Out­go­ing BOC mem­bers hon­ored Tues.

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

The New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers will hold a re­cep­tion to honor BOC Chair­man Kathy Mor­gan and com­mis­sion­ers Mort Ewing and Tim Flem­ing.

A dessert re­cep­tion will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tues­day, Dec. 18 at the New­ton County His­toric Court­house in the board­room on the third floor.

Mor­gan, who is the widow of former county chair­man Davis Mor­gan, made his­tory in 2008 as she be­came the first fe­male county elected chair. She will be re­placed by Repub­li­can Keith El­lis, who de­feated Demo­crat Mar­cus Jor­dan for the seat in Novem­ber. Mor­gan lost the pri­mary elec­tion to Jor­dan in the July pri­mary.

Com­mis­sioner Ewing, who an­nounced he would not seek re-elec­tion with a let­ter to the board in Jan­uary, has com­pleted his 12th year as a District 1 com­mis­sioner. Former State Sen. Repub­li­can John Dou­glas will re­place Ewing. Dou­glas won the va­cated seat against lawyer John Strauss.

Flem­ing, who was a first-time elected of­fi­cial in 2008, is the son of former District 3 Com­mis­sioner Ester Flem­ing. He made a de­ci­sion not to seek re-elec­tion for the District 5 seat ear­lier this year. Repub­li­can Le­vie Mad­dox, who will re­place him, beat Demo­crat Mar­cello Banes for the po­si­tion.

All three BOC mem­bers will at­tend their fi­nal board meet­ing for their term in of­fice fol­low­ing the re­cep­tion.

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