseball state championship Tuesday, doing so in a rout.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Bulldogs begin practices

ATHENS - Aaron Murray said Thursday he's glad he has had three seasons to prepare for Georgia's tough first few games this season.

August 01, 2013 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | SPORTS

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