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Covington stands out at Atlanta Motor Speedway

According to a press release, in this past weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show 'N' Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there were multiple winners from Covington.

August 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Local places in TBF World Championships

Harrison Norman is one of four siblings. Of the four, it took Harrison Norman the longest to figure out which sport was right for him, but it seems being a professional angler is where his heart is - and his talent.

August 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Salem/Wildcats agreement on hold, “Back to School Jamboree” cancelled

According to Cindy Ball, executive director of information and community relations of Rockdale County public schools, the previously reported agreement between Salem and the Wildcats has not yet been finalized despite the press release stating that an agreement was finalized.

August 14, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Wildcats to call Salem home

Update: An agreement has not yet been finalized that Salem High School will be the new home venue of the Atlanta Wildcats for the 2014-2015 season, which starts in November.

August 12, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s season ends at regionals

All good things must come to an end, and end they did for the Covington Post No. 32 A's as they exited the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament much earlier than anticipated. Post No. 32 traveled to Asheboro, North Carolina with high hopes of a strong showing, but a pair of losses sent them packing and they were headed back to Covington by day two of the tournament.

August 09, 2014 | Staff Reports | Recreation


Henderson wins at NBHA Championships

Sydney Henderson, 12, of Covington won the 2014 National Barrel Horse Association Youth (NBHA) World Championships fourth division in Perry, Georgia that were held between July 19 - 26.

August 02, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Post 32 wins state championship

Before the American Legion baseball season even started, coach Bill Dallas had stated that one of his goals for the Covington Post No. 32 A's was to win the Georgia State Championship. Dallas and his team did just that over the weekend by defeating Albany Post No. 30 by a score of 8-3 in the championship game that was contested on Monday morning.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Unyielding to cancer

According to costprojections.cancer.gov 2010 study, the average annual cost for males with brain cancer is $115,250 and the average annual cost for a female with breast cancer is $108,168. Crossfit Unyielding is hosting an event, 'Unyielding to Cancer,' for two friends, Lisa Baker who has stage three breast cancer and Hank Dunn who is terminally ill with stage four brain cancer.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Miller to bring great customer service to the Oaks Course

The Oaks Course has its new pro in Gary Miller.

July 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Miracle League Complex delayed

Newton County's first Miracle League complex has experienced a plethora of delays, and the grand opening originally set for the fall of 2014 will be delayed until January 2015. Although Miracle League consultant, Tamara Richardson, is still keeping her fingers crossed for a fall 2014 grand opening. The artificial turf was put down last week. If the Miracle League manages to keep its grand opening of January 2015, registration would begin in the spring. The complex is technically two years ahead of schedule because a loan from Newton Federal came early, ground breaking was moved up from an original ...

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Dominating the Georgia State Games

After the dust settled at the track and field Georgia State Games Championships, seven members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club representing Covington and Conyers had qualified for nationals.

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


A’s finish season with a pair of wins

The Post No. 32 Athletics finished its regular season American Legion schedule this week with victories over Peachtree City Post No. 50 and Douglasville Post No. 145 to improve its record to 15-2 on the year.

July 18, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Dark horse

Everything is the same. The Newton All-Stars have been doing the same thing they were doing before they were district champions, and that's not changing anytime soon.

July 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Striders make nationals

School hasn't started back quite yet, and coach BJ Kennedy has his track and field club staying busy this summer.

July 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Mask on hosting district championship

For the first time ever this past week, Newton County hosted the Little League district championship. Dwayne Mask, recreation administrator at Newton County Recreation talked with the Covington News for a couple minutes about his experience hosting the championship.

July 05, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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Headed to state

The seven/eight year-old Newton National League All-Star team coached by Kyle Ellis has dominated the competition and is headed to the 2014 Georgia Rookie Baseball State Tournament in Warner Robins.

June 19, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Covington Post #32 wins POW-MIA Invitational

American Legion Baseball has returned to Covington's Post No. 32, and they returned in a big way this week capturing the championship title at the 18th Annual POW-MIA Invitational in Douglasville.

June 17, 2014 | Miles Steele | Recreation


Over the fence

June 17, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


30 years strong

Some may feel like 30 years of marriage is a long time, but one Newton County resident has dedicated over 30 years to coaching youth baseball.

June 14, 2014 | Candice Knight | Recreation


Elite Aces return from Cooperstown

After a week in Cooperstown the 12-U Elite Aces have returned to Newton County, although not as champions, but as a team that competed at an extremely high level – with some success – and plenty of memories.

June 07, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Cooperstown Comes Calling

The 11-12-year old Elite Aces of Covington are truly what their name says they are - elite.

May 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Recreation kicks off baseball season

Despite the wet weather Saturday morning, the Newton County Recreation Commission ushered in a new season of recreation baseball at City Pond Park, treating players and fans with a full day of baseball action at the park.

March 29, 2014 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Hershey's event coming to Newton County

Instead of their trademark chocolate bars, Hershey's is bringing fun and exercise to Newton County next month as the county prepares to host its first Hershey's Track & Field Games on Saturday, April 12.

March 18, 2014 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Social Circle repeats at Redskin Rumble

The Social Circle High School wrestling team won the Redskin Rumble for the second year in a row this past weekend, coming out on top at the 11-team event.

January 28, 2014 | Alan Howard | Recreation


Shad season opens Jan. 1

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan, 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Shad season runs through midnight on Monday, March 31.

December 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Lions Club makes 'Miracle' donation

The Miracle League field being built in Newton County got a nice boost Thursday when the Covington and Oxford Lions Clubs and the Lions Club International Foundation donated $75,000 to the effort. The money will go to finish construction of the concession stand and restrooms, said Richard Brown, president of the Covington Lions Club.

December 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


DNR adds online hunter education course

Hunters still in need of a hunter education course before the end of deer season now have more options.

November 19, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Travel ball tryouts

Travel ball tryouts will be held at RYBA Baseball Field on Saunday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Field 2.

November 14, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Anniversary golf tourney

The Oaks Course will host its 23rd Anniversary Tournament beginning Nov. 23.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Anders is top angler

Newton County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Anders has already made a name for himself in fishing circles inside of Georgia, but the three-time Angler of the Year is looking for a fourth consecutive title this season.

October 31, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


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