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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.