The weather provided just enough precipitation to cool off the approximately 370 runners participating in the 4th Annual Firehouse 5K and 1-mile fun run, beginning at the Conyers Street Gym Saturday.
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.
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The Newton County Recreation Commission has primarily played in the Dixie Boys League for youth baseball throughout its history. This season, the NCRC participated in the Little League Baseball Association with the exception of the 13 and 14-year-olds Dixie Boys league team.
Mark Grace, Juan Pierre Mike Hampton, J.D. Drew and Cody Rasmus all played together in Major League Baseball, but earlier in their careers they all represented another league - Dixie Leuage.
The Dixie Boys World Series is making its fifth apperance in Newton County, and who will win this year's crown?
The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series is coming to Newton County. Not only does that mean thousands of fans will descend on Covington for one of the country's greatest youth league championships, but also that Newton County is guaranteed to have a representative. The host region always gets an automatic bid into the 12-team tournament, facing the best from 11 other states. The Newton County team was selected from a pool of the county's top ...
The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series is one day under three weeks away from kicking off here in Newton County.
Peachtree Road Race T-shirts are a badge of honor, a status symbol and a hot commodity since they are given only to those who complete the 10 kilometers on Peachtree Street every July 4.
When Tony Smith isn't investigating fires as the Covington Fire Department Assistant Fire Marshall, he's on the streets with his running club.
A local 10-and-under travel baseball team makes their way to Disney's Wide World of Sports to participate in USSSA Elite 32.
The Covington News is looking to expand its coverage of the area's outdoor sports and its sportsmen. The News will dedicate this space to stories, calendar items and photos of fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports.
The 1965 R.L. Cousins basketball team has enjoyed a historical revival during the past year. With the rehabilitation and subsequent reopening of Wolverine Gym for use by the Newton Recreation Commission to the court dedication in honor of Jimmy Wright earlier this month, the Wolverines are finally getting the recognition they deserved more than 45 years ago. It will culminate Jan. 31 when Newton's basketball program honors the team next to its own in the ...
Coach Henry James "Jimmy" Wright is remembered as a talented basketball player and coach, but friends and family were even more impressed by his loving and generous spirit. After Wednesday's court dedication at renovated Wolverine Gym, Wright will be remembered by all forever.
The Newton County Recreation Commission 12-under all-star football team has rolled through all of its competition this year. Coached by Fred Hardeman and Arsenio Nolley, the NCRC Rams are 13-0 after their most recent win - a 34-14 victory Sunday over the Athens Oilers.
After their second place finish at South Carolina's Super NIT, Mayhem Bad Boys traveled this past weekend to Georgia's baseball Mecca East Cobb for the Triple Crown Fall State Championship. Bad Boys drew two Carolina teams in pool play, Carolina Stars and Upstate Drive. Mayhem split 1-1 beating Carolina Stars 4-1 which started out as a tough pitching duel against Mayhem's lefty Christian Davis and Stars' lefty who held the Bad Boys hitless for three ...
The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. ...
The Newton County Recreation Commission held its four football championship games and The News made sure to have you covered.