Sunday, February 20, Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M BOFTA YIMAM.
THIS IS A LATE EDITION OF EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.

MACON COUNTY'S CORONER GROVER BARFIELD RULED THE DEATHS OF A PAIR FOUND DEAD FRIDAY NIGHT--- A MURDER SUICIDE.
HE IDENTIFIED THE COUPLE AS .. 70-YEAR-OLD COLONEL RILEY... AND 60-YEAR-OLD CORINE RILEY OF OGLETHORPE.
BARFIELD SAYS THEY WERE FOUND DEAD IN THE GARAGE AREA OF THEIR HOME... LOCATED ON REUBEN ODOM ROAD.
HE SAYS HE RECEIVED THE CALL JUST AFTER SIX-O-CLOCK FRIDAY... BUT SAYS THEY LIKELY DIED EARLIER IN THE DAY.
BARFIELD WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE DEATHS.
CALLS TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WERE NOT RETURNED.

A MISSOURI MAN IS CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A LIVE MACON METH LAB.

THE JONES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS 27-YEAR-OLD DARRELL PORTER IS CHARGED WITH ONE FELONY COUNT OF MANUFACTURING METH.
HE'S BEING HELD IN THE JONES COUNTY JAIL.

DEPUTIES WORKED THE SCENE ON PHILLIPS DRIVE FOR SEVERAL HOURS TODAY.
POLICE FOUND PORTER MAKING THE CHEMICALS IN THE TRAILER'S BATHROOM.
LIEUTENANT JIMMY BLACK SAYS IT WAS A RENTED PROPERTY... WHERE PORTER'S GIRLFRIEND LIVED.
HE SAYS PORTER WAS PLANNING TO PICK HER UP AND TAKE HER TO MISSOURI.

BLACK SAYS THEY'VE BEEN INVESTIGATING PORTER FOR ABOUT A WEEK.

CENTRAL GEORGIANS ARE REMEMBERING THE LATE STATE REPRESENTATIVE KENNETH BIRDSONG.
ACCORDING TO FAMILY... BIRDSONG DIED YESTERDAY FROM A HEART ATTACK.

MANY SAY... BIRDSONG'S MOST PROMINENT CONTRIBUTIONS WERE ON BEHALF OF VETERANS.
BIRDSONG WAS A VETERAN OF WORLD WAR-TWO AND KOREA... AND HELPED PUSH FOR THE LAW AUTHORIZING THE FIRST STATE VETERAN'S CEMETERY... AND FUNDING FOR AN ALZHEIMER'S WING AT THE GEORGIA WAR VETERANS HOME.
FORMER BIBB COUNTY CHAIRMAN LARRY JUSTICE SAYS HE WILL REMEMBER THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS... AS A MAN WHO TOOK CARE OF HIS CONSTITUENTS.

JUSTICE "YOU ALWAYS WANT TO THINK THAT YOU'VE MADE SOME TYPE OF MAJOR MARK IN HISTORY BY YOUR SERVICE AND I THINK HE HAS DONE THAT.."

BIRDSONG WAS 83.
HIS SON K-O BIRDSONG SAYS THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS A HEART ATTACK... BUT SAYS HIS FATHER WAS ALSO BATTLING NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA.

VISITIATION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW... FROM FIVE P-M TO EIGHT P-M... AT HART'S MORTUARY ON CHERRY STREET.
THE FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AT 11 A-M... ALSO AT THEIR CHERRY STREET LOCATION.

THE BURIAL IS SET FOR TWO-30 P-M AT THE GEORGIA VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY IN MILLEDGEVILLE.
HARTS MORTUARY SAYS THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
MORE EYEWITNESS NEWS CONTINUES AFTER THE BREAK.

HERE'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S WINNING CASH 3 NUMBERS AT MIDDAY...
THEY ARE....

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