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Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Election

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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Archive By Section - Election

Voters rise for Judge Ott

The only judge to be challenged this year, incumbent Judge John Ott faced opposition from Covington lawyer Stephanie Lindsey, best known for representing Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter in the recent school blogging lawsuit. However, Ott took the primary with 8,731votes.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Davis seeks re-election as coroner

For almost three decades, Tommy Davis has been in the funeral business, as deputy coroner since 2003 and coroner since 2009. The 44-year-old is running once again, all because of his love for Newton County.

July 17, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Election

Foursome faces off in Dist. 5 BOC forum

District 5 Republican board of commissioner candidates Ronnie Dimsdale, Wesley Dowdy, Levie A. Maddox and Jared Rutberg fielded questions Thursday about a proposed civic center, rails to trails and T-SPLOST at a Newton County GOP forum.

July 14, 2012 | Jared Williams | Election

Debates get heated at primary forum

There was plenty of disagreement at Thursday night's political forum, as challengers and incumbents alike sought to key in on perceived weaknesses and differentiate themselves from their opponents.

June 30, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Newborn could have special election

The Town of Newborn is planning to hold a special election during the July Primary in an effort to fill Post 2, which had no candidates run during last November's election.

March 17, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Candidates talk growth at forum

Leaders must focus on retaining and attracting businesses to the county while managing growth in a way that maintains Newton's character, candidates for office in Covington and Porterdale said at a forum Tuesday.

October 21, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Election

BOC District 2 - Winner: Lanier Sims

"It feels great, just to know the race is over and behind me. I want to thank God first, then I want to thank the three ladies in my life, my wife, mother and my sister. I couldn't do it without them," Sims said in a phone interview following the election. "I also want to thank Rickie Corley for being a standup guy and running a clean race."

November 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

BOE District 5 Winner: Abigail Morgan-Coggin

Abigail Morgan-Coggin's son Shaw had a request for his mother. If she won the election for the District 5 seat for the Newton County Board of Education, he wanted every Friday to be pizza Friday at school and for the day after Halloween to be declared a school holiday. With her win Tuesday night, she'll be able to take his requests before the rest of the board when she takes office in January.

November 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

BOE District 3 Winner: Shakila Henderson-Baker

It was an emotional week for Shakila Henderson-Baker. Although she won the seat for District 3 Newton County Board of Education on Tuesday, she lost her biggest supporter, her father. Henderson-Baker, a Democrat, ran a tight race against Republican Kevin Wade, with Henderson-Baker receiving 4,667 votes and Wade 3,321.

November 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

Final numbers for General Election


November 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Election

Final local election results

The following results are the final for election night. Results well become offical Friday.

November 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Election

Voter turnout good, no problems at polls

Newton County is having good voter turnout and no significant problems have been reported at precincts as of this afternoon said Elections Supervisor Donna Morrison.

November 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Candidates go door to door one last time

Candidates continue to pound the pavement this weekend, canvassing neighborhoods, greeting residents in shopping centers and making the rounds to area churches.

October 31, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

General Election Preview - State Representative 110

Rudy Cox - Democrat

October 24, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Nathan Deal visits Newton County

When asked to simplify Georgia's gubernatorial race, Republican Nathan Deal said he's the best candidate because of his extensive legal and political background and his conservative promise to not increase residents' tax burden.

Deal spoke for 15 minutes to a small group of prominent local Republicans at a lunch event Friday at Smiley's Restaurant in Porterdale. The event was hosted by a local committee supporting Deal for governor.

October 15, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

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