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Staff Photo: Barbara Knowles
NCSO Firearms Instructor Deputy Walt Taylor, left, gives instructions on how to approach a suspect barricaded at the top of a stairwell. “They call this Death Alley,” he said as he led the team up the stairs. 

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Sheriff's Office personnel train for shooter situation

COVINGTON — Newton County Sheriff's Office personnel were in a training session last week, learning skills they hope they won't ever need to use. They've met at Newton Baptist Church on Jack Neely Road and played out scenarios demonstrating danger to victims and officers, alike.

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