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COVINGTON The Newton County Board of Education lost beloved long-term board member Almond Turner to a fatal shooting in late November. Now, the remaining members are responsible for appointing a new representative before the next school year.

Turner had served as the board’s District 4 representative since 1996. He was most recently re-elected in 2016 and was serving the last year of his term. He was expected to run for his seventh term in 2020.

Turner, who also retired from the Covington Police Department in 2016, was killed Nov. 23

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