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BOE swears in veteran, newcomer

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Board of Education Member Eddie Johnson, left, is sworn in Tuesday evening by Judge Horace Johnson, right, as Eddie's wife Willinne Johnson holds the Bible during his swearing in.

Posted: January 13, 2009 7:24 p.m.
Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new councilmember Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.

Turner, who has been a member of the board since 2000, ran unopposed in last year's general election for the Dist. 4 seat. Johnson, a former NCSS bus driver and phone company manager, defeated 12-year veteran Rickie Corley for the Dist. 2 seat in the Nov. 4 election.

"It's an honor and a real pleasure to be a member of this board and I just hope I can fulfill the investment and thought the public has entrusted in me to do so," Johnson said.

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