As of Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Scott Walker an employee with Newton County Recreation Dept. who is the Maintence Supervisor adjust this one head on a sprinkler that is shooting liquid fertilizer thru the irragation system on the baseball fields at TLC. Walker takes care of all the fields in Newton county. There are at least 11-12 satillete parks throughout Newton County besides the main one's like TLC, City Pond, Stone Rd. and Wolferine. These fields at TLC are rented out to different baseball tournments thru out the year and so they are fertilizered once a month, watered other times. August 3rd there will be an opening ceremony held on the square in downtown Covington to kick off the Dixie Boys baseball held at City Pond. Covington/Newton County will be hosting this Dixie Boys south eastern states baseball.
Newton County Recreation Department’s Scott Walker was already sweating and his shirt was sticking to him Thursday morning as he saw to the watering of the baseball fields at the Turner Lake Complex. Actually, in addition to the water, Walker said liquid fertilizer had been added to the irrigation system, a treatment that takes place at all the rec fields at least once a month. Despite afternoon thundershowers, the triple digit temperatures of the past week have put a high demand on moisture for the department’s playing fields located throughout the county. Temperatures are expected to diminish slightly, but will continue in the high 90s next week.