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Sheriff's Office to hold more gun safety classes

COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office has announced that 21 residents have completed the "Class 10-01," graduating from the first Citizens' Firearm Safety Course for 2010.

The second opportunity to take the two-part class, "Class 10-02," will be from 8 a.m. to noon July 10 and 17.

The classes will include information on laws governing use of deadly force, firearm safety at and away from the firing range, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semi-automatic pistols and work on the NCSO firing range.

Registration forms for the July classes can be picked up at the Newton County Law Enforcement Center administration building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those selected to participate will be notified by e-mail or mail.

Participants must be at least 21 years old, consent to and pass a criminal background check, produce a valid Georgia driver's license and supply their own firearm and ammunition.

For more information, call Firearms Range Master Deputy Wayne Scott at 678-625-1542 or Agency Training Coordinator Lt. Paul Gunter at 678-625-1444.