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BOE District 3 - James Johnson Jr. (D)

The Board of Education is as open as it will ever be, as three incumbent-less seats are coming up for election in November.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Board of Education


BOE District 3 - Kevin Wade (R)

Newton County Board of Education District 3 hopeful Kevin Wade said that he decided to run for the seat for his 4-year-old son Ashton who will begin Pre-Kindergarten next year.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 3 - Christine Young-Brown (D)

Christine Young-Brown is the fourth democratic candidate to qualify for the increasingly crowded District 3 BOE seat. She said she's running because she feels the current board was neither effective nor connected to the public, and she wants a better school system for her two children.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Board of Education


BOE candidate reveals misdemeanor charge

Christine Brown-Young, a Board of Education hopeful for District 3, revealed to The News that she has a case pending against her for simple battery against Liberty Middle School Principal Victor Lee. The charges stem from a heated episode near the end of last year.
She, a friend and another parent met with the LMS principal and her daughter's math resource teacher regarding an allegation of inappropriate language and racially insensitive comments he made in a class. During the meeting, which Brown-Young recorded without the knowledge of the other parties, all speakers remained composed for the first 45 minutes ...

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 5 - Abigail Morgan-Coggin (R)

Abigail Morgan-Coggin is the third person to announce plans to run for the Newton County Board of Education seat in District 5, which is being vacated by current board member Dr. C.C. Bates.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 5 - Sharon Sawyer (D)

Though Sharon Sawyer's five children have all completed their education in the Newton County School System, she has three young grandchildren under the age of 6.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Board of Education


Dist. 5 hopeful Price withdraws from BOE race

District 5 Board of Education hopeful Travis Price has withdrawn from the race.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


Walden drops out of BOE race

Rev. James T. Walden has withdrawn his name in the heavily contested District 5 Board of Education race.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


Dobbs, Bates, Smith to leave BOE this year

Three members of the Newton County Board of Education will not be seeking re-election.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


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