A field of dreams has become a miracle.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 rafters with a state runner-up banner ceremony.
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 innings. After a pitching change by the Stars, Bad Boys took advantage of some timely hits and solid relief effort by Cole ...
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. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like ...
The Newton County Recreation Commission held its four football championship games and The News made sure to have you covered.