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Election qualifying yields few surprises

COVINGTON -- There have been few surprises two days into qualifying for the Nov. 8 Municipal Election, as most candidates who have qualified announced weeks ago.

The following is a list of candidates who had qualified as of Tuesday afternoon:CovingtonMayor: Ronnie Johnston; Bobby Sigman

Post 1, West Ward: Janet Goodman (incumbent)

Post 2, East Ward: Mike Whatley (incumbent); Ronald Martin

Qualifying fees are $360 for mayor and $180 for council.

Covington's qualifying is handled by the Newton County Board of Elections and takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day through Friday in the Board of Elections Office at the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St.OxfordMayor: Jerry Roseberry (incumbent)

Post 1: Frank Davis (incumbent)

Post 2: George Holt (incumbent)

Post 3: Lyn Pace Jr.

The qualifying fee is $105 for mayor and $75 for each post seat.

Qualifying is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Friday at Oxford City Hall, located at 110 W. Clark St.PorterdaleMayor: Bobby Hamby (incumbent); Arline Chapman

Post 1: Anita Rainey

Post 2: Linda Finger (incumbent)

Fees are $35 for mayor and $15 for council posts.

Qualifying is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Friday at Porterdale City Hall located at 2400 Main St.NewbornNo candidates had qualified in Newborn as of press time.

Post 1 and Post 2 are open. Interested citizens should file a notice of candidacy at Town Hall, located at 4224 Ga. Highway 142, between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. through Friday, and pay a fee of $25.MansfieldNo candidates had qualified in Mansfield as of press time. The positions of mayor and posts 1,2 and 4 are up for election. Qualifying is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Wednesday, when City Hall is closed. Fees are $36 for mayor and $18 for council. City Hall is located at 3146 Ga. Highway 11.Social Circle in Walton CountyMayor: Hal Dally

District 4: Crenan Mills

Qualifying is taking place at the Office of the City Clerk at 166 N. Cherokee Road, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The qualifying fee for Social Circle mayor is $144. The council fee is $72.

A final list of candidates will be published in the Citizen's Sunday edition.

Staff Reporter Michelle Floyd contributed to this story.