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Johnson wins BOE District 2

Eddie Johnson took a lead in the Board of Education voting for District 2 early on Tuesday night and held on to it to secure the seat.

"I'm honored that the people in District 2 trusted me going forward with educational excellence for their kids," Johnson said. "I'll do my very best to uphold such an honor. I will work tirelessly for the betterment of Newton County School System."

November 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Board of Education


Johnson, Corley square off

October 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Board of Education


Turner re-elected to BOE

Longtime educator Franklin Perry, a former school superintendent, faced longtime incumbent Almond Turner, assistant chief of police for Covington. The two natives went back and forth in debates, but Turner won with 1,156 votes, and will be the next board members as there is no Republican candidate.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Board of Education


Board of Education - District 3

Kevin Wade, Republican

October 17, 2010 | | Board of Education


Board of Education - District 5

Abigail Morgan Coggin, Republican

October 17, 2010 | | Board of Education


Board of Education, District 3 Democrat Q&A

For Shakila Henderson-Baker and James Johnson, Jr., Tuesday's run-off will determine which of them will run for the Newton County Board of Education District 3 seat as the Democratic candidate against Republican Kevin Wade. Both candidates answered five questions from The News; some of Henderson-Baker's responses were cut for length.

August 08, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


Meadors surges to runoff in BOE race

Jeffrey Meadors and Dale M. Thompson will face each other in an Aug. 10 runoff for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat, while Shakila Henderson-Baker and James Johnson, Jr. will vie again for the District 3 seat on the board.

July 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


Hopefuls take questions at BOE forum

Nearly all of the candidates in the crowded race for the Newton County Board of Education spoke at a political forum sponsored by the Newton County Voter's League Tuesday night, answering questions about subjects such as school uniforms, teacher retention and budgets.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


Candidates for County Commissioner, BOE positions to speak at Smart Growth Newton County event

Smart Growth Newton County will host a Candidates forum on June 28 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at the Washington Street Community Center which is located at 4138 School Street. All candidates for the office of Newton County Commissioner as well as all candidates for the Newton County Board of Education are invited to participate. At this time it is anticipated that due to the large number of candidates there will be no time for "question and answer." Rather, each candidate will be given a 3- or 4-minute opportunity to introduce himself or herself to the ...

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Board of Education


BOE District 1 - Ronald Hart (R)

Ronald Cary Hart has qualified to run for the District 1 seat, which is being vacated by Johnny Smith, of the Newton County Board of Education.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 1 - Jeffrey Meadors (R)

Jeffrey Meadors, dual enrollment coordinator for Georgia Perimeter College's Newton and Rockdale campuses, has announced his intention to run for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat on the Republican ticket. Council member Johnny Smith, who currently holds the seat, has announced that he does not plan to run again after six years in office.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 1 - Dale M. Thompson (R)

Dale M. Thompson said that his decision to run for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat, being vacated by Johnny Smith, was due to a lack of candidates with his level of experience having qualified in the district.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 3 - Toney D. Collins

Toney D. Collins is running for the BOE because he wants to have a say in the changes affecting his teacher wife and his two school-aged children.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Board of Education


BOE District 3 - Pamela Consuegra (D)

The District 3 race for the Newton County Board of Education seat being vacated by Cathy Dobbs is gearing up to be a tough one, with four people having qualified.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education


BOE District 3 - Shakila Henderson-Baker (D)

Shakila Henderson-Baker is running for the District 3 seat on the Newton County Board of Education, and she believes she has a leg up on the other candidates for Board of Education - she has school-aged children.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Board of Education


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