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GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M BRITTINY BARBER.
THIS IS A LATE EDITION OF EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

FOR TWO WEEKS... GEORGIA HUNTERS HAVE BEEN ON THE PROWL... RIFLES IN HAND....
AND SOME PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS SAY... THE CAMO-CLAD CREW MAKES IT LOUD AND CLEAR WHEN THEY'RE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD....
AMY AUBERT SHOWS YOU WHY ONE HUNTER SAYS HE MAKES SURE HE KNOWS WHAT'S AROUND HIM... BEFORE HITTING THE WOODS.

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A SPORT KNOWN FOR BEING QUIET IN NATURE...

Nats, wind

...SOMETIMES CAN STARTLE MORE THAN JUST PREY.

Nats, climbing tree

Nats: "You don't know exactly where they're coming from."

BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S SARGEANT WENDY UNDERWOOD SAYS EVERY HUNTING SEASON... HER WORK PHONE... RINGS MORE.

Sgt. Wendy Underwood: "They'll call in suspicous people that are in camoflauge and shotguns and rifles."

JAMES WALKER SAYS HE'S NO STRANGER TO GUNSHOTS IN THE WOODS...

James Walker, Bibb County: "Mostly what it sounds like is a fire cracker. Shooting off a firecracker."

HUNTERS USE ABOUT 51 ACRES OF HIS PROPERTY... BUT HE SAYS USUALLY... HE CAN'T EVEN HEAR THEIR FOOTSTEPS.

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James Walker: "They're so far, they're down by the creek."

Sgt. Underwood: "If they're out hunting with eachother, they need to make sure they know where their partners are if they're hunting with a group of people or another person."

18-YEAR-OLD TAYLOR SVOBODA SAYS HE'S BEEN AT THE WRONG END... OF A SHERIFF'S CALL.

Taylor Svoboda, Perry: "They thought because we were shooting, we were shooting somebody instead of something."

HE SAYS BEFORE HITTING THE WOODS....

Nats walking

HE SCOPES OUT THE PERFECT SPOT...

Taylor: "It's mainly just a field with a hardwood bottom and a couple of pine trees."

CLEAR AWAY FROM HOMES... AND STREETS...

Nats, cars

Amy Aubert, Eyewitness News: "Underwood says in Bibb County you have to be at least 50 yards from the street to shoot. That's a distance from this point to the street just in front of Walker's home."

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FOR SVOBODA... NOISE THAT COULD WORRY SOME... IS JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE WOODS.

AMY AUBERT 13 WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>
THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SAYS YOU CAN'T HUNT ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.... AND YOU MUST GET PERMISSION BEFORE HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY....
SEAN DEFOE WITH THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS YOU ALSO CAN'T SHOOT FROM ONE PROPERTY TO ANOTHER....
AS HUNTING SEASON CONTINUES... CHECK OUT OUR WHERE YOU LIVE SITES... WE'VE GOT PICTURES POSTED FROM TRAIL CAMERAS... IN THE PHOTO GALLERIES...
YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS... AND HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT OTHERS CATCH ON CAMERA.

FOR ABOUT 25 MILITARY FAMILES.. TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT THEY WAITED FOR... FOR SEVERAL MONTHS....

AS THEY REUNITED WITH THEIR LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS THAT SERVED OVERSEES....
HUGS AND KISSES WERE SHARED AS KIDS MET UP WITH THEIR DADS... OR HUSBANDS AND WIVES SAW EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS..
MEMBERS OF THE 116TH AND 461ST AIR CONTROL WINGS CAME HOME AFTER ASSISTING WITH OPERATIONS IN LIBYA...
MAJOR MATT BUTTERWORTH SAYS HE'S GOT BIG PLANS NOW THAT HE'S BACK HOME...

Major matt butterworth "spending time with him. When is your birthday? In two days. I made it home just in time for his birthday. We're gonna go and have a good birthday arent we buddy? Yeah

THEIR MISSION WHILE DEPLOYED... TO PROTECT CIVILAINS... AND ENFORCE A NO FLY ZONE IN NORTH AFRICA...

SERVICE MEN AND WOMAN ALSO CAME TOGETHER TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF A BRANCH OF THE U-S MILITARY...

AT THE MARINE CORPS BALL...
NOVEMBER 10TH MARKS THE 236TH BIRTHDAY OF THE MARINE CORPS...
AND AT THE CELBRATION TONIGHT... SEVERAL GUEST SPEAKERS TOOK TO THE STAGE.. INCLUDING WARNER ROBINS AIR LOGISTICS COMMANDER BOB MCMAHON...
AS THE NIGHT CONTINUED... GUESTS ENJOYED DINNER AND DANCING...

TONIGHT PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL GAIN AN EXTRA HOUR OF SLEEP... AS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME OFFICALLY COMES TO END....
REMEMBER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR... THAT'S BECAUSE AT 2 A-M WE FALL BACK INTO STANDARD TIME....
GOVERNMENTS... IMPLEMENTED THE TIME SWITCH DURING WORLD WAR ONE AND TWO... IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE ENERGY AND


COOL NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30'S. TOMORROW WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 60'S. MONDAY AND TUESDAY WARM UP A BIT AND THERE'S A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY.



THANKS FOR THAT LOOK AT THE FORECAST. WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN IN A FEW MINUTES FOR AN EXTENDED OUTLOOK.

OFFICIALS ENDED A CENTRAL GEORGIA FOOTBALL GAME EARLY LAST NIGHT... AFTER A FIGHT BROKE OUT ON THE FIELD.... AND ENDED WITH A PARENT BEHIND BARS...
BUTLER POLICE CHIEF MIKE PEACOCK SAYS PLAYERS FROM TAYLOR COUNTY AND HAWKINSVILLE STARTED FIGHTING BETWEEN PLAYS.... AND THAT'S WHEN BOTH TEAMS RAN ON TO THE FIELD AND JOINED IN THE BRAWL...
LEE HARRIS... A PARENT FROM BUTLER ALSO RAN ON THE FIELD....
COACHES AND BUTLER POLICE SEPARATED THE PLAYERS ... BUT PEACOCK SAYS HARRIS REFUSED TO LEAVE THE FIELD...
HE SAYS ASSISTANT CHIEF JIMMY TOWNS TRIED TO ARREST HARRIS... WHO RESISTED AND INJURED THE ASSISTANT CHIEF'S LEG...
PEACOCK SAYS HARRIS IS BEING HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL PENDING A BOND HEARING....

A FIGHT ALSO *NEARLY BROKE OUT.... AT LAST NIGHT'S WEST LAURENS AND MARY PERSONS GAME IN FORSYTH... MARY PERSONS HEAD COACH RODNEY WALKER SAYS THE COACHES DECIDED TO END THE GAME WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT TO AVOID MORE CLASHES BETWEEN PLAYERS.

MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN LEAVING COMMENTS ABOUT ROONEY'S DEATH ON FACEBOOK.....
WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS... WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES ABOUT THE BROADCASTER.....

WANDA LONG SAYS.. SHE'LL MISS HIS "MATTER OF FACT" WAY OF PUTTING THINGS....
SHE SAID HE MADE YOU THINK ABOUT THINGS YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T...

GENA SAULS SAYS.. SHE'LL MISS HIS SHOOT FROM THE HIP... LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY... I'M ENTITLED TO SPEAK FROM MY MIND ATTITUDE.....
SHE SAYS HE ALWAYS VERBALIZED.. WHAT WE ALWAYS WONDERED....
SHE SAYS SHE'LL MISS HIM GREATLY.

"60 MINUTES" WILL AIR A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO ITS BELOVED COMMENTATOR...
YOU CAN WATCH IT TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7 P-M... RIGHT HERE ON 13 WMAZ....
WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

HUNDREDS LACED UP THEIR TENNIS SHOES THIS MORNING... AND HIT THE TRAILS TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENSS FOR A DEADLY DISEASE...

THE CENTRAL GEORGIA ALZHIEMERS ASSOCIATION HOSTED THEIR 6TH ANNUAL... WALK TO END ALZHIEMERS...
PEOPLE TURNED OUT IN SUPPORT OF LOVED ONES... AND EVEN SOME BATTLING THE DISEASE CAME TO HELP BRING AWARENSS...
STATISTICS SHOW ALZHIEMER RANKS AS THE SIXTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U-S..
THAT'S WHY ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S CRUTIAL TO FIGHT THE DISEASE....

Adrian Drayton Macon "There are not just one victim of a decease decease have multiply victims and that all we are trying to do here at the walk is end a horrible decease and hopefully in sure the happiness of other for the rest of their lives"

BEFORE THE WALK.. FOLKS CHOWED DOWN AT PANCAKE BREAKFAST...

FROM OILS TO ACRYLICS... LOCAL ARTISTS SHOWED OF THEIR SKILLS AT THE 44TH JAILHOUSE ALLEY ART SHOW AND SALE IN FORT VALLEY.

THE SHOW PUT ON BY THE JAILHOUSE ALLEY ARTS CENTER... SHOWED OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARTWORK FROM THE ORGANIZATIONS 15 ARTISTS....
PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL... COULD TAKE HOME A VARIETY OF PAINTING STYLES INCLUDING... FOR THE FIRST TIME ABSTRACTS...
ART CENTER PRESIDENT MARGARET MATHEWS SAY THE BEST PART IS SEEING A POTENTIAL BUYER TAKE INTEREST THEIR ART.

Margaret Mathews President Of The Jailhouse Art Center "Its a good feeling, its a good feeling we hope that this will go in to peoples homes and that they will enjoy and people will see it there and it will beautify their lives "

PAINTINGS RANGED IN PRICE FROM 15 DOLLARS TO OVER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS....
ORGANIZERS SAY 10 PERCENT OF THE PROFITS WILL GO TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

SANTA CLAUS CAME TO TOWN A LITTLE EARLY THIS YEAR....

THE JOLLY OLD ELF.... MADE AN APPEARANCE AT THE BASS PRO SHOP FOR THE KICK-OFF OF THEIR WINTER WONDERLAND....

THIS IS THE FOURTH YEAR THE SPORTING GOODS STORE HOSTED THE EVENT.
KIDS GOT THE CHANCE TO TAKE FREE PICTURE KRIS KRINGLE AND LET HIM KNOW WHATS ON THIER WISH LIST.

THEY ALSO COULD WRITE A LETTER TO SANTA... MAKE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS... DRIVE THE HANDS ON TRAIN... OR JUST PLAY GAMES.
THOSE WHO TOOK A STROLL THROUGH WINTER WONDERLAND SAY THE BEST PART IS SEEING THE SMILE IT BRINGS TO THE KIDS FACES.

"Seeing the kids smile. Seeing my fiance smile. Just enjoying ourselves."
"Oh the greatest part is seeing the look on the kids faces. And to see how as you look at them, the fun they're having composing a letter to Santa, driving a train, doing a racecar. Thats the best part, being around the kids and seeing how they react to what they see."

SANTA WILL BE AT BASS PRO EVERYDAY THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE.
TOMORROW HE WILL BE THERE FROM NOON.. UNTIL 6 P-M.

LET'S HAVE ONE LAST LOOK AT WEATHERCOOL NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30'S. TOMORROW WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 60'S. MONDAY AND TUESDAY WARM UP A BIT AND THERE'S A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.
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