The Newton County School System held their annual Teacher of the Year reception Thursday evening and announced that Cousins Middle School music teacher Christine Kraemer has been chosen as Newton County's TOTY for 2009.
Though the race was close from the beginning the unofficial results without final absentee ballets from the Newton County Board of Election show that Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Ezell Brown will be the next sheriff of Newton County.
In an effort to allow their students to become involved in the electoral process, Heard-Mixon Elementary School organized a Mock Election Thursday. Students of all ages were asked to participate and vote for the candidate they thought would be the best president.
With Halloween coming on a Friday this year, law enforcement is urging citizens to beware of additional foot and motor traffic around Newton County as little ghosts and goblins scurry around town in search of treats.
Additionally, the Georgia State Patrol is cautioning drivers to be prepared, noting that traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this Halloween with more motorists on the roads for the weekend with trick-or-treating, high school football games and the Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Saturday night when citizens reported that a silver Impala was wandering over the road on Interstate 20 East and slamming on its brakes.