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Movies, TV bring bucks for Newton

COVINGTON -- Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Hunter Hall said the Chamber is now approaching tourism in the area as an existing industry. During his presentations to the Newton County Board of Commissioners and Covington City Council this week, he said television and film tourism has had a major impact on the area's economic development.

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Tourism boosted by TV, films

COVINGTON — Tourism Director Clara Deemer had good news to report to the Covington City Council on Monday night.

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Tourism boosted by TV, films

COVINGTON -- Tourism Director Clara Deemer had good news to report to the Covington City Council on Monday night."I just want to tell you tourism is alive and well in Newton County," Deemer said. There has been a 25 percent increase in the number of visitors to the Covington-Newton County Convention Visitors Center from January to October 2009 for the same time period in 2010, Deemer said.

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