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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M BOFTA YIMAM.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
FORMER MACON JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ACTING D-A WAYNE G-TILLIS DIED FROM AN APPARENT HEART ATTACK SATURDAY.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO D-A- GREG WINTERS.
A NEWS RELEASE SAYS TILLIS DIED WHILE VISITING HIS MOTHER IN FLORIDA.
TILLIS SERVED AS ACTING D-A FOR THE MACON JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FROM LAST JUNE THROUGH LATE DECEMBER.
THE RELEASE SAYS HE WORKED WITHIN THE CIRCUIT FOR 30 YEARS... MOSTLY AS AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
TILLIS ALSO SERVED IN THE U-S NAVY... AND IS A GRADUATE OF MERCER LAW SCHOOL.
GEORGIA POWER SAYS POWER IS BACK UP FOR ALL THEIR CUSTOMERS IN BIBB COUNTY TODAY.

YESTERDAY'S EF-ONE TORNADO TORE DOWN POWER LINES... AND SNAPPED TREES.
THE STORM DAMAGE DELAYED THEIR CREWS FROM REACHING SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS... HARDEST HIT.
GEORGIA POWER SAYS THE TORNADO CAUSED POWER OUTAGES... TO FOUR-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS IN BIBB COUNTY.
THEY SAYS THEY RESTORED ALL ELECTRICITY BY EARLY THIS MORNING.

A MACON RESTAURANT IS DISHING OUT SOME OF THEIR SALES... TO HELP A BONAIRE TODDLER FIGHTING A DISEASE.

STICKY FINGERS COINED TODAY " LOGAN VAR-NA-DOE (VARR-NAH-DOE) DAY."
CUSTOMERS CAME IN TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE TWO-YEAR-OLD BATTLING A RARE INTESTINAL DIESEASE.
ASSISTANT MANAGER MICHAEL PFAB (FAAA-B) SAYS DINERS WHO MENTION LOGAN WHEN THEY ORDER... GET 15-PERCENT OF THEIR BILL DONATED TOWARDS HIS FAMILY AND TREATMENT COSTS.
LAST WEEKEND TWO OF LOGAN'S COUSINS WERE ROBBED AT A LEMONADE STAND---WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR HIS CARE... SINCE THEN... NATIONAL ATTENTION HAS HELPED THEM RAISE THOUSANDS.
BUT PFAB (FAAA-B) SAYS THEY PLANNED THIS EVENT BEFORE THE ROBBERY... EAGER TO PITCH IN---TO THE CAUSE.


MICHAEL PFAB: "THE FACT OF WE'RE TRYING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE BETTER THEIR LIFE OR IN HIS CASE AND HIS SITUATION AND YOU KNOW TRY TO TAKE SOME OF THE BURDEN OFF."

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO HELP OUT... STICKY FINGERS SAYS THEY PLAN CONTINUE THE DONATIONS UNTIL 10-O-CLOCK TONIGHT.

HOUSTON COUNTY AWARDED SOME OF THEIR TEACHERS TODAY.

IT'S ALL PART OF THEIR TEACHER HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY.
THE EVENT HONORED SIX VETERAN HOUSTON COUNTY TEACHERS.. EACH SELECTED BY A COMMITTEE.
THE COMMITTEE PICKS THE TEACHERS BASED ON CATEGORIES INCLUDING... ABOVE AND BEYOND LEADERSHIP... STUDENT MOTIVATION... AND SUBJECT COMPETENCE.
EACH TEACHER HONORED... RECEIVED A PLAQUE AND THE HALL OF FAME RECOMMENDATION LETTER.
SOME INDUCTEES OFFERED UP WORDS OF ADVICE... FOR UP AND COMING TEACHERS---


JOYCE BROOKS CLARKSVILLE" LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTNAT THING HAVE RESPECT FOR THEM LET THEM KNOOW THAT THEY ARE IMPORTANT EVEN IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE REALLY HAVING TROOUBLE WITH IF THEY IF LIKE THEY HAVE SOMEBODY TO HELP THEM THEN THEY ARE GOING TO LEARN IT"
RAY HORNE WARNER ROBINS"TEACHING IS A CALLING IT IS NOT A VOCATION IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE A REAL REAL TEACHER YOU GOT TO BE THIER"

THIS IS THE FOURTH HOUSTON COUNTY TEACHER HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY.


FAMOUS FACES GRACED THE HALLS OF MACON'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TODAY.
CELEBRITIES LIKE MISS GEORGIA U-S-A ... AND FORMER ATHLETES SPENT TIME WITH THE KIDS.

THE KIDS LISTENED TO SWEET MELODIES AND CHATTED WITH THE STARS WHO VISITED THEIR BED SIDE.
IT'S ALL PART OF THE CELEBRITY CLASSIC WEEKEND AT THE HOSPITAL.

THE CELEBS SIGNED AUTOGRAPHS... TOOK A TOUR OF THE BUILDING... AND CHECKED OUT THE EQUIPMENT MADE POSSIBLE BY SOME OF THEIR PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
PATIENT RODERICK WRIGHT SAYS IT WARMS HIS HEART TO SEE THE CELEBRITES TAKE OUT TIME FOR THEM.


RODERICK WRIGHT, MACON: "IF YOU THINK IT'S NICE TO VOLUNTEER AND HELP TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY (PEOPLE) WILL BE BETTER YOU KNOW I THINK THAT SOMETHING THEY SHOULD SURELY THINK ABOUT."
LUBOV PATOUGA, MISS GEORGIA USA:"FOR INSPIRATIONAL PURPOSES YOU GOTTA KEEP THESE CHILDREN HOPE AND KEEP THEM UPBEAT AND JUST REALLY GET IN THEIR SHOES AND GET TO KNOW THEM."
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