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A league of their own

A field of dreams has become a miracle.

April 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Superhuman: Wheelchair athlete attempts world-record truck pull for charity

Covington athlete Michael Mills loves challenges that some may think impossible for a man who is paralyzed below the waist. He's already known locally for competing in extreme obstacle-course races. Now he wants to set a new Guinness World Record by pulling a 5,000-pound SUV the distance of a football field-while in his wheelchair.

April 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway John Ruch | Recreation


Masters week - the busiest week of the year

There's a parking lot full of cars at The Oaks course. Golf pro Gary Miller is parked behind the register in the pro shop at The Oaks. It's not Masters week yet, but it's coming sooner than Winter for Game of Thrones.

April 05, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Opening Day at City Pond

Early on a cold Saturday morning, parents took their kids to City Pond for Opening Day of the new Newton County Recreation baseball season. Kids competed for the first time from early Saturday morning to late in the afternoon.

March 29, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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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


Dixie Boys World Series comes to Covington

The Dixie Boys World Series officially begins Friday night with its opening ceremonies at 8 p.m. on the Covington square.

August 03, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys arrive Friday

Tommy Hailey described himself as a kid at Christmas time.

August 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys arrive

Tommy Hailey described himself as a kid at Christmas time.

August 02, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Oxford resident qualifies

Oxford resident Morgan Wright has been awarded with the American Morgan Horse Association Hunter Seat on the Flat Silver Medal Award for her performance at the Dixie Cup Spring Classic Horse Show held in Conyers May 3-5.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Recreation


Closing in on a Miracle

Newton County's Miracle League field is closer to becoming a reality.

July 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Second Newton team falls short

The first team into the Dixie Boys World series, held at City Pond Park starting on Aug. 4 is the hometown squad comprised of Newton County All-Stars.

July 17, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


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