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Two BOE members seeking re-election

COVINGTON - Two of the five seats on the Newton County Board of Education are up for election this year and both members are planning to seek re-election.

District 2 board member Rickie L. Corley and District 4 member Almond Turner are hoping to return to the board for another four years.

The seats held by the other board members - C.C. Bates, Cathy Dobbs and Johnny Smith - are not up for re-election this year.

Both Corley and Turner, who are serving their third four-year terms, said they intend to seek re-election for their board seats.

So far, no other candidates have announced their intention to seek a position on the BOE.

Those interested in running for election to the Newton County Board of Education can qualify at the Newton County Board of Elections offices, which are located at 1113 Usher St., Suite 103, in Covington.

The qualifying period begins at 9 a.m. April 28 and lasts until noon May 2.

Unregistered voters who would like to vote at their assigned precinct in the general primary on July 15 have until June 16 to register.

If no board candidate receives a majority vote, a runoff will be held Aug. 18.

The general election is Nov. 4.

Anyone with questions regarding qualifying or voting should call the Newton County Board of Elections at 770-784-2055.

Michelle Floyd can be reached at michelle.floyd@newtoncitizen.com.