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Q & A with the Covington candidates
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The Covington mayor's race has dominated the conversation this election season, but partially lost in the shuffle are the two contested East Ward council races.

The Covington News and Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce combined efforts and asked each of the council candidates seven questions apiece. Selected responses from each candidate are included below, while the full set of responses will be on

The mayor's race is also included, and Ronnie Johnston and Bobby Sigman were asked six questions apiece.

Early voting is taking place until 5 p.m. Friday at the Newton County Board of Elections, 1113 Usher St. NW. Voting on Election Day, Nov. 8, will take place at Covington City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Click on the candidates' name below to read their respective reponses:

East Ward Post 2:
Candidate Ronald Martin
Incumbent Mike Whatley

East Ward Post 3:
Candidate Lamar Brown
Incumbent Keith Dalton

Candidate Ronnie Johnston
Candidate Bobby Sigman