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Newton County's voter turnout for Tuesday's Primary Election was the lowest it's been since at least 2008, as 18.45 percent of the county's 55,141 active, registered voters cast ballots.
Sonya Hunte is contesting Newton County's longest serving commissioner, incumbent J.C. Henderson, for the District 4 Board of Commissioners seat on the Democratic side of the 2014 election.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
With the May 20 Primary seemingly around the corner, and early voting beginning April 28, state and local candidates are working to sway voters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.