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Marshall, Goddard visit Covington

In an election season that has all of the signs of being a watershed event nationally for the Democrats, Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA) is once again facing an uncomfortably close reelection race.

November 08, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Senate incumbent faces Democratic challenger

The race for the U.S. Senate has unexpectedly tightened in recent weeks in the wake of Wall Street's financial meltdown and a national recession, with a new poll showing incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss barely leading Democrat Jim Martin.

November 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

BOC Dist. 1 incumbent faces civil engineer

In the race for District 1 of the Board of Commissioners, Republican Mort Ewing promises to continue to provide fiscally conservative leadership on the board while his Democratic challenger, Mark Patrick, says that he will focus on transportation problems.

November 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Homestead referendum on the ballot

In all of the excitement over the presidential and county races, Newton County voters are reminded that they will also be asked to consider an expanded senior citizen homestead tax exemption when they cast their ballots in the general election.

November 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

District 3 candidates weigh in

Democrat Nancy Schulz and Republican Keith Mitcham have a lot in common – they are both the owners of small businesses in District 3 and both stress the importance of fiscal responsibility – but they differ in their views on how to bring more business to Newton County.

November 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Contest shaping up for District 5 seat

With the heatedness of last month seemingly behind them, the two candidates in the race for the Board of Commissioner's District 5 seat are buckling down in the last few weeks before the general election and have covered the county in campaign signs.

November 05, 2008 | By Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Nov. 4, 2008 Sample Ballot for Newton County


November 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008

Nov. 4, 2008 Sample Ballot for Newton County


November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008

Obama's grandmother dies 2 days before election

HONOLULU (AP) - Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

November 04, 2008 | By HERBERT SAMPLE, Associated Press Writer | Election 2008

Video of the Newton County Candidates Forum 2008

November 04, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Newcomers in Dist. 95 race

 Seeking to fill the vacated seat of Robert Mumford, real estate broker Toney Collins and marketing manager Erick Hunt are competing to represent District 95 in the Georgia House of Representatives.

November 02, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Chairman candidates prepared

The two candidates for county chairman - incumbent Republican Aaron Varner and his challenger, Democrat Kathy Morgan - both agree that the county will be facing rough financial waters in the coming months.

October 28, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

Sheriff candidates share views

With less than a month to go before the Nov. 4 election, sheriff candidates Lt. Ezell Brown and Lt. Bill Watterson are ready to go toe to toe to win over the voters in Newton County.

October 25, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Election 2008

New, active voters up in Newton

In the two years since the last general election, nearly 10,000 residents have registered to vote in Newton County or become active voters again, thanks in large part to the interest surrounding the presidential election.

October 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Election 2008

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