HELLO EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.I'M FRANK MALLOY
AND I'M LEAH JOHNSON..THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
A SAD ENDING THIS AFTERNOON IN LAURENS COUNTY TO AN EXHAUSTING THREE DAY SEARCH.
JUST ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO...DIVE CREWS FOUND THE BODY OF 18 YEAR OLD HUNTER MIMBS.
AMY AUBERT FIRST TOLD US ABOUT THE SEARCH ON SATURDAY..AND SHE WAS BACK IN LAURENS COUNTY TODAY TO UPDATE THE STORY.
Joey Diers, Baker Baptist Church: "He just kinda grew up with the hunting and fishing. He was just loved by everybody that knows him, you know? Him and my son are the exact same age, they started nursery together years and years ago. Just a good, all around kid."
WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS STORY TONIGHT ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT ELEVEN.
RIGHT NOW...CITY CREWS ARE CLEANING UP GRAFITTI DAMAGE AT MACON'S HISTORIC ROSE HILL CEMETERY.
PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR DALE DOCKERTY SAYS IT HAPPENED SOMETIME SUNDAY.
SOMEONE PAINTED GRAFITTI IN TWO SPOTS....NEAR THE FRONT GATE...AND ON A BACK WALL.
HE SAID IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE GANG SYMBOLS....ONLY QUOTE....RANDOM GOOFY STUFF.
HE SAID THE DAMAGE SHOULD BE CLEANED UP...AND PAINTED OVER...BY TOMORROW.
MACON POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING.
IF YOU'RE HEARING A CONSTANT HUMMING WHEN YOU STEP OUTSIDE...IT'S PROBABLY A 13-YEAR SURPRISE FROM MOTHER NATURE.
CANDACE ADORKA EXPLAINS HOW AN UNUSUAL NOISE IS CAUSING A BIT OF A RUCKUS IN CENTRAL GEORGIA.
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SOME BIBB COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE GOING BUGGY WITH CURIOSITY OVER AN UNUSUAL NOISE.
Cash Satnley " it's kind of mysterious"
Kendall Harris: "Sounds like maybe there are aliens coming coz its constant drone. "
CASH STANLEY SAYS IT WASN'T JUST THE NOISE THAT MADE HIM CURIOUS, BUT ALSO THE NUMBER OF BUGS AND SHED SKINS LYING AROUND HIS BACKYARD.
"I've never seen them so pletNiful as this.... There are thousands of them! in my yard alone! Imagine this whole neighborhood."
Proff Burne: "In 1998, that was their last emergence."
BIOLOGY PROFFESSOR AT MACON STATE, JEFF BURNE, SAYS THE NOISE AND THE SKINS ARE FROM A SPECIES OF CICADA THATS DIFFERENT FROM THE ONES YOU SEE EVERY SUMMER.
""Their scientific name is Maja Cicada, which I think is kinda neat... it implies theires something wierd about them."
THE WIERD THING IS THEY GROW UNDERGROUND FOR THIRTEEN YEARS, FEEDING ON TREE ROOTS, BEFORE THEY BURROW THEIR WAY OUT, SPREAD THEIR WINGS, AND MATE.... THAT'S WHERE THE NOISE COMES IN.
"its the males that sing to attract the females, it's just a mating song."
THAT'S WHAT KENDALL HARRIS FOUND OUT ON EASTER WHEN HE CALLED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
"Whoever answered the phone said its bugs. And i said this can't be bugs! And she said yea we sent out investigators and they came back and said it is bugs."
BURNE SAYS LIKE REGULAR CICADAS, THESE ARE TOTALLY HARMLESS...
AND IF THE NOISE BUGS YOU, HE SAY'S DON'T WORRY THEY'LL BE GONE IN 3 TO 6 WEEKS.
stanley: "This thing, popped out of this this, like an alien."
STANLEY SAYS THATS A DATE HE'S NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO.
"I'll miss them..."
CANDACE ADORKA 13 WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.
>> A UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCIENTIST IS MAPPING WHERE THESE CICADAS EMERGE.
NANCY HINKLE IS ASKING YOU TO EMAIL PHOTOS OF THE CICADAS AND THEIR SKINS. ...AND DETAILS ON WHEN AND WHERE YOU SAW THEM.
FOR MORE INFORMATION...LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON OUR HOMEPAGE AT 13 W-M-A-Z-DOT COM.
WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS IF THEY WERE HEARING THE CICADAS.
ALICE REPLIED... "MUST BE DEAF... I HAVEN'T HEARD THEM!"
TONY WROTE... "SOUNDS LIKE AN ALIEN SHIP IN MY BACKYARD HERE IN NORTH MACON."
SHELLEY COMMENTED... "I LOVE SITTING ON MY FRONT PORCH ROCKER IN THE EVENINGS JUST TO LISTEN TO THEM. TRUE SONG OF THE SOUTH.
AND KIM REPLIED... "IT'S SO LOUD OUTSIDE THAT THE DOG IS HOWLING... THIS IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE NORMAL EVENING CICADA SOUND IN THE SUMMERTIME.
IT HONESTLY SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE'S CAR ALARM IS CONSTANTLY GOING OFF!"
IF YOU'VE HEARD THE CICADAS... LET US KNOW.
YOU CAN LOG ON AT FACEBOOK DOT COM SLASH 13WMAZ AND JOIN THE DISCUSSION... OR HEAD OVER TO THE COMMUNITY PHOTO GALLERIES ON OUR "WHERE YOU LIVE" PAGES AND UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS.
IN LESS THAN HALF AN HOUR... YOU CAN MEET WITH BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND... TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS... AND ITS GOALS.
THE DISTRICT IS HOLDING A SERIES OF PUBLIC FORUMS.
TONIGHT'S SESSION STARTS AT 6-30 AT HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL... AND YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE ONLINE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
TOMORROW... THE DISTRICT WILL HOLD ANOTHER FORUM AT SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL... ALSO STARTING AT 6-30.
THERE ARE THREE MORE FORUMS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK.
THEY'RE ALL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC... AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT THIS STORY AT 13WMAZ DOT COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF DATES AND TIMES.
THE PATH TO LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE IS A TOPIC ADULTS ARE USED TO HEARING ABOUT... BUT NOW.... CHILDREN ARE BECOMING THE CENTER OF THAT DISCUSSION.
A GROUP IN BIBB COUNTY IS WORKING TO SOLVE CHILHOOD OBESITY ... WITH THE HELP OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN ON EMERY AVENUE IN MACON.
ORGANIZER GLORIA HAGINS SAYS SHE'S WORKING TO SPREAD AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS.
IT'S PART OF THE LET'S MOVE CAMPAIGN THAT WORKS TO INSPIRE KIDS TO GET ACTIVE AND EAT BETTER.
SHE SAYS THIS GARDEN IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD TEACHING CHILDREN HOW TO HAVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE.
"As a young person growing up myself, we used to hola hoop, jump rope, play dodge ball. We don't do any of thethose things anymore, our children that is. Technology has seated them pretty comfortably."
THE LET'S MOVE! INITIATIVE STARTED BY FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA HAS LAUNCHED PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY.
AFTER TWO MONTHS OF RAISING MONEY FOR HIS PROJECT... SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO TALK WITH A MAN HELPING TO BUILD WATER WELLS IN KENYA.
IT'S A STORY THAT COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART.
WINN'S WELLS STARTED WHEN SPRINGDALE THIRD-GRADER WINN MURRAY DECIDED TO HELP PEOPLE IN AFRICA GET ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.
TODAY... THIRD... FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS SPOKE TO JACK OWEN... WHO WORKS WITH THE WATER PROJECT... BY SKYPE.
HE ANSWERED THEIR QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE AND WATER PROBLEMS IN AFRICA.
Winn Murray, Third Grader: "He told us like how long wells would last and he said that wealthiness there is being healthy. thats' a sign of weathiness there."
WINN SAYS HE'S NOT SURE WHEN HE'LL WRAP UP HIS FUNDRAISER....
HE SAYS HE'S COLLECTED ABOUT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS... AND HOPES TO BUILD A WELL NEAR AN AFRICAN SCHOOL.
SOME 13WMAZ VIEWERS WANT TO KNOW... HOW LOUD IS TOO LOUD?
WE RECIEVE CALLS AND COMMENTS FROM YOU... WANTING TO KNOW HOW TO CONTROL LOUD NOISES WHERE YOU LIVE...
IN WARNER ROBINS... CITY CODE PROHIBITS NOISE THAT'S UNREASONABLY LOUD... DISTURBING AND UNNECESSARY... OR IN DISTURBANCE OF THE PUBLIC PEACE AND WELFARE.
LORRA LYNCH JONES TALKED TO ONE HOMEOWNER WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHY A NOISE PROBLEM IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD DOESN'T MATCH THAT DEFINITION.
<<nats- inside home
ARTEAKA GREEN AND HER THREE DAUGHTERS BOUGHT THIS HOME... ON A DEAD END STREET.... EIGHT YEARS AGO.
Arteaka Green: (cover with pics of house- 733/:20) "I wanted to place where my children could grow up safely." (733/:20) "IT was quiet."
THEN A NEW NEIGHBOR...
(nats of car wash)
A CAR WASH MOVED IN BEHIND HER.
Arteaka Green: (765/:1) "What this is is a sound reader."
USING THE DEVICE AT HER PROPERTY LINE... GREEN MEASURED THE NOISE SHE SAYS CONTINUES 12 HOURS A DAY... 6 DAYS WEEK.
Arteaka Green: (766/20) "Right now it's at 84/85"
85 DECIBELS AND PROLONGED EXPOSURE... CAN LEAD TO HEARING LOSS SAYS... THE NATIONAL INSTITUE ON DEAFNESS.
Lorra Lynch Jones, EWN: "The City of Warner Robins is looking ito the issue, but the car wash is not covered in city code as a prohibited noise. For example, it's not a construction, voices or a horn."
AND THE CITY SAYS THE BUSINESS OWNER APPLIED FOR THE PROPER PERMITS... MAKING PAST ATTEMPTS SUCH AS ADDING SHRUBBERY.... TO BUFFER NOISE.
Arteaka Green: (3:50) "If I came out here and took a bullhorn and I made 84 decibels of noise 12 hours a day. I'm going to jail. (cover) "They're doing it and saying because I've got a permit to operate, they're exempt from the law, I don't understand."
SHE'S TRYING TO SELL.... BUT WONDERS WHO WOULD WANT TO BUY?
nats- car wash noise
CALLS TO THE CAR WASH AND ITS OWNER WERE NOT RETURNED.
POLICE SPOKESWOMAN TABITHA PUGH SAYS THEY RESPOND TO NOISE COMPLAINTS COVERED IN CITY CODE... AND USUALLY ISSUE WARNINGS FOR FIRST TIME OFFENSES.
IF THEY'RE CALLED BACK... TICKETS COST ABOUT 150 DOLLARS.
TODAY'S 13 WMAZ DOT COM WEB POLL ASKS...
IS NOISE A PROBLEM IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?
SO FAR 70 PERCENT OF YOU SAY NO.. IT'S NOT.
AND 30 PERCENT OF YOU SAY YES.. IT IS.
TO VOTE NOW.. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.. AND LOOK FOR THE WEB POLL QUESTION ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF OUR HOMEPAGE INSIDE OF THE DON'T MISS BOX.
HERE'S SOME BREAKING NEWS FROM THE NFL'S LONG RUNNING LABOR DISPUTE
A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS SIDED WITH NFL PLAYERS...AND ORDERED OWNERS TO END THEIR LOCKOUT.
THE RULING GIVES THE PLAYERS AN EARLY VICTORY IN THEIR FIGHT WITH NFL OWNERS OVER A NEW CONTRACT.
BUT THE OWNERS ARE EXPECTED TO APPEAL THAT DECISION.
THE OWNERS ARGUED IT WAS THEIR RIGHT TO INSTITUTE THE LOCKOUT.
ONE WOMAN SAYS HER LOVE FOR HER HOMETOWN INSPIRED HER TO OPEN A SHOP ON A QUIET HADDOCK CORNER.
Patricia "Trish Ann" Jordan: "I wanted people to be able to come and enjoy themselves and just feel like they were at home."
FIND OUT HOW SHE GOT BACK TO HER ROOTS... AND WHY SHE HOPES MORE PEOPLE DISCOVER THE HISTORY AND HOSPITALIITY OF JONES COUNTY.
LAUREN DISPIRITO HAS THAT STORY TONIGHT AT ELEVEN.
IT'S PROM SEASON IN CENTRAL GEORGIA... AND SOME OF YOU ARE ALREADY SHARING YOUR VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM THE BIG NIGHT. THESE EAST LAURENS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO PROM.
AND RENARD AND DESTINY ARE HEADING TO THE P-C-H-S PROM.
SHOW OFF YOUR PROM PICTURES.
LOOK FOR THE LINK IN THE DON'T MISS BOX AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
FROM THERE... YOU CAN UPLOAD AND SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS.
AND DON'T FORGET TO LET US KNOW WHO'S IN THE PHOTO... AND WHAT SCHOOL YOU'RE REPRESENTING.