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COVINGTON — A 30-year-old Covington man is being held on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of another man.

According to the Covington Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel on Alcovy Road Wednesday shortly after 9 p.m. Officers arrested suspect Terry Yates of a First Street address. Detectives then worked through the night interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence. Early Thursday morning officers were able to locate the murder weapon in a field off Rocky Plains Road.

Police are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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