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Covington 'Fuzz Run' begins Saturday
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The Covington Police 24th annual "Fuzz Run" begins Saturday at the Covington Police Department.

The race includes two events, starting with the "Fun Run" at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. In fact, it has been voted the best 5K in Georgia for the past four years.

There are 16 different age groups, giving each runner an equal opportunity.

For the 5K, several awards will be granted to the overall first place male and female runners, including masters, grand masters and awards for the top three places in each age group.

Each participant will receive a top quality short sleeve race shirt (guaranteed to pre-registered runners only). Prizes include unique police trophies and 100 other great door prizes.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the "Police Who Care" fund.

The course includes runs through scenic downtown Covington, and is well marked, supervised and certified, with splits each mile and water available near the one-mile and two-mile spots, including the finish line.

To register online, visit the Web site at or

For more information, call (770) 385-2145.


The 2007 Covington YMCA flag football season has almost arrived.

Deadline for signups is September 16. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, including the value of teamwork and fair play.

Participants must be at least four years old and no older than 13. Rules state that every child plays at least half of every game.

The member rate is $65, while non-member rates are $75 per player. Financial assistance is available. Game jerseys are provided by the YMCA.

Practices begin on or after September 24, while games will start on or after October 13.

Volunteer coaches are still needed. For more information, call Seth Wilson at (770) 787-3908 or send e-mail to


The 2007 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at 10 a.m. on September 21 at the Oaks Golf Course.

Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to a student from each of the local high schools - Alcovy, Eastside and Newton. The scholarship fund has a local board and is administered by The Community Foundation.

The event is currently accepting sponsorships, which will not only provide companies with an economical vehicle for advertising but also support the on-going commitment to the education of the youth in Newton County.

For a contribution of $100 that is tax deductible, the Newton Recreation Commission will make a sign with the company's name or individual's name. The sign will be placed on a green at the Oaks Golf Course. To sponsor a team of two, the fee is $150.

The registration cost is $150 per team (two-man scramble). It includes a cart, greens fee, lunch and prizes.

For additional information about this special event, call Newton Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey at (770) 786-4373 ext. 11.