BOE Members Swearing-In

Two Newton Board of Education Members Sworn in for New Terms
Posted on 01/07/2021
BOE Swearing In CeremonyNewton County Board of Education members, Eddie Johnson and Anderson Bailey, were sworn in by Probate Court Judge Melanie Bell on January 7, 2021 to begin their new terms of office. Each was elected without opposition in the November 2020 general election.

Mr. Eddie Johnson-District 2 Representative
Mr. Eddie Johnson, the longest serving member of the Newton County Board of Education, will begin his fourth term of office, having first been elected in 2008. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Albany State University and held several managerial positions within AT&T before retirement. A proud military veteran, Mr. Johnson completed a three-year tour in the United States Army. In his retirement years, he drove a school bus for Newton County Schools before being elected to serve on the Board of Education.

Mr. Anderson Bailey-District 4 Representative
Mr. Anderson Bailey will begin his first full term on the Newton County Board of Education this year. He was appointed by the Newton County Board of Education in September 2020 to fill the unexpired term of the late, Almond Turner, who passed away unexpectedly. Mr. Bailey ran unopposed in the general election in November 2020 and will now begin his first full term. A native of Covington, Georgia, he graduated from Newton County Comprehensive High School in 1979. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, where he served three years in active duty. He then enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard and served 20 years. Mr. Bailey is currently employed by the City of Covington as a city meter reader.

“Congratulations to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Bailey as they begin their new terms,” said Samantha Fuhrey, Superintendent of Newton County School System. “I appreciate the hard work and commitment of our board members; the work of the school board is integral to the success of our students and our school system. The members of the Newton County Board of Education work tirelessly to ensure that the school system continues its forward progress. It is exciting that this team will continue to work together on behalf of our children and employees.”