Local school boards celebrate School Board Appreciation Week

Qualifying for the Newton Board of Education District 4 seat to replace the late Almond Turner is set for March 2 to March 7.

COVINGTON Newton County Board of Education Chairwoman Shakila Henderson-Baker announced Tuesday night that the board will not appoint a member to the 4th District seat to succeed the late Almond Turner.

“I said it once and I will say it again, Mr. Turner was legendary to this community, and legends never die,” said Henderson-Baker. “We are grateful for his fairness, his commitment to public education and his ability to serve our children as a public servant and not a politician. There will never be another Almond Turner. With that being said, if he was with us today, he would be getting ready to re-qualify for his seat...”

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Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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