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Live Stream of the State School Superintendent Seat Forum at Peachtree Academy

The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local conservative group, are hosting the final of their three primary forums, this one for the crowded state school superintendent seat, at 7 p.m., tonight at Peachtree Academy's Covington campus, 14101 U.S. Highway 278.

April 04, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Election


Live Stream of the 10 District Congressional Forum

March 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


The News, conservative group host local forum

With U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, deciding to seek Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat, a crowded field of Republicans is lining up to take his 10th district seat, which represents the eastern half of Newton County.

March 15, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


State House 112 Forum Video at Peachtree Academy

March 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Slate of 2014 candidates set

The slate of county, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia in 2014 is set after qualifying ended noon Friday, and Newton County voters may experience a few cases of déjà vu, in addition to seeing some new candidates entering the scene.

March 08, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


Full list of local, state, federal candidates

The slate of local, state and federal candidates seeking office in Georgia is set after qualifying ended at noon today. Check out the full list of races involving Newton County below. (A bolded "P" by the seat means there will be a contested primary election on May 20.)

March 07, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


Henderson, Handel to meet with voters

With the May 20 Primary seemingly around the corner, and early voting beginning April 28, state and local candidates are working to sway voters.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


State house 112 forum is tonight

One of Newton County's most important state legislative seats is up for grabs this year, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance are hosting a forum tonight for the public.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


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Incumbent Dunn wins in Mansfield

In an unusual race that saw two sitting Mansfield council members running against each other, Post 4 incumbent Councilwoman Lisa Dunn defeated Councilman Larry Cummins, who switched seats to run against Dunn.

November 05, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


Q and A with candidate Maurice Carter

This is the last week for early voting for council seat races in Covington and Mansfield; the election is Nov. 5 at each respective city's town hall.

October 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Election


Brown announces run for Congress

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown is mounting a 2014 Democratic primary challenge to incumbent Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, saying the four-term representative has become complacent and only follows the Democratic Party line instead of introducing his own legislation.

October 24, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Election


Newton resident, Conyers sue each other

Newton County resident Olivia Ware has filed a formal lawsuit against the city of Conyers, which in turn filed a lawsuit againt Ware for "abusive litigation" after she attempted to run for mayor.

September 28, 2013 | Michelle Kim | Election


Full and final local election results

Update (11:45 p.m.): The unofficial election results have been finalized. Provisional ballots must still be counted; the official and complete election results will be available at the end of the week.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Election


Gay marriage, legal marijuana approved

Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and Washington state legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

November 07, 2012 | DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer | Election


Obama powers to big re-election win

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and triumphing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

November 07, 2012 | DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent | Election


Republicans renew House of reps control

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans had renewed control of the House within their grasp early Wednesday as the two parties traded gains from the Eastern seaboard to the Southwest.

November 07, 2012 | ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | Election


Hint of economic optimism helped Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

November 07, 2012 | CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | Election


Barack Obama wins re-election in tight race

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

As of press time Tuesday night Barack Obama won in Newton County with 21,844 votes, while Mitt Romney had 20,979.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Election


Davis wins re-election for coroner

Newton County voters have spoken, and Tommy Davis has been elected as coroner once again. Republican Davis had 21,675 votes to Democrat Robert L. Bradley's 19,589.

"I look forward to serving four more years for the citizens of Newton County," Davis said at the Board of Elections. "It is an honor to serve as their county coroner. The trust and confidence they put in me will increase my dedication and commitment to them and the job I do."

November 07, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Election


Romney wins in West Virginia

Mitt Romney has captured West Virginia and its five electoral votes.

November 06, 2012 | Associated Press | Election


Obama projected to win re-election

NBC, CNN and Fox News now all report that they project Barack Obama to be re-elected president.

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Election


State and federal election results

The Covington News will update this page throughout the night as precints report their final numbers. Check back often as the historic 2012 Election season comes to a close. For Local Election results, Click Here. For Presidential Election Results, Click Here.

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Election


Hear from voters on Election Day 2012

Election Day 2012 is finally here.

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Election


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