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Historic Georgia state park gets a makeover

The historic Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge, Georgia will reopen to the public on July 1, boasting several new renovations.

June 26, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Porterdale finally gets its disc golf course

Since the restoration of the Mill Lofts a few years ago, the city of Porterdale has worked continuously to revive its community by bringing new ...

June 20, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Local residents paddle through Georgia

For 12 years and counting, Paddle Georgia has given residents a chance to see Georgia in a way they never have before.

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Bobby Jones: A legacy tracing back to Newton County

Many know about the golf legend who is Bobby Jones, but not many know how he got his start in the sport. Someone who does ...

June 12, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Schedules released for 2016 high school football season

The 2016 football schedules have been released for the three Newton County High Schools. Newton will open its season Thursday, Aug. 18 at Drew High ...

June 08, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


High school basketball championships leaving Macon

Since 1969 the Macon Coliseum has been home to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) boys and girls state basketball championships, but come 2017, this ...

June 06, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


Newton, Eastside win boys track state titles

A pair of Newton County boys' track teams won their first ever 2015-16 GHSA Boys Track & Field State Championships this month.

May 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS


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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 southernfishing.com, 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


Are you killing your golf game?

Now that we've talked about managing your game ("Manage your game effectively" in the July 7 edition of The Covington News), I would like to go into detail about making good decisions around the green.

August 01, 2013 | Bryan Raines Special to The Covington News | SPORTS


Striders team heads to national meet

Youth members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club competed at the Georgia State Games Championships at Marietta High School Monday.

July 30, 2013 | Staff Report | SPORTS


Rams fired up about new home

Ram Pride is front and center at the brand new Newton High School. At the entrance to the new school, there is a board with a platform that lists all of the school's sports and athletics programs.

July 30, 2013 | Xavier McKnight | SPORTS


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