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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M BRITTINY BARBER.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

TODAY A SOLDIER STATIONED AT FORT GORDON.. KILLED AN AUGUSTA DEPUTY.. AND THEN TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.

RICHMOND COUNTY SHERIFF RONNIE STRENGTH SAYS... 47-YEAR-OLD DEPUTY JAMES PAUGH WAS OFF DUTY... AND ON HIS WAY HOME EARLY THIS MORNING..
THAT'S WHEN HE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES... WHILE CHECKING ON SUSPICIOUS CAR SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD...
AUTHORITIES SAY 26-YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER HODGES FIRED AT LEAST 35 ROUNDS FROM HIS SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE....
THE SHERIFF SAID IN A PRESS CONFERENCE... THAT HODGES MAY HAVE THOUGHT.. PAUGH WAS FOLLOWING UP ON AN EARLIER INCIDENT...

"wE THINK AND WHAT WE HAVE FOUND A VEHICLE IN A GRASSY AREA. IT WASN'T LIKE IT HAD PULLED OFF. IT WAS BACKED IN OFF THE GRASSY AREA AND IT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS. WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT HE WAS TOTALLY UNAWARE OF THE DOMESTIC ALTERCATION THAT HAD GONE ON. HE WAS CHECKING THAT CAR... AND PULLED OFF HIS MOTORCYLE AND DIDN'T EVEN GET TO PUT DOWN HIS KICKSTAND BEFORE THE SUSPECT STARTED FIRING ON HIM

STRENGTH ALSO SAYS.. THEY BELEIVE HODGES MAY HAVE BEEN DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING.

THIS IS PROBABLY NOT WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF MOBILE HOMES...

THREE 114-YEAR-OLD HOUSES... CREEPING THROUGH THE BEALL'S HILL NEIGHBORHOOD...
HISTORIC MACON FOUNDATION AND MERCER UNIVERSITY DECIDED TO MOVE THE HOMES.... TO MAKE ROOM FOR PHASE TWO OF THE LOFTS AT MERCER VILLAGE....
HISTORIC MACON PLANS TO RENOVATE AND RESELL THEM....
THE MOVE STARTED SATURDAY MORNING AND WRAPED UP TODAY....
NOW THE QUEEN ANNE STYLE HOMES.... SIT OUTSIDE ERICA CAINES' KITCHEN WINDOW....
AND SHE SAYS SHE DOESN'T MIND THE CHANGE IN SCENERY.

"I didn'tknow it was possible to move a whole house, but I think it's good that since they're historic landmarks, they don't have to demolish them."

THE HOUSE MOVE TOOK A LOT OF COORDINATION...
POLICE BLOCKED OFF ROADS... THREE MOVING COMPANIES COLLABORATED... AND GEORGIA POWER AND COX CABLE WERE ON HAND TO MOVE POWER... PHONE... AND CABLE LINES OUT OF THE WAY.

FOLKS FLOCKED TO JULIETTE.. ALL TO CELEBRATE A VEGETABLE THAT HELPED MAKE THE TOWN FAMOUS...
THE 12TH ANNUAL FRIED GREEN TOMATOES FESTIVAL WAS IN FULL SWING THIS WEEKEND...
PHOTOJOURNALIST ALLEN LINCOLN SHOWS US JUST WHAT ABOUT THE DELICIOUS TREAT... KEEPS PEOPLE COMING BACK FOR MORE.

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SOUND: "we got fried green tomatoes"
monica daniel Forsyth "Their, their great. They gott a little Tawnga to them and they are just good"
SOUND: fried green tomato put in a bowl"
SOUND: "I cant wait to get a fired green tomato"
monica daniel Forsyth " I think that a lot of it has to do with th movie. it made little town Juliet pretty famous and every body wants to come out and be apart of it
SOUND:tomatos being put a hot pan
SOUND" that is what i am talking about"
monica daniel Forsyth " the secret is in the sauce"
SOUND:putting tomatoes in a bowl
monica daniel Forsyth every body has to try the fried green tomatoes and every body loves the sauce that goes with them too"
SOUND: tomatoes being served
elizabeth bryant Owner Of The Whistle Stop Cafe" well the move was made here that just rebirth Juliet at one time it was a dying milling community. the movie people came in revitalized the area left the thought of it being a tourist location and it has been a destination ever since"
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THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THE FOURTH WEEK OF OCTOBER EACH


TONIGHT... PARTLY CLOUDY WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
MONDAY... SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID-TO-UPPER 70S.
MONDAY NIGHT... CLEAR WITH LOWS IN THE MID 40S.


THANKS WE'LL CHECK BACK WITH YOU LATER.YEAR.


OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE MARCHED THROUGH FOUNTAIN PARK.... IN WARNER ROBINS.... TO SHED LIGHT ON AN ISSUE THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN THE DARK....

THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION... HELD THE THEIR 5TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK.... TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION....
SIGNS WERE PLACED AROUND THE TRAIL WITH STATISTC'S ON SUICIDE..... AND THEY ALSO POINTED OUT WARNING SIGNS TO WATCH FOR... WHEN A PERSON COULD BE ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE....
ERIC HEISELMAN ... IS A MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE.... AND SAYS THE WALK FORCES A CONVERSATION... THAT PEOPLE USUALLY DON'T WANT TO HAVE.

Eric Hheiselman Warner Robins " these walks provide us the opportunity to get the message out and were people may be uncomfortable of receiving that message of suicide, suicide awareness is is very important and does not matter how many helping agency we have or how many programs if people ignore that suicide is a problem if they ignore that it exist then we will lose people"

THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION RAISED ABOUT 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE WALK.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES. THESE PHOTOS COME FROM OUR PET PALS GALLERY.

THIS PHOTO IS OF DAISY DRESSED UP AS THE WHITE RABBIT FOR HALLOWEEN...IT'S NO WONDERLAND...BUT IT'S CLOSE

THIS A PICTURE OF COPPER ANXIOULSLY AWAITING HALLOWEEN IN HIS COWBOY COSTUME.

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

LET'S HAVE ONE LAST LOOK AT WEATHER
TONIGHT... PARTLY CLOUDY WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
MONDAY... SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID-TO-UPPER 70S.
MONDAY NIGHT... CLEAR WITH LOWS IN THE MID 40S.

THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT.
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WE'LL SEE YOU AT FIVE A-M FOR FIRST MORNIN'.

LAW CALL IS UP NEXT.

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