Anderson Bailey BOE Appointment

Newton County BOE Appoints Anderson Bailey to Fill Unexpired Term of Almond Turner
Posted on 09/16/2020
Anderson BaileyBy unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education appointed Mr. Anderson Bailey to fill the unexpired term of the late, District 4 representative, Almond Turner, Tuesday evening. Mr. Turner passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2019. Mr. Anderson Bailey ran for the open seat on the Board of Education and recently won an August runoff for the Democratic primary. He is unopposed in the November election so the presumptive winner would not officially take office until January 2021. His appointment allows him to assume the board position to fulfill the remainder of Turner’s term after which he will begin his own term of office in January.

According to Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey, Mr. Baily will be sworn into office later this month.

“While we miss Mr. Turner tremendously, we know he would want us to move forward to assure the residents of Newton County’s District 4 are represented on our board,” said Fuhrey. “We look forward to working with Mr. Bailey, and we welcome him wholeheartedly to the NCSS team.”

Anderson Bailey is a native of Covington, Georgia. He graduated from Newton County Comprehensive High School in 1979. After his graduation, Mr. Bailey entered the U.S Army, where he served three years of active duty. In 1982, Mr. Bailey then enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard and served for 20 years. During his time in the military, Mr. Bailey served as Cavalry Scout, Administration Clerk, and Communication Chief/Platoon Sergeant before retiring at the rank of a Staff Sergeant.

Mr. Bailey has been employed by the City of Covington for 14 years. He currently serves as a city meter reader. Mr. Bailey attended the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government and completed his certificate. He has served as the Ministry of Music for Murray CME Church for the past six years. In addition, Mr. Bailey has been actively involved with the Newton County Recreation Department as a coach, referee, and umpire; he has also served 20- plus years as a high school official.

Mr. Bailey is married to Mrs. Angela Bailey; they will celebrate 38 years of marriage this November. The Baileys have three children—Courtney, Yasmine, and Anderico –and two grandchildren—Jaylin Gunn and Parker Bailey.

Mr. Bailey stated he was excited to join the Newton County Board of Education to work “to provide the very best quality of education for all children throughout Newton County.”