Blake Hammock of Jonesboro, Georgia was a local legend around town. Hammock, former standout running back for Piedmont Academy, was a great player. He helped lift Piedmont to its first state championship in 2010 and accounted for over 50 touchdowns before graduating in 2011 and continuing his education at Valdosta State University.
Robert H. Stanfield of Covington will receive the YMCA of metro Atlanta's 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award after serving on the board of the Covington Family YMCA for a number of years. He will be honored at the annual volunteer recognition dinner Monday, Nov.10.
The Rockdale Riptides have six swimmers who have qualified to swim in individual events at the 2014 Georgia Swimming 14 & Under Long Course Championships that will be held July 16-19 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
The end of school and the arrival of Memorial Day aren't the only signs that summer has arrived; there are also the various summer camps and leagues offered by recreation departments and organizations around Newton County.