Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.
The Advanced Disposal golf team of Social Circle took first place in the annual Phil Peppers Golf Tourney May 3, hosted by the Social Circle Lions Club.
The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.
The Oaks Golf Course's new golf professional Lisa Vaught answered some questions with The Covington News about what she can bring to the course and Newton County.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia joined dozens of states Tuesday with a law aimed at educating parents and coaches about the risks of youth concussions and placing restrictions on when a young athlete can return after suffering a serious head injury.
This is my favorite time of year, a season of new beginnings.
Scott Baize was such an important part of Jaime Rice's youth, she decided to follow in his footsteps.
Now that the weather is starting to change and the Masters is right around the corner, it's time to get back into golf.
Foy Mainor started playing soccer with the then two-year old Rockdale Youth Soccer Association in 1974 at a time when fields needed to be mowed by parents before kids could play and there was no centralized mega complex, yet alone professional academy coaches to lead the way or semiprofessional home-team players to root for.
Eastside was tested during Wednesday's 9-7 win over Walnut Grove, trailing throughout, except for when it counted at the end.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
Young athletes can learn the basics of the game from their coaches and parents, but some lessons are best learned from watching it done by experienced hands.
Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.
It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety.
The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.
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Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.
The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.
Christian Davies of Flint Hill Elementary finished in third place for the boys' 10-11 age group and Shay Aiken of East Newton, finishing in fourth place for the 8-9 age group.
The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 is fortunate enough to hold the county, district and state championships of the 2013 Hoop Shoot, and three Newton County elementary students are fortunate enough to compete in all three events.
With 67 elementary school students showing their stuff from the free-throw line, Sunday's Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot was a fierce competition with 10 participants moving on to the district level.
With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.
Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.
Singer Bo Bice, of American Idol fame, brought some star power to this year's 2012 Fuzz Run, singing the National Anthem and kicking off the 5k race with the classic "On your mark. Set Go."
One of Covington's biggest annual events is here once again. The 29th annual Fuzz Run kicks off Saturday, following an expo all day Friday, as close to 2,000 participants will both run and walk either a mile or five kilometers ending in the Covington square. Conyers Street will be closed Friday as an expo will be held at the Conyers Street Gym from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can pick up their numbers and ...
Rockdale, Ga., Post 77 opened its elimination game against Fort Pierce, Fla., Post 358 in the Southeast Regional on Friday on a roll.
Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 record, but it didn't prevent it from becoming the visiting team during its opening game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Regional at Riley Park in Sumter, S.C. Thursday.
Wednesday night marked the first time a Georgia team has won a Dixie Boys World Series in Newton County in the five times the area has hosted the event, dating back to 1993.
The Newton County All Stars have made it all the way to the top of the Dixie Boys' world Wednesday.
The home crowd has been an encouraging, boisterous mass of Newton County faithful at the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series.
Newton County overcame early fielding problems with a breakout third inning to advance to its fifth game in the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series and eliminate South Carolina on Tuesday evening.