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Gabrielsen Cup features two local junior golfers

The First Tee Chapter of Atlanta conducted its annual Gabrielsen Cup Junior Golf Tournament at John A. White Golf Course July 28 and 29. The ...

August 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Recreation


Covington team named Georgia American Legion champs

Covington's American Legion Post 32 baseball team is the 2016 Georgia American Legion Champions. The Post 32 team won the Georgia State American Legion ...

August 08, 2016 | Alan Howard | Recreation


Local cricket club looks to future of the sport

The Covington Conyers Cricket Club (CC) has had its roots in Newton County for the last 16 years. Though the team has a rich history ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


City Pond Park, NCRC host Dixie Boys state tournament

Dixie Boys baseball has been around for several generations. This upcoming August, the organization, which was established in 1957 in Alexandria, Louisiana, will be celebrating ...

July 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Abiding Grace soccer camp helps kids ‘Go for the Gold’

During the exciting summer of soccer we've had this year, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church got involved by hosting a soccer camp of its own.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Fishing club has first female member

In its 20 year history, the metro Atlanta fishing club The HAWG Hunters have had one woman join, and her name is Michelle Quarles.

July 11, 2016 | Darrell Anders | Recreation


NCRC opens registration for fall sports

With temperatures rising, it's hard to believe that summer is half over. With school soon ready to start, that means fall recreation sports will ...

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Newton County team brings home World Series trophy

Covington can now call itself home to a World Series champion.

July 11, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


YMCA Piranhas compete in district championship

With summer comes plenty of time for swimming, whether it's to cool down or for sport. Those in Newton County who swim competitively are ...

July 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


Young baseball all-stars get a taste of the World Series

The USSSA World Series was underway this week in Gulfport, Mississippi, and one young group of all-stars got a chance to partake in the fun.

July 05, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation


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Playing ball at City Pond

Two 12U teams collided Thursday evening despite a few drops of rain. We stopped by to get some shots of both teams during the contest and witness the future of baseball in Newton County.

June 14, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


How you should celebrate National Running Day

Invite your friends, family and colleagues to celebrate National Running Day tomorrow, June 3. Come and join us to run/walk anything from a mile along the Eastside Trail starting at the Covington Library.

June 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation


DCF to hold annual free football/cheerleading camp

The Dale Carter foundation will hold its annual football and cheerleader camp beginning June 16 and ending June 20 at Wolverine Field in Covington.

May 31, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


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


The Oaks is offering special packages during The Masters

The Masters tournament is the first week of April. The tournament, along with warm, spring weather, likely has you very excited for the 2015 golf season. The professional golfers should not be the only ones who get to have fun during the famous tournament; The Oaks is offering special golf packages for the entire week (April 4th, 2015 through April 12th, 2015) that The Masters tournament takes place.

March 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Recreation


GAMETIME

The popular Newton County sports/family entertainment center, GameTime, will have its grand reopening on Monday, January 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. families will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves at the center, with free admission. The entrance closes at 4 p.m., but the activities don't stop until 5 p.m.

January 17, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation


Gridiron gang

The Newton County Recreation 7-8 All-Star football team played in the Gridiron Bowl Saturday, Nov. 22 and beat Macon United in two blow-out games. The score of the first game was 14-0 and the second game was under the lights of Homer Sharp Stadium as Newton County won 25-0. The team played in Macon this weekend for their next tournament where they will play five or six teams in attempt to bring home another trophy. This team is composed of different star players from each 7-8 NCR regular season team. These boys have practiced 4-5 days a week since the ...

November 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


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


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