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2010 Voter's Guide - D2 BOC

The Covington News wants to help you make a definitive decision at the ballot box. Use this guide along with our Election 2010 feature at CovNews.com to help you determine who will be the best candidate for the job.

We asked both candidates the following questions: 1. What is your definition of success in life? 2. Do you own an iPod or other mP3 player? Why or why not? If you do own one, what's playing on it? 3. Do you own an iPad or other tablet device? Why or why not? 4. Who is your political role ...

October 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


J.C. Henderson elected to 5th term

Democratic incumbent J.C. Henderson was elected to a fifth consecutive term as District 4 county commissioner Tuesday, defeating challenger Kenneth Hardeman by gathering 56.63 percent of the 1,049 votes cast.

July 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Sims defeats Simmons for District 2 seat

Challenger Lanier Sims defeated incumbent Earnest Simmons in Tuesday's Democratic primary for county commission District 2. Sims garnered a total of 55.5 percent of the 839 votes cast.

July 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Primary decides: 2 Democrats vie for BOC District 4 seat

Below are five questions, specific to Newton County District 4, which were asked to Democratic incumbent J.C. Henderson and Democratic challenger Kenneth Hardeman. District 4 contains much of the western and northern parts of Covington and all of Oxford. Respondents were asked to limit their answers to 200 words or less.

July 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Chamber hosts BOC candidates Q&A

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held the Primary season's final political forum at the Covington Branch Library Thursday, playing host to 2010 Newton County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education candidates. Each set of candidates was asked one question by the chamber, followed by questions from the audience.

Below are the questions asked to the BOC candidates and their responses. District 2 challengers Democrat Lanier Sims and Republic Rickie Corley did not attend. To read the responses from the BOE candidates continue to check covnews.com.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOC candidates face off at Voter’s League forum

Candidates for Newton County Board of Commissioner, Districts 2 and 4, and District 95 State Representative seat squared off at Tuesday night's Newton County Voter's League political forum.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Chamber to host political forum

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a political candidate forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday at the Covington Branch Library.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOE, BOC forums on June 21, 29

The Newton County Voters League is hosting two separate forums to accommodate the more than 20 candidates running for local and state races.

July 16, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Candidates violate local sign ordinances

As the campaign trail heats up, candidates and their volunteers are breaking local ordinances by placing political signs on public property.

July 04, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOC candidates give background at Monday forum

Newton County voters got their first public opportunity Monday night to hear from candidates for the Newton County Board of Commissioners at a forum hosted by Smart Growth Newton County.

June 30, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOC District 4 - J.C. Henderson (D, Incumbent)

District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson officially announced Friday that he would be running for a fourth straight term on the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

May 02, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Kenneth Hardeman to run for D4 BOC

District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson will face competition in the July 20 Democratic primary, as local educator Kenneth Hardeman announced he will vie for the seat.

April 25, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOC District 2 - Lanier Sims (D)

The District 2 Board of Commissioners race is becoming ever more crowded as business owner and county planning commission member Lanier Sims announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat.

April 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


BOC District 2 - Rickie Corley (R)

 Former Board of Education member Rickie Corley will seek the 2010 Republican nomination for the District 2 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

March 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman


Simmons plans to seek reelection

County commissioner Earnest Simmons formally announced his intentions to seek re-election for District 2 in 2010.

September 05, 2009 | Amber Pittman | BOC Chairman


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