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Election night 2016 results

Polls closed at 7 p.m. and walk-in ballots were expected at the Newton County Board of Elections (BOE) office after 8 p.m.

November 09, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


The Latest: Democratic Sen. Bennet wins re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):

November 08, 2016 | Associated Press | ELECTION 2016


US Sen. Johnny Isakson wins re-election in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local):

November 08, 2016 | Annette Godwin | ELECTION 2016


Marcello Banes claims BOC chair

According to unofficial results released by the Georgia Secretary of State's (SOS) office Tuesday, Democrat Marcello Banes claimed the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Chairman position with 50.24 percent of the vote making him the first African American to hold the position in Newton County.

November 08, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | ELECTION 2016


More than 22,000 cast ballots in early voting

Early voting for the 2016 General Election reached high numbers in Newton County as voting lines continuously poured out of the two polling locations throughout the process.

November 08, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Cowan will run unopposed in the November elections

Three Republicans were the only candidates who entered the race for the District 5 Commissioner seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC). After the May 24 primaries, when none of the candidates received 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election, was scheduled for last Tuesday.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016


Banes wins as Democrat candidate for Chair

The Democratic candidate for County Chair for the Board of Commissioners will be Marcello Banes, who received 51.40 percent of the vote. The total number of votes cast was 2778, with 1,428 for Banes and 1,350 for Phil Johnson.

July 31, 2016 | Sandra Brands | ELECTION 2016


Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting has ended with a total of 3,431 people casting a vote in the 2016 primary election in Newton County.

May 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Chair candidates speak out on attorney, SWA

Newton County Chair candidates took to the horseshoe table at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, explaining their views on the special purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST), the county's solid waste, its legal services and its future planning during a forum sponsored by SmartGrowth Newton County, Newton Trails, The Covington News and the Newton Citizen.

April 30, 2016 | Brandon DeCosse | ELECTION 2016


The Covington News hosts Next Generation Forum

Candidates from all open Newton County offices in the 2016 election season sat in the horseshoe of the Historic Courthouse Sunday and faced a packed house and something that was a bit new - students from around Newton County.

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Photos: Citizens meet candidates, enjoy ice cream at Farm Bureau event

Citizens had a chance to meet candidates running for election in all the seats coming open in 2016 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's Ice Cream Social Thursday.

April 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


The News hosts forum with a look at our future

The decisions made by Newton County voters during the primary election, May 24 and general election, Nov. 8 will affect residents for decades to come, not just the next election cycle.

April 19, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Syphoe’s residency cleared by BOE

The Newton County Board of Elections declared Michael Syphoe eligible to run for Newton County chair in the 2016 election. The decision was made during Tuesday's meeting held at the county's Administration Building.

April 12, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Board of commissioner candidate forum to be held in courthouse

The six members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners make decisions that pave the way for almost everything that a resident of the county encounters or experiences while at, or near, their home.

April 09, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


Chair candidate’s eligibility to be discussed

The Newton County Board of Elections will discuss the residency of Newton County Chair candidate Michael Syphoe at its next meeting on April 12.

April 06, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | ELECTION 2016


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