NCSO to increase patrols tonight
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.
Newton County Sheriff Joe Nichols noted that careful parents have kept accidents from happening in the last few years and he hopes the trend will continue through this Halloween. The NCSO is, however, asking parents and children to be respectful of homes with their lights off signaling that they may not welcome trick-or-treaters.
Nichols said a major concern for NCSO deputies is the supervision of small children who may roam into the streets without regard for traffic. Deputies will also be stepping up patrol in residential areas where