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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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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


Defense lifts Buckeyes over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the top half of the Newton County Recreation Commission Football Division III standings Monday night at Wolverine Field with a 40-14 victory over the Bulldogs.

October 22, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Robinson, Buckeyes run over Bulldogs

The Buckeyes rushed their way to a 36-16 victory Saturday at Wolverine Field over the Bulldogs in Division III Newton County Recreation Commission football action.

October 08, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Community build

The Newton Recreation Commission has announced that the Miracle League project will host its first Playground Community Build on Saturday, Oct. 26 at City Pond Park.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Miracle League gets its wish

The Newton County Recreation Commission received a boost to one of its top projects Tuesday, as the Covington Police Department donated a $10,000 check to the Commission for the development of a special-needs playground at Newton County's Miracle League Field.

October 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Bulldogs' defense thwarts Tar Heels

Hard-nosed defensed helped the Bulldogs to their third win of the season Monday night, as the Bulldogs defeated the Tar Heels 34-6 at Wolverine Field in Division II football action.

October 01, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


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