The Board of Education is as open as it will ever be, as three incumbent-less seats are coming up for election in November.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
District 5 Board of Education hopeful Travis Price has withdrawn from the race.
Rev. James T. Walden has withdrawn his name in the heavily contested District 5 Board of Education race.
Three members of the Newton County Board of Education will not be seeking re-election. Cathy Dobbs, who has served as the District 3 representative on the board for the last eight years said that since her youngest son is graduating high school this year, she feels like this is the "right time" to finish her term. "It has been a great experience for me," said Dobbs in an e-mail, "challenging at times, but a positive ...