Tuesday, November 22, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M FRANK MALLOY..
AND I'M LEAH JOHNSON..THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT... WE'VE BEEN WATCHING A SYSTEM OF STORMS MAKING ITS WAY FROM THE WEST.
LET'S HEAD STRAIGHT TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BEN JONES IN THE WEATHER CENTER FOR THE LATEST.
THANKS BEN.. WE'LL TALK WITH YOU AGAIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

A FORMER MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IS ACCUSED OF STEALING MORE THAN SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN FRAUDULENT EXPENSE ACCOUNTS.
THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS FORMER K-B SUTTON PRINCIPAL JOSEPH PARLIER FACES SIX COUNTS OF THEFT BY DECEPTION AND SIX COUNTS OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN WRITING. ALL ARE FELONIES.
THE OFFICE SAYS THE THEFTS CAME TO LIGHT AFTER AN ANNUAL AUDIT.
INVESTIGATORS SAY PARLIER SUBMITTED SIX FRAUDULENT EXPENSE STATEMENTS OVER ABOUT TWO YEARS... FOR A TOTAL OF 61 HUNDRED DOLLARS.
SHERIFF'S SPOKESWOMAN ALLISON SELMAN-WILLIS SAID HE TURNED HIMSELF IN TODAY AND WAS RELEASED ON BOND.
SUPERINTENDENT ANTHONY PACK SAYS PARLIER WAS PRINCIPAL AT SUTTON FOR TWO YEARS.

TELFAIR STATE PRISON IS STILL ON LOCKDOWN TONIGHT AFTER FIGHTS BROKE OUT LAST NIGHT IN TWO DORMS.
GWENDOLYN HOGAN WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS ILLEGAL CELL PHONES CAUSED THE FIGHT... BUT WOULD NOT COMMENT FURTHER.
SHE SAYS THREE INMATES WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.
TWO ARE IN STABLE CONDITION... AND THE THIRD IS BACK AT THE PRISON.
KENNETH POWELL LIVES ACROSS FROM THE PRISON... AND SAYS HE WITNESSED ALL OF THE COMMOTION FOLLOWING THE FIGHT.
So we had everyone in town driving by looking in fact the police were out here in front if my house the police had to move them so more people could come by .
THE TELFAIR STATE PRISON HOUSES MORE THAN 14 HUNDRED INMATES AND EMPLOYES 258 PEOPLE.

GEORGIA'S EIGHTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN AUSTIN SCOTT SAYS HE REGRETS THE SUPERCOMMITTEE'S INABILITY TO PRODUCE AN ACCEPTABLE DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN.
BUT SCOTT SAYS HE REMAINS COMMITTED TO CUTTING THE DEFICIT BY ONE POINT TWO TRILLION DOLLARS IN THE NEXT DECADE.
Austin Scott, Congressman: The problem is, you know, the insistence by certain people that the cuts be taken out of the military, and so, I'm all for deficit reduction, I think that was one of the things I was elected to do is to reduce federal spending and reduce the deficit. But to take it all out of defense is absolutely ridiculous.
SCOTT SAYS HE EXPECTS ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE TO REMAIN STRONG THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.. AND POSSIBLY GROW OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

BIBB COUNTY COMMISSIONER ELMO RICHARDSON WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR.
RICHARDSON SAYS HE'LL HAVE MORE THAN TEN YEARS SERVICE AT THE END OF HIS TERM IN DECEMBER 2012.. AND FEELS IT'S TIME FOR SOMEONE YOUNGER WITH NEW IDEAS TO SERVE THE COUNTY.
Elmo Richardson, Commissioner :At the end of this term, I'll be 76.I don't think I want to stay on until I'm 80 years old, which would be the case if were re-elected for another four-year term.
RICHARDSON.. A REPUBLICAN.. HOLDS THE COMMISSION'S DISTRICT THREE SEAT.. WHICH INCLUDES NORTH MACON.

THE DEMON-PROTESTING PREACHER HAS CAUSED WARNER ROBINS TO CHANGE ONE OF ITS CITY ORDINANCES.
LAST YEAR... REVEREND DONALD CROSBY WAS ARRESTED FOR PROTESTING THE DEMON MASCOT AT WARNER ROBINS HIGH SCHOOL.
CROSBY SUED THE CITY EARLIER THIS YEAR... SAYING HIS CIVIL RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED.
LAST NIGHT... WARNER ROBINS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO REPEAL PART OF AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PROTESTS.
IT'S THE PART THAT SAYS PROTESTORS MAY NOT CARRY CAMERAS TO PHOTOGRAPH OTHERS.
CITY ATTORNEY JIM ELLIOT SAYS THEY REVIEWED THE LAW BECAUSE OF THE CROSBY CASE.
HE SAYS... BECAUSE OF TECHNOLOGY LIKE CELL PHONE CAMERAS... IT IS QUOTE "IMPRACTICAL AND UNENFORCEABLE."

WARNER ROBINS BUSINESSES CAN START SELLING ALCOHOL ON SUNDAYS BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY.
THE NEW LAW ALLOWS PACKAGE SALES AND ALCOHOL BY THE DRINK SALES BETWEEN 12-30 IN THE AFTERNOON AND 11-30 AT NIGHT..
nats- buffalos
AT BUFFALOS CAFE ON WATSON BOULEVARD... MANAGER MATT DICK SAYS THEY'RE PREPARING FOR A MUCH LARGER SUNDAY CROWD.
HE'S STAFFING AT LEAST THREE EXTRA SERVERS... ORDERING MORE BEER... AND PLANNING MENU SPECIALS.
DICK BELIEVES MOST OF THE INCREASED TRAFFIC WILL COME FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WATCH N-F-L FOOTBALL... WHILE DRINKING BEER.
UP UNTIL NOW... THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT AT BUSINESSES ACROSS THE STREET IN CENTERVILLE... BUT NOT IN WARNER ROBINS.
Matt Dick, Byron: (12:20) "Were still considered Warner Robins, so right across the street and down the road they can, and now that we can, we are really, really excited. Were pumped up about it."
WARNER ROBINS POLICE SPOKESWOMAN TABITHA PUGH SAYS THEY'RE NOT SURE HOW SUNDAY SALES WILL AFFECT D-U-I'S.
BUT SHE SAYS THEY'LL BE MORE VIGILANT OF PEOPLE DRINKING AND DRIVING.
PUGH ALSO SAYS THEY'LL KEEP AN EYE ON D-U-I NUMBERS... TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO ADD PATROL OFFICERS TO SUNDAY NIGHT SHIFTS.

A NEW ENERGY PLANT WILL BRING 150 JOBS TO TWIGGS COUNTY NEXT YEAR.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO COUNTY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR JUDY SHERLING.
SHE SAYS W-G-S ENERGY GROUP HAS AGREED TO BUY ABOUT 275 ACRES NEAR INTERSTATE 16 AND HIGHWAY 96.
SHERLING SAYS THEY PLAN TO BUILD A RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANT... BUT THEY'RE NOT RELEASING DETAILS ABOUT WHAT'S INVOLVED.

THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS MET IN THE NATION'S CAPITOL TONIGHT... FOR THEIR LATEST DEBATE.
AS THE EIGHT CANDIDATES FIELDED NATIONAL SECURITY QUESTIONS... THEIR ANSWERED ZEROED IN ON A COMMON TARGET.
RANDALL PINKSTON HAS MORE FROM WASHINGTON.
THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WASTED NO TIME TAKING SWIPES AT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S
FOREIGN POLICY RECORD.

((SOT)) bachmann 20:18:31

barack obama.. he has essentially handed over interror to the ACLU.

((SOT)) PERRY 20:22:40

this administration in particular absolute failure.... To draw in that
intelligence.

((SOT)) huntsman 20:28:32

we have a pres who can't lead, we have a congress who can't balance a
budget...got to get our house in order

((NARR-3))

THE CANDIDATES DISAGREED ABOUT CUTS IN MILITARY SPENDING.

((SOT)) ROMNEY 21:01:36

THEY'RE CUTTING PROGRAMS THAT CUT THE CAPACITY OF AMERICA TO DEFEND ITSELF.

((sot)) HUNTSMAN

Everything's gotta be on the table, the defense department has to be on the
table, for heaven's sake.

((SOT)) Ron Paul

They're not cutting anything. All this talk is just talk.

((STANDUP BRIDGE)) RANDALL PINKSTON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON

THE CONGRESSIONAL SUPERCOMMITTEE'S FAILURE TO REACH A DEAL.. MEANS THE
PENTAGON COULD SEE NEARLY A HALF-TRILLION DOLLARS SLASHED FROM ITS BUDGET.
THOSE CUTS KICK-IN AFTER THE 2012 ELECTION.

((NARR))
Former Governors Romney and Huntsman locked horns over the U.S. course in
Afghanistan.

((SOT)) HUNTSMAN 20:37:11

we haven't done a good job defining an end point of where we stand in
afghanistan.

((SOT)) ROMNEY

this is not the time for america to cut and run....we are winding down...
Mission is pretty straightforward.
THE G-O-P CANDIDATES HAVE LESS THAN TWO MONTHS BEFORE VOTERS IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE CAST THEIR BALLOTS.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED IN NEW ELM BAPTIST CHURCH TO DEDICATE A SOUTH BIBB INTERCHANGE IN MEMORY OF SERGEANT RODNEY MAXWELL DAVIS.
DAVIS WAS A NATIVE OF MACON AND A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.
NOW WHERE INTERSTATE 75 AND FOUR-SEVENTY-FIVE COME TOGETHER IN SOUTH BIBB COUNTY... IS CALLED THE SERGEANT RODNEY MAXWELL DAVIS MEMORIAL INTERCHANGE.
SEVERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ATTENDED THE DEDICATION.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL JOHNSON... A FELLOW MARINE WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER.
Samantha Steen, Miami: " It means a lot for the city of Macon to dedicate a freeway or a portion of a freeway in his honor means a lot and it means that they remember the sacrifice that he made to this country and we're proud and grateful for that."
SERGEANT DAVIS RECEIVED A MEDAL OF HONOR AFTER HE THREW HIMSELF ON A GRENADE TO PROTECT HIS FELLOW COMRADS IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

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