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.
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.
The 11-12-year old Elite Aces of Covington are truly what their name says they are - elite.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
Young athletes can learn the basics of the game from their coaches and parents, but some lessons are best learned from watching it done by experienced hands.
Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.
It doesn't have to be about winning, scholarships, money and notoriety.
The Newton County Recreation Department and Oxford College of Emory have partnered for the first time to bring the community a new tennis experience.
Jesse Johnston has become a fixture with Newton County Recreation Commission sports during the 24 years he's been coaching there.
The game of golf takes more than just keeping the ball on the fairway and limiting your putts. It also requires a certain amount of etiquette synonymous with the gentleman's game.
Christian Davies of Flint Hill Elementary finished in third place for the boys' 10-11 age group and Shay Aiken of East Newton, finishing in fourth place for the 8-9 age group.
The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 is fortunate enough to hold the county, district and state championships of the 2013 Hoop Shoot, and three Newton County elementary students are fortunate enough to compete in all three events.
With 67 elementary school students showing their stuff from the free-throw line, Sunday's Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot was a fierce competition with 10 participants moving on to the district level.
With 11 players on each side of the ball, football requires the melding of different personalities, no matter what level of skill or age.
Covington is known for its picturesque scenes and iconic square with the courthouse and nearby church steeples reaching skyward.
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."
One of Covington's biggest annual events is here once again.
Rockdale, Ga., Post 77 opened its elimination game against Fort Pierce, Fla., Post 358 in the Southeast Regional on Friday on a roll.