Saturday, October 8, Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING ... AND THANKS FOR JOINING US. FOR THIS LATE EDITION OF EYEWITNESS NEWS...
I'M BRITTINY BARBER

FIRST TONIGHT... A MARIETTA WOMAN DIED THIS MORNING... AFTER THE CAR SHE WAS RIDING IN... RAN OFF THE ROAD AND FLIPPED OVER SEVERAL TIMES....

THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AROUN 8 A-M ON I-75 SOUTH NEAR PATE ROAD... THAT'S EXIT-175...
THEY SAY 51-YEAR-OLD ANITA WESTBROOK... WAS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT AND SHE WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALSO IN THE CAR.. INCLUDING THE DRIVER...
THEY WERE BOTH TAKEN THE MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA FOR TREATMENT....
THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAY THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.





THANKS ... WE'LL CHECK BACK WITH YOU LATER FOR AN EXTENDED LOOK AT THAT FORECAST.

MARCHING BANDS.. COLORFUL FLOATS... AND DANCING PERFORMERS HELPED KICK OFF A BIG DAY OF EVENTS.... IN SANDERSVILLE TODAY.

IT WAS ALL PART OF THE 20-11 KAOLIN FESTIVAL....
HUNDREDS SHOWED UP FOR THE ANNUAL KAOLIN PARADE... IN DOWNTOWN SANDERSVILLE....
FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS... WASHINGTON COUNTY HAS PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CHALKY CLAY.... USED TO MAKE PAPER.. PLASTIC.. AND EVEN SOME MEDICINES....
THE EVENT ALSO FEATURES VENDORS SELLING ARTS AND CRAFTS.... AND OF COURSE FOOD....
BRAD MAY.... CHAIRMAN OF THE KAOLIN FESTIVAL... SAYS THE EVENT PLAYS A BIG PART IN THE SUCCESS OF THE COMMUNITY....

"A lot of the people that i graduated high school with, this is the time they come back to see their families. So they my live in Atlanta, Savannah or Augusta but this is when they come back. So, its a huge huge bump as far as stimulus is concern to our economy here in sandersville.
"To see the obvious success of it with the crowd that we see here on the square today. Its very very important to all of us to make that happen, so its very good to see the success of it as you see here."

THE KAOLIN FESTIVAL CONTINUES INTO NEXT WEEK.
TONIGHT... THERE'S A STREET DANCE IN TENNILE STARTING AT 8-30.

20 COOKS PUT THEIR SKILLS TO THE TEST.... AT THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR...

FOR THE KARO CORN SYRUP... PERFECT PIE CONTEST....
FROM COCOA OAT PIES... TO MINI PUMPKIN PIES... PASTERIES OF ALL KINDS... WERE ENTERED BY CONTESTANTS... .
THE PIES ARE JUDGED ON APPERANCE...TASTE...AND...TEXTURE.
JOYCE JONES.. WHO VOLUNTEERS FOR THE CONTEST... SAYS FOLKS SHOWING OFF THEIR "PIE MAKING PRIDE" MAY BE THE BEST PART OF THE COMPETITION...FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS.. LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON OUR HOMPAGE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM


JOYCE JONES Georgia National Fair "everybody is excited about their pies and showing of their creativity and texture and just the comroderry and compassion of the competitors"

HOLLY GRAMLING WON FIRST PLACE WITH HER PINEAPPLE REFRESH PIE.. SHE TOOK HOME 150 DOLLARS... SECOND WENT TO DELAINE CRUTHCFILED.... AND THIRD TO KAREN SLAUGHTER....

IT'S NOW TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES.
THESE PHOTOS COME FROM OUR AREN'T MY KIDS THE CUTEST GALLERY.

HERE'S JD WALTERS GIVING A BIG SMILE FOR THE CAMERA AFTER LEAVING SUNDAY SCHOOL.

THIS PHOTO IS FROM JESSICA FOUNTAIN...AND HERE OLDER SISTER HEIDI HOLDS HER LITTER SISTER CHOLE AS THEY GIVE A POSE FOR THE CAMERA.

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS...LOOK FOR *PHOTO GALLERIES* IN THE MENU BAR ACROSS THE TOP OF OUR HOMEPAGE...
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