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HELLO EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.I'M LEAH JOHNSON..
AND I'M FRANK MALLOY..THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX..

A BIBB COUNTY DEPUTY IS ON LEAVE... WHILE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES A DOUBLE SHOOTING THAT KILLED TWO MEN LAST NIGHT.
SERGEANT SEAN DEFOE SAYS THE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED IN WEST BIBB COUNTY AROUND 10 P-M..
75-YEAR-OLD HENRY MITCHEM WAS SHOT BY HIS NEIGHBOR GLEN MOORE... WHO WAS THEN KILLED BY A BIBB COUNTY DEPUTY.
BRITTINY BARBER EXPLAIN WHAT LED UP TO THE SHOOTINGS...
<< JUST AFTER 10:00 THURSDAY NIGHT... SHOTS RANG OUT ON BROOKHAVEN ROAD...
ACCORDING TO THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE... 75 YEAR OLD HENRY MITCHEM.. KNOWN TO HIS FAMILY AS BUBBA... WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST BY HIS NEIGHBOR... 65-YEAR OLD GLEN MOORE...
davis: "the sheriff;s office received a call about a nude white male walking up and down the road here on brookhaven road knocking on doors and banging on windows...
CHIEF DEPTUY DAIVID DAVIS SAYS WITNESSES TOLD THEM MOORE KNOCKED IN MITCHEMS DOOR... AND SHOT HIM..
AND HE SAYS AS DEPUTIES ARRIVED .... MOORE THREATENed THEM..
Davis: "The deputy order moore to the handgun that he had. Moore refused and then pointed the weapon towards the deputy. the deputy fired on shot and struck moore killing him.
Brittiny Barber: "accoridng to friends... the the neighbors had been fueding for years. Phillp jenkins says 25 years ago Moore's dog ran around this fence into Mitchem's yard, the two got into and argument and haven't gotten along ever since."
EMS OFFICIALS AND DEPUTIES CAME TO MOORE'S HOME THURSDAY AFTERNOON... BECAUSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WERE WORRIED ABOUT HIS HEALTH. JENKINS SAYS THEY FOUND MOORE NAKED AND INCOHERENT.
Phillip Jenkins: "I said if y'all leave this guy here, I said there's been a 25 year feud going on with this neighbor. He;s going to hurt himself or he's going to hurt somebody next door."
DAVIS SAYS MOORE REFUSED MEDICAL HELP... AND SINCE HE WAS NOT COMMITTING A CRIME.. DEPUTIES COULD NOT FORCE HIM TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL..
yEOMANS: "I begged this officer to please take him to the emergency room. I didnt want him locked up and I told them that."
BUT MOORE'S FRIENDS BELIEVE THE TWO DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED... IF SOMETHING WAS DONE SOONER...
BRITTINY BARBER 13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS
>> THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTINGS..
DAVIS SAYS THE DEPUTY WHO SHOT MOORE.. WAS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES... UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION WRAPS UP..
ACCORDING TO RECORDS... MOORE HAD BEEN ARRESTED 31 TIMES FOR CRIMES INCLUDING CRIMINAL TRESPASS... DISORDERLY CONDUCT... AND DRUNK IN PUBLIC.

IT LOOKS LIKE MACON AND BIBB COUNTY VOTERS WILL GET THEIR SAY ON CONSOLIDATION AFTER ALL.
AFTER RESEARCHING THE STATE CONSTITUTION... STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALLEN PEAKE SAID LOCAL LEGISLATORS BELIEVE A VOTE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC MERGING THE CITY AND COUNTY WOULD BE BEST.
HE SAYS IT'S LEGALLY POSSIBLE TO DISSOLVE A CITY WITHOUT A PUBLIC VOTE BUT TO CONSOLDIATE TWO GOVERNMENTS LEGISLATORS MUST PUT IT ON A BALLOT.
DELEGATION CHAIRPERSON NIKKI RANDALL SAYS THEY'LL SPEND THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WORKING OUT THE DETAILS OF A CONSOLIDATION BILL FOR THE 2012 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
BOTH LEGISLATORS SAY THEY THINK THE DELEGATION WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
Nikki Randall:"I know that they trust us to represent them and by going to the polls and casting their vote, I'll know for certain that this is what they're in favor of."
Alan Peake:"I think people want smaller, more efficent government, they want one voice speaking for our community, not the city and county fighting each other."
RANDALL AND PEAKE WILL BOTH BE AT NEXT WEEK'S ANNUAL PRE-LEGISLATIVE SESSION... THERE THEY'LL HEAR FROM OTHER LOCAL LEADERS ABOUT WHAT THEY'D LIKE TO SEE ACCOMPLISHED NEXT YEAR.

8TH DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTIN SCOTT FIELDED QUESTIONS... MAINLY ABOUT JOBS AND THE ECONOMY AT A WARNER ROBINS TOWN HALL MEETING.
ABOUT FIFTY PEOPLE CAME WITH SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS... OTHERS BROUGHT CRITICISM ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN WASHINGTON.
nats- (29:10) "Contrary to public opinion that the democrats and republicans need to work together, you're still taking opposite points."
SCOTT TOLD THAT ANGRY CRITIC... THAT HE AND OTHER REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO WORK WITH DEMOCRATS... TO CUT SPENDING.
HE SAID HIS OFFICE CALLS THE WHITE HOUSE FOR INFORMATION... BUT AREN'T GIVEN THE FACTS THEY NEED TO VOTE ON THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSALS.
ASKED ABOUT JOBS CUTS AT ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE... SCOTT SAID THE FAILURE OF THE SUPER COMMITTEE TO REACH A DEBT REDUCTION AGREEMENT... WOULD LEAD TO MORE JOB LOSS.
HE SAID ITS HIS JOB TO PREVENT "SEQUESTRATION"... OR ACROSS THE BOARD CUTS TO MILITARY AND MEDICARE.
SCOTT DIDN'T EXPLAIN WHAT HE COULD DO HELP THE COMMITTEE REACH AN AGREEMENT.
Rep. Austin Scott: (16:00) "We want them to reach an agreement, but again, I will you I opposed the sequestration from the start. I don't think it's the way we as a Congress should be acting. I don't think you should take 12 members of the senate aside and put them ahead of the other members of Congress."
THE DEADLINE FOR THE 12 MEMBER SUPER COMMITTEE IS NOVEMBER 23RD.
THEY'RE TASKED WITH CUTTING ONE-POINT-TWO TRILLION DOLLARS FROM THE NATIONAL DEFICIT.

TODAY... ON ELEVEN-ELEVEN-ELEVEN... AT 11 A-M... PEOPLE CAME TO WARNER ROBINS CITY HALL TO HONOR THE NATION'S VETERANS.
THE DATE AND TIME ARE SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THE FIRST VETERANS DAY... KNOWN AS THE ARMISTICE IN WORLD WAR ONE... TOOK PLACE AT 11 A-M ON THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH IN 1918..
THE AMERICAN LEGION CHAPTER HOSTED THE ANNUAL CEREMONY.... CALLING THIS THE LARGEST TURN-OUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVENT.
CHIEF OF THE AIR FORCE RESERVE LT. GENERAL CHARLES STENNER GAVE THE KEY NOTE SPEECH.
VIETNAM VETERAN MIGUEL BAEZ COMES EVERY YEAR TO HONOR THE FRIENDS HE LOST THERE AND HIS SON WHO DIED FIGHTING IN IRAQ.
Miguel Baez, Warner Robins: (26:04) "I'm very proud of him. Those that protest the war, he gave the ultimate sacrifice so they can have their freedom, not so they could protest against the war."
ACCORDING TO THE U-S CENSUS BUREAU... THERE ARE 21-POINT-EIGHT MILLION LIVING U-S VETERANS.
THE LARGEST NUMBER OF THEM... 35-PERCENT OR SEVEN-POINT-SIX MILLION... ARE VIETNAM VETERANS.

IN MACON... PEOPLE GATHERED TO HONOR VETERANS DAY AT SNOWS MEMORIAL CHAPEL'S SERVICE.
THEY MET AT MACON MEMORIAL PARK TO HONOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CURRENT SERVICE MEMBERS... AND THE ONES WHO CAME BEFORE.
MEN AND WOMEN FROM ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY CAME TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT TO THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS.
ONE WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN AT THE SERVICE IS STILL WORKING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC TODAY.
WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO 90 YEAR OLD JUDGE TAYLOR PHILLIPS AND SHARE HIS STORY... TONIGHT ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

STUDENTS AT FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY HONORED VETERANS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR IN IRAG AND AFGHANISTAN.
THEY GOT AN EARLY START AT EIGHT-THIRTY THIS MORNING AND ARE STILL CALLING OUT NAMES.
TWENTY STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS TOOK PART IN CALLING OUT THE NAMES... OVER SIX THOUSAND NAMES WILL BE READ.
AT TWO THIS AFTERNOON... THEY HONORED A MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES.
F-V-S-U'S POLITICAL SCIENCE STUDENT SOCIETY PRESIDENT... JEREMY JOHNSON EXPLAINS WHY HE TOOK PART IN THE PROGRAM.
Jeremy Johnson, President of Political Science Student Society:"By us reading the names, name for name, title for title, or what not it shows that we recognize you we are verbally saying thank you for giving your all to us so that we can be here today."
JOHNSON SAYS THEY HAD PEOPLE VERIFYING EACH NAME... TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE PRONOUNCED CORRECTLY AND THAT NO VETERAN WAS LEFT OUT.

WARREN COUNTY'S SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SAYS SHE'S NOT HAPPY WITH HOW THE HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF IS HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION INTO A FIGHT AFTER A FOOTBALL GAME LAST MONTH.
WARREN COUNTY FOOTBALL COACH DAVID DANIEL WAS SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN A HANCOCK PLAYER ALLEDGEDLY HIT HIM WITH A HELMET.
CAROL CAREY SAYS HANCOCK COUNTY SHERIFF TOMLYN PRIMUS QUESTIONED HER FACTS WHEN THEY TALKED RECENTLY SO CAREY VOLUNTEERED TO TAKE A POLYGRAPH TEST.
DURING THE TEST... RUN BY A RETIRED G-B-I AGENT... THE WARREN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT SAYS SHE ANSWERED FOUR QUESTIONS AND PASSED.
SHERIFF PRIMUS TODAY SAID HE HAD NO COMMENT.
JOE WOOTEN... ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF THE G-B-I'S MILLEDGEVILLE OFFICE SAYS THE CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.
HE SAID THEY COULD HAVE SOME FINDINGS BY EARLY DECEMBER.

IT'S FOOTBALL FRIDAY NIGHT... AND THAT MEANS PLAYERS... PARENTS AND COACHES WILL FILL STADIUMS ACROSS CENTRAL GEORGIA.
ONE COACH IN PARTICULAR HAS A SPECIAL ROLE IN THE WEEKLY RITUAL.
SUZANNE LAWLER JOINS US NOW TO SHOW YOU WHY CONRAD NIX IS STILL BREAKING DOWN THE PLAYS.
CONRAD NIX SPENT 42 YEARS PROWLING THE SIDELINES AND GUIDED HIS NORTHSIDE EAGLES TO TWO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 006- AND 07.
HE RETIRED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO... BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE... A GUY WITH THAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE CAN'T JUST WALK AWAY FROM THE GAME.
<<Nat sound -- You're listening to the Sportsmic Radio Network.
YEP THAT'S CONRAD NIX... STILL WEARING THE HEADPHONES THAT HE USED TO SPORT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.
NOWADAYS HE'S SWITCHED ROLES... SWAPPING OUT HIS COACHING DUTIES FOR A GIG INSIDE A RADIO BROADCAST BOOTH.
Nat sound -- unlocking ... come on come on... put that right here... come on man.
A BOOTH THAT TAKES SOME PRE-GAME SET UP.
Nat sound -- gravel... ho ho ho... just lay it down.
Hold onto it guys... hold onto your corner
ONCE A COACH ALWAYS A COACH...
AND ITS THAT PASSION FOR THE PIGSKIN THAT GOT CONRAD BACK IN THE SADDLE AND BROADCASTING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES WITH SPORTSMIC.COM.
Conrad Nix, Sportsmic.com I don't go to football practice a lot to be honest when I go back I miss it and I want to get involved this is a way I can watch be involved and talk with coaches.
BUT TALKING HOUSTON COUNTY SPORTS .... IS JUST A TINY PART OF HIS 20 HOUR A WEEK JOB.
HE'S A PARTY PLANNER.
Nat sound -- No I asked for 2 sandwich trays and a chicken tray for tomorrow.
A CLEANING CREW.
Nat sound -- Not unlike being a football coach.
Nat sound -- zipper
AND AN ENGINEER
Nat sound -- This is my electrical cable gotta plug up all the phones cables
Nat sound -- game
NIX SAYS HE WANTS EVERY TEAM IN HIS AREA TO DO WELL... BUT AFTER TWO TITLES.. AND OVER FOUR DECADES WEARING BLUE AND ORANGE... WELL YOU CAN GUESS WHO HE ROOTS FOR.
Conrad Nix, Ohh I do favor Northside everybody knows I do.
AND EVERYONE ALSO KNOWS THAT CONRAD'S SPENDING HIS RETIRMENT DOING WHAT HE LOVES.. AND REINVENTING HIMSELF IN THE SPORTS WORLD.
Conrad Nix I want Warner Robins, Northside, HOCO and the other city schools to be successful and I want to give them as much media coverage as possible because that's important.
And I want it to be good... as good as any place like Atlanta or whatever.
Nat sound - we've got a lot of good stuff going on tonight.>>
CONRAD DOES THE PRE-GAME SHOW FOR SPORTSMIC.COM .... AND HE WAS QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT TAKES TALENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GENERATE CONVERSATIONS AS OPPOSED TO CALLING PLAY BY PLAY.
ON THURSDAY NIGHTS YOU CAN CATCH THE COACHES SHOW AT O'CHARLEYS ON WATSON BOULEVARD OR TUNE IN ON THE RADIO AT 102.5FM.
THEY'VE CONCENTRATED ON FOOTBALL THIS FALL... BUT CONRAD SAYS THEY PLAN TO BROADCAST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES THIS WINTER.

CONRAD DOES THE PRE-GAME SHOW FOR SPORTSMIC.COM .... AND HE WAS QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT TAKES TALENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GENERATE CONVERSATIONS AS OPPOSED TO CALLING PLAY BY PLAY.
ON THURSDAY NIGHTS YOU CAN CATCH THE COACHES SHOW AT O'CHARLEYS ON WATSON BOULEVARD OR TUNE IN ON THE RADIO AT 102.5FM.
THEY'VE CONCENTRATED ON FOOTBALL THIS FALL... BUT CONRAD SAYS THEY PLAN TO BROADCAST HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES THIS WINTER.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH A DINNER OUT... YOU MAY WANT TO FIND THE BEST HOT SPOT.
BEFORE HITTING THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS... YOU MAY WANT TO SEE HOW SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS FARED... WHEN THE HEALTH INSPECTOR DROPPED IN.
IN THIS WEEK'S RESTAURANT RATINGS...WE'RE IN BIBB COUNTY THIS WEEK... STARTING WITH OUR LOWEST SCORES.
WAFFLE HOUSE AT 8-40 RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN MACON... SCORED AN 82... THAT'S A "B"... COMING AFTER A 60... OR "U" LAST TIME.
ACCORDING TO THE INSPECTION REPORT... CONTAMINATION WAS NOT PREVENTED DURING FOOD PREPARATION... STORAGE... AND DISPLAY.
IT ALSO SAYS FOOD CONTACT SURFACES WERE NOT CLEANED AND SANITIZED.
NEW CHINA BUFFET AT 50-12 HARRISON ROAD IN MACON ALSO GOT AN 82... A "B"... DROPPING FROM A 96 OR "A" ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
THE HEALTH INSPECTOR SAYS FOOD WAS NOT IN GOOD CONDITION... SAFE... AND UNADULTERATED.
HE ALSO NOTES THAT THE FOOD WAS NOT SEPARATED AND PROTECTED.
AND CHECKER'S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT AT 91 SPRING STREET IN MACON SCORED AN 85... THAT'S A "B"... COMING AFTER AN 81... ANOTHER "B" LAST TIME.
THE INSPECTION REPORT SAYS FOOD WAS NOT HELD AT THE PROPER COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURE AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES WERE NOT PROPERLY IDENTIFIED... STORED... AND USED.
NOW FOR A LOOK THE TOP SCORES OF THE WEEK... AND THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA NOMINEES...
CHICK-FIL-A AT 37-45 BLOOMFIELD ROAD IN MACON WHIPPED UP TWO PERFECT 100'S... ON THEIR MOST RECENT INSPECTIONS.
LONG JOHN SILVERS AT 7-60 SHURLING DRIVE IN MACON SCORED A 98... AN "A"... FOLLOWING A 99... ANOTHER "A" LAST TIME.
AND SUBWAY AT 60-20 HARRISON ROAD IN MACON SERVED UP A 99... AN "A"... AFTER GETTING A PERFECT SCORE LAST TIME.
JOIN US AGAIN TONIGHT AS WE AVERAGE OUR NOMINEES PAST FIVE SCORES TO FIND THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA WINNER.
FOR ALL YOUR RESTAURANT RATINGS... GO TO 13WMAZ DOT COM.
HOVER OVER THE FEATURES TAB... AND CLICK RESTAURANT RATINGS.
THERE... YOU CAN PICK YOUR COUNTY... AND FIND THE SCORES FROM YOUR LOCAL EATERIES.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.... WE'LL BE BACK TONIGHT AT 11.
BUT REMEMBER...THE NEWS IS ALWAYS ON AT 13WMAZ.COM !
THE EVENING NEWS IS UP NEXT.
HAVE A SAFE NIGHT EVERYONE.


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