The Newton County Board of Education is set for next year.
Democrat Lanier Sims beat Ricky Corley by 165 votes in the race for District 2 Board of Commissioners in Tuesday's general election.
The city of Covington will enter into mediation with Dixie Jet Services, the fixed base operator of Covington Municipal Airport.
Porterdale posted the earliest election results in Newton County on Tuesday evening, reporting shortly after 7:30 p.m. that city residents approved a $10,000 homestead exemption referendum.
The Newton County School System and the Newton County Sheriff's Office are investigating an alleged assault on a student by a teacher at Liberty Middle School, officials have confirmed.
Newton County General Election Results
The city of Covington will enter into mediation with Dixie Jet Services, the fixed base operator of Covington Municipal Airport. The city council voted in September to terminate its contract with Dixie Jet. Ninety days notice is required for early termination, meaning the city is scheduled to take over operations at the airport in mid-December. City Attorney Ed Crudup said Dixie Jet is threatening litigation and Dixie Jet attorney John Strauss has requested the parties work out a solution through a professional mediator. For the full story, see Wednesday's Citizen.