Saturday, December 31, Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING ... AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M ELEANOR LISSITZYN.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
AMY AUBERT HAS THE NIGHT OFF.

THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTED A MAN EARLY THIS MORNING... AFTER THEY SAY HE USED HIS CAR TO ASSAULT A DEPUTY.
ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE DEPUTY D. RUIZ WAS RESPONDING TO CALL ON CHARLIE BENSON ROAD WHEN

TWENTY FOUR YEAR OLD MICHAEL J. THURMAN.. GOT INTO HIS FORD EXPLORER AND HIT RUIZ'S CAR SEVERAL TIMES.

THE PRESS RELEASE SAYS THURMAN WILL FACE A SERIES OF CHARGES INCLUDING... AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND DAMAGING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.

ACCORDING TO THE RELEASE.. THURMAN ALSO HIT A NEIGHBOR'S CAR.. AND TWO NEARBY TRAILERS.

FOR CHARLICE NOBLE-JONES... WINNING A CONTEST TO OPEN UP HER OWN GYM WAS THE SECOND TIME SHE BEAT THE ODDS.
SNAP FITNESS CHOSE HER... FROM A POOL OF TWO THOUSAND APPLICANTS... TO OPEN A FITNESS CENTER IN HAWKINSVILLE.
JONES OVER CAME ADVERSITY THE FIRST TIME... WHEN SHE SURVIVED THE SEPTEMEMBER 11TH WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS.
AUSTIN LEWIS SHOWS YOU HOW NOBLE-JONES WENT FROM GROUND ZERO TO OWNING A GYM...

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(nats of charlise helping someone sign up for membership)
CHARLISE NOBLE-JONES SAYS SHE'S A LIVING A DREAM---AFTER WINNING A CONTEST TO START A SNAP FITNESS GYM IN SURREY PLAZA IN HAWKINSVILLE.
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (4:30) a chance to change my life for my son and I. And that's truly what the winning was a new start in life.
THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SHE SAYS SHE HAD TO START OVER.
10 YEARS AGO---SHE WAS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY--WORKING ON WALL STREET.
BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED ON SEPTEMBER 11TH.
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (5:32) Another guy over my left shoulder said that plane is about to hit the building and that was all the warning we had.
NOBLE-JONES SAYS DEBRIS FLEW EVERYWHERE---AND PEOPLE RAN IN ALL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS---
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (5:03) you could hear the bodies as they landed on top of buildings and it was just minutes, it felt like forever but it was just minutes.
BUT HER THOUGHTS WERE NOT ABOUT LIVING.
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (5:19) I was not running to survive. I thought I was running to find a place for my mom to find my body.
INSTEAD SHE SURVIVED---
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (5:03) Once you think you are about to die, you say your good-byes and you walk away from your life and when you don't die, now it's like, okay now what. And you have to learn to live again..
NOBLE-JONES SAYS THE PERSON SHE WAS BEFORE 9-11 IS LONG GONE---
SHE CAME BACK TO GEORGIA-- AND BECAME A WIFE.
HER HUSBAND DIED FROM A TERMINAL ILLNESS FOUR YEARS AGO---
NOW HER FOCUS IS ON MOTHERHOOD AND TEACHING.
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (1:25) Back then it was glitzy to say I manage 60 billion dollars a day, who wouldn't want to say that, now I can say I teach 100 students a day.
AND PART OF HER NEW LIFE HAS BEEN FITNESS---IN OCTOBER SHE WON A CONTEST WITH SNAP FITNESS TO OPEN HER OWN GYM.
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (3:57) I decided that I was fit to live and that's the whole journey with the snap fitness for me
AND THAT'S SOMETHING SHE WANTS TO SHARE WITH OTHERS
Charlise Noble-Jones, WTC Survivor: (4:22) Living a best life being more happy and being more healthy and everybody needs to make that decision that they are more fit to do that.
AUSTIN LEWIS 13 WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.


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NOBLE-JONES'S SNAP FITNESS WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THEIR DOORS TOMORROW ON THE FIRST.
SO FAR---SHE SAYS 100 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP.

WE'LL GET A CHECK ON OF YOUR FULL FORECAST... AFTER THE BREAK.. STAY WITH US.

TONIGHT... MOSTLY CLEAR WITH PATCHY FOG POSSIBLE AROUND SUNRISE AND LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
SUNDAY... PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A SHOWER NEAR NOON, THEN CLEARING AND BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SUNDAY NIGHT ... CLEAR AND BREEZY WITH LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.

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