Welcome to Covington

Parents and fans of the 12 teams lucky enough to earn a spot in the Dixie Boys World Series were officially welcomed to Covington on Friday night with a celebration on the Square. The Statesboro Blues Band kicked things off with a concert and there was plenty of free watermelon, popcorn, Crackerjacks and other traditional ballpark snack foods. The double-elimination series will be played through Thursday at the City Pond Park Complex.