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.
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.
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.
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.
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.