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Covington YMCA accepting flag football signups
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The 2007 Covington YMCA flag football season has almost arrived.

The deadline for signups is September 16. Volunteer coaches are still needed.

Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, including the value of teamwork and fair play, while improving their skills.

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.

For more information, call Seth Wilson at (770) 787-3908 or send e-mail to


The Covington Police 24th Annual "Fuzz Run" begins at 8 a.m. on September 8 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.

Each participant will receive a top quality short sleeve race shirt (guaranteed to pre-registered runners only).

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

To register online, visit the Web site at or

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


The Eastside volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Tuesday night in Athens against Johnson and Cedar Shoals.

Against Johnson, the Lady Eagles were 0-2 (25-7, 25-16). Eastside also dropped two games to Cedar Shoals, 25-14 and 25-13.

"We still have some communication problems to work out," remarked Eastside head coach Angela Lewis, "but overall I was pleased with the way we played. Both teams we went up against were very skilled and had excellent players. We are still a young squad, but we are getting some game experience and improving with each match."

The Lady Eagles are 2-5 overall this season. Their next match is against Dacula at noon on September 8.


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

Golfers from Newton County and surrounding areas are invited to participate in the tournament.

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 ways to help sponsor this special event, call Newton Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey at (770) 786-4373 ext. 11.