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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


Clash of the titans

Two undefeated teams collided Thursday night at Turner Lake Division 1. The 3-0 Canes took on the 4-0 Seminoles and the Canes came out victorious, winning 22-0 over the 'Noles. Lo Palmer, Jeremiah Brennan, Jordan Nolley (QB) and Marion Eubanks all scored for the Canes. See photos.

September 27, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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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


Graves retiring from Commission

An 11-year veteran of the Newton County Recreation Commission will end his tenure on Nov. 1.

October 29, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Let the bowls begin

The Newton County Recreation Commission hosted its annual bowl weekend Saturday at Sharp Stadium. The event featured the top teams across all four football divisions, with the Jackets and Hurricanes squaring off in Training League action, the Tide and the Hurricanes in Division I, the Ducks and Gators in Division II and the Jackets and Auburn Tigers in Division III.

October 26, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


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