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Gridiron gang

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 ...

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Updated: nov. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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Clingerman breaks the mold

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.”

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 7:43 p.m. | Updated: nov. 15, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Angler of the Year four times in a row

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.

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Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:40 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Standing in the Hall of Fame

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:

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Posted: nov. 01, 2014 8:44 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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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. 

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:31 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 5:33 p.m.
Hunting: The season is here

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 ...

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 4:15 p.m. | Updated: oct. 11, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Hard work and humility

Hard work and humility

Newton County has seen many of its standout athletes go on to play sports at the college level. Keith Davis was one of those athletes.

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Posted: oct. 04, 2014 10:35 p.m.
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