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Panthers look strong in opener

On a beautiful sunny day for soccer at the RYSA complex in Conyers, coach Ken Van Ness and his 2014 Peachtree Academy Panthers took down conference foe Furtah Prep 7-0, in a home game that saw the Panthers excel in every phase of the game.

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Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Peachtree Academy sets off season

Peachtree Academy sets off season

The Panther volleyball team kicked off the 2014 season in high fashion with three -straight wins at home this past week.

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Posted: aug. 21, 2014 7:08 p.m. | Updated: aug. 21, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Covington stands out at Atlanta Motor Speedway

According to a press release, in this past weekend’s O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show 'N' Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there were multiple winners from Covington.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:53 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Local places in TBF World Championships

Local places in TBF World Championships

Harrison Norman is one of four siblings. Of the four, it took Harrison Norman the longest to figure out which sport was right for him, but it seems being a professional angler is where his heart is - and his talent.

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Posted: aug. 19, 2014 9:57 p.m. | Updated: aug. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Salem/Wildcats agreement on hold, “Back to School Jamboree” cancelled

According to Cindy Ball, executive director of information and community relations of Rockdale County public schools, the previously reported agreement between Salem and the Wildcats has not yet been finalized despite the press release stating that an agreement was finalized.

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Posted: aug. 14, 2014 3:28 p.m. | Updated: aug. 14, 2014 6:02 p.m.

Wildcats to call Salem home

Update: An agreement has not yet been finalized that Salem High School will be the new home venue of the Atlanta Wildcats for the 2014-2015 season, which starts in November.

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Posted: aug. 12, 2014 1:17 p.m.
A’s season ends at regionals

A’s season ends at regionals

All good things must come to an end, and end they did for the Covington Post No. 32 A’s as they exited the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament much earlier than anticipated. Post No. 32 traveled to Asheboro, North Carolina with high hopes of a strong showing, but a pair of losses sent them packing and they were headed back to Covington by day two of the tournament.

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Posted: aug. 09, 2014 8:24 p.m. | Updated: aug. 09, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Henderson wins at NBHA Championships

Henderson wins at NBHA Championships

Sydney Henderson, 12, of Covington won the 2014 National Barrel Horse Association Youth (NBHA) World Championships fourth division in Perry, Georgia that were held between July 19 - 26.

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Posted: aug. 02, 2014 3:40 p.m. | Updated: aug. 02, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Post 32 wins state  championship

Post 32 wins state championship

Before the American Legion baseball season even started, coach Bill Dallas had stated that one of his goals for the Covington Post No. 32 A’s was to win the Georgia State Championship. Dallas and his team did just that over the weekend by defeating Albany Post No. 30 by a score of 8-3 in the championship game that was contested on Monday morning.

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Posted: jul. 31, 2014 7:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 31, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Unyielding to cancer

According to costprojections.cancer.gov 2010 study, the average annual cost for males with brain cancer is $115,250 and the average annual cost for a female with breast cancer is $108,168. Crossfit Unyielding is hosting an event, ‘Unyielding to Cancer,’ for two friends, Lisa Baker who has stage three breast cancer and Hank Dunn who is terminally ill with stage four brain cancer.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 7:14 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Miller to bring great customer service to the Oaks Course

Miller to bring great customer service to the Oaks Course

The Oaks Course has its new pro in Gary Miller.

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Posted: jul. 29, 2014 7:10 p.m. | Updated: jul. 29, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Miracle League Complex delayed

Miracle League Complex delayed

Newton County’s first Miracle League complex has experienced a plethora of delays, and the grand opening originally set for the fall of 2014 will be delayed until January 2015. Although Miracle League consultant, Tamara Richardson, is still keeping her fingers crossed for a fall 2014 grand opening. The artificial turf was put down last week. If the Miracle League manages to keep its grand opening of January 2015, registration would begin in the spring. The complex is technically two years ahead of schedule because a loan from Newton Federal came early, ground breaking was moved up from an original ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:50 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Dominating the Georgia State Games

After the dust settled at the track and field Georgia State Games Championships, seven members of the Southeast Striders Track and Field Club representing Covington and Conyers had qualified for nationals.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2014 8:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 22, 2014 10:00 p.m.

A’s finish season with a pair of wins

The Post No. 32 Athletics finished its regular season American Legion schedule this week with victories over Peachtree City Post No. 50 and Douglasville Post No. 145 to improve its record to 15-2 on the year.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2014 2:27 p.m. | Updated: jul. 18, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Dark horse

Dark horse

Everything is the same. The Newton All-Stars have been doing the same thing they were doing before they were district champions, and that’s not changing anytime soon.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 7:56 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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Striders make nationals

School hasn’t started back quite yet, and coach BJ Kennedy has his track and field club staying busy this summer.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2014 7:48 p.m. | Updated: jul. 17, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Mask on hosting district championship

For the first time ever this past week, Newton County hosted the Little League district championship. Dwayne Mask, recreation administrator at Newton County Recreation talked with the Covington News for a couple minutes about his experience hosting the championship.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 5:29 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Defending champs win again

Defending champs win again

It was a hot Saturday morning with sunny skies and a slight breeze that appeared every 15 minutes or so to provide just a little comfort from the beaming sun. It’s easy to say this wasn’t a pitcher’s duel. In fact it was more like a home run derby – a highly entertaining championship game nonetheless.

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Posted: jul. 05, 2014 5:13 p.m. | Updated: jul. 05, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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