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Clingerman breaks the mold

Riley Clingerman can do it with the best of them. That includes the boys. Clingerman, who signed a four-year scholarship to play softball at Emmanuel College on Friday morning, played baseball for three years at Peachtree Academy before the school established a softball team and now she is headed to college with all of the support of her school, friends and family.Clingerman is Peachtree's first signee and Peachtree plans to name their annual signing day going forward, "Riley Clingerman Signing Day."

November 15, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Angler of the Year four times in a row

Not one, not two, not three, not – yeah four. For four years straight from 2010-2013, Newton County Deputy Sheriff Darrell Anders has won Angler of the Year (A.O.Y) award.

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Standing in the Hall of Fame

The Georgia USSSA Slow-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame held its 2014 Induction Ceremony at the Turner Lakes facility in Covington, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The following individuals and organizations were inducted:

November 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading fest and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Newton High School gym.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Hunting: The season is here

During this time of year bucks are still traveling in bachelor groups. In the southern zone of Georgia, hunters can bait deer, but you can't bait deer in the northern zone. Therefore, hunters rely on attractives to get deer closer. As the rut draws closer, bucks start competing for breeding rights for the does which is why urine is a good attractive. The scent sometimes leads to bucks fighting, which attracts more deer. Some deer will avoid fights others are aggressive and like to fight. Hunters have to think of deer as people. One of the challenge of being ...

October 11, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Hard work and humility

Newton County has seen many of its standout athletes go on to play sports at the college level. Keith Davis was one of those athletes.

October 04, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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Newton's united under-8 All Stars win big

With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.

November 27, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Steeple Chase on track

Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.

October 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Locals shine in Fuzz Run

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."

September 08, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Recreation


29th annual Fuzz Run approaches

One of Covington's biggest annual events is here once again.

September 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Rockdale eliminated from Region Tourney

Rockdale, Ga., Post 77 opened its elimination game against Fort Pierce, Fla., Post 358 in the Southeast Regional on Friday on a roll.

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


Rockdale went through their regular season, and Georgia state championship schedule with a 30-1 reco

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.

August 09, 2012 | Eddie Litaker | Recreation


Georgia defeats Newton for title

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.

August 09, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton reaches title game

The Newton County All Stars have made it all the way to the top of the Dixie Boys' world Wednesday.

August 08, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton reaches semi’s

The home crowd has been an encouraging, boisterous mass of Newton County faithful at the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton County advances to semifinals

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.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton's bats explode

Newton County's bats came to life in its third game of the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series Tuesday.

August 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton stays alive in World Series

A day after Newton County only saw Texas' bullpen for 2/3 of an inning, the home team in the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series took advantage of Mississippi's relief pitchers.

August 06, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Newton County shut down in 1st game

There have been plenty of good pitchers to come out of the state of Texas, and the spectators at City Pond Park may have seen one of the next top hurlers out of the Lone Star State on Sunday.

August 05, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


World Series washed out

The highly-anticipated start to the 2012 Dixie Boys World Series briefly ended Saturday.

August 04, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys opening ceremony

The 2012 Dixie Boys World Series started off with a roar and a bang as the Covington square hosted the games' opening ceremonies Friday evening.

August 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


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