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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


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Hurricanes shut out Jackets 21-0

The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Hurricanes shut out the Jackets Monday night at Wolverine Field, winning 21-0.

September 17, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Tide takes victory over Longhorns

The Newton County Recreation Commission Division II Tide earned a 19-6 win over the Longhorns Monday night at Wolverine Field.

September 10, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


County Rec teams start season

The Newton County Recreation Commission football season opened the 2013 football season last night at Turner Lake Football Field.

September 03, 2013 | Matt Smith | Recreation


Covington team named national champs

After tearing through the Newton County Recreation Commission's 9-10-year-old basketball league, the Covington Hoyas are now national champions.

July 16, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Women needed on golf courses

Decades after the women's liberation movement, one would think females would make up more than just 20 percent of active golfers.

July 11, 2013 | Lisa Vaught | Recreation


On the path to Williamsport

In its second year of existence the Newton County Recreation Commission's Little League team is one step closer to Williamsport, Pa., and the Little League World Series.

July 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Dixie Boys back in Covington

Another summer, another Dixie Boys tournament descends on City Pond Park this weekend.

July 11, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Ashton Hills named among best

Throughout the nine months Indian Creek Golf Course was closed to transition into Ashton Hills Golf Club, Bryan Raines and his staff were hard at work making a golf course they could be proud of.

July 03, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Eagles, birdies and geese at The Oaks

You'll find a lot more Audubon life than just birdies and eagles at the Oaks Course.

June 27, 2013 | Jackie Shulz | Recreation


The Great Onehandbino

Nike built a whole campaign around the saying "chicks dig the longball," and fathers have helped their sons overcome minor injuries with their own saying, "chicks dig scars" for generations.

June 22, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Buckhault powers Post 77

Eastside's Keith Buckhault drove in eight runs combined in Rockdale Post 77's first two games of the American Legion POW/MIA Tournament in Douglasville this weekend.

June 15, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Guiding Covington’s youth

For Michael Wilbanks, it's all about helping kids.

June 13, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Junior Camp helps green golfer reach par

The first Junior Camp held last week at The Oaks Course in Covington, was a huge success. Participants ranging in age from 6 to 16 arrived with various skill levels, including some who had never held a golf club and those who played golf throughout high school. They left with a great experience and knowledge about the game.

June 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Recreation


Tournament time for All-Star teams

The Newton County Recreation Commission's baseball and softball seasons are wrapping up, but it's not time to put the bats and balls away just yet.

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Recreation


Keys to successful pitch shots

This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.

June 06, 2013 | | Recreation


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