JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
ATLANTA (AP) - Welcome back, college football!
NEW YORK (AP) - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James.
Rafael Nadal will not defend his title at the U.S. Open because of an injured right wrist.
The phrase "more than a game" encompasses everything that the Newton/Eastside rivalry is to the people of Newton County.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.
Now, less than two weeks away, the 2014-2015 high school football season is slowly creeping up on us. Last year, the six schools from Newton and Rockdale County combined for 32 wins. Four of the teams had winning records, and each team has something to look forward to for the upcoming season.
At CrossFit Unyielding's charity event "Unyielding to Cancer" on a cloudy Saturday morning, the Church at Covington was surrounded with people and love. There wasn't a parking space to be found, nor was there a frown on a anyone's face.
Back in the spring, a Virginia Tech study on football helmets' ability to prevent concussions – that ranked helmets from a one-star helmet to a five-star helmet with five being the best – lit a fire under the Newton County Board of Education influencing them to get new helmets for all Newton County middle and high schools. So they did.
Anthony Veal a.k.a "Big Ant" from 1430 AM's "Matters of the Heart" – which airs on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – and his friend "Hotlanta Boss" showed off their fanatic vehicles which "Hotlanta Boss" decks out for customers. They go to all the Falcons/Saints games, or as many as they can. They also sell tickets to the games and they are both travel agents. You can visit their websites makethemoneyyoudeserve.com and gotovegasonme.com if you're interested.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Braves say longtime broadcaster Pete Van Wieren has died after a battle with cancer.
If you've ever seen the film "Friday Night Lights" then you know just how much high school football can mean to a town. You should also know how much it means to a person who is a talented football player and wants to get paid (hi, Boobie Miles).
At Ashford Springs Park, late Thursday evening, the Covington Lion's Club hosted Newton County's high school head football coaches. At the dinner, the coaches mingled with members of the community, and discussed different things with each other, such as the new IMPACT program. Newton head coach Terrance Banks, Eastside head coach Rick Hurst and Alcovy coach Kirk Hoffman spoke on the upcoming season, the ugliness of recruiting, how the game has changed and fielded questions about their players from fans.
For the past few days or so, there has been a lot of criticism and scrutiny for Tony Dungy's comments stating that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because he would have been a distraction.
Claflin University softball player Markea Sheppard was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week March 26, helping the Panthers pick up four wins over Morris College and Paine College in back-to-back doubleheaders contests March 24-25.
Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.
Louisville guard Kevin Ware will continue his playing career next year, but it won't be with the Louisville Cardinals.
Newton County Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey recommended that the school system need to purchase new football helmets for the upcoming school year at a special called meeting of the Newton County Board of Education March 26.
Due to inclement weather sweeping through the region this weekend, local high school contests scheduled for Friday have been postponed.
On a windy night, Jerad Curry whipped up a storm at Jaguar Field Tuesday.
The Rockdale County boys and girls track and field programs wrapped up a pair of championships Thursday afternoon at Salem High School, capturing the boys and girls titles at the 2014 NewRock championships.
The Atlanta Braves may still be in spring training, but you don't have to travel far to experience a great baseball game. On Tuesday, March 25 the community is invited to the GPC Newton Campus for special family night featuring free food, giveaways and of course-great baseball-when the Georgia Perimeter College Jaguars host the West Georgia Tech Golden Knights.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.
In a hardwood battle between Newton County and Rockdale County's best Thursday night, Newton County reigned supreme, sweeping the Newton/Rockdale County Senior All-Star Game festivities.
Twelve year-old Harrison Norman took home the 2014 Georgia Bass Federation Youth state championship March 15 at Lake West Point in LaGrange.
The following is an update on former Newton County basketball players at the collegiate level. Updates are of March 18.
Newton County and Rockdale County's finest senior basketball players will compete in the Senior All-Star Basketball Game at Newton High School Saturday.
The following home Tuesday night contests have been cancelled due to incliment weather.
Newton County and Rockdale County's best on the basketball court will have a chance to showcase their skills this week, as the two counties host the Newton/Rockdale County Senior All-Star Basketball night.