NCSO to in­crease pa­trols tonight

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Am­ber Pittman

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

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