Friday, January 27, Eyewitness News at 11

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<<opening for eyewitness news at eleven>>

Mike Sherrod, CEO: Alan was a great friend he was an incredible leader and he always had fun, he was a people person

GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US....
I'M LEAH JOHNSON..
FRANK MALLOY HAS THE NIGHT OFF.

FRIENDS.. FAMILY.. AND CO-WORKERS CONTINUE TO MOURN THE LOSE OF OF ALLEN GOLSON...CEO OF COLISEUM HEALTH SYSTEM.
GOLSON DIED TODAY WHEN HIS PLANE WENT DOWN IN A PASTURE NEAR THE OCALA FLORIDA AIRPORT.

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES TAKEN FROM THE CRASH SCENE.
INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PLANE WENT DOWN AROUND 12-30 P-M.
THEY SAY GOLSON'S LAST RADIO CONTACT WAS AT 12:26

WHEN HE SAID HE WAS COMING IN FOR A LANDING.
THE MARION COUNTY SHERIFF SAID GOLSON'S WIFE.. CAROL

WAS PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

GOLSON RECENTLY ANNOUNCED HE WAS LEAVING COLISEUM NEXT MONTH TO BECOME C-E-O AT OCALA HEALTH SYSTEM.
BOTH COMPANIES ARE OWNED BY HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF AMERICA --- H-C-A.
WE TALKED WITH THE CEO OF COLISEUM NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL MIKE SHERROD ABOUT THE LOSS AND WHAT GOLSON MEANT TO THEIR HOSPITAL SYSTEM.

Mike Sherrod, CEO: He was an incredible leader, always pushed us to focus on patient care and our employees, someone who has that much knowledge and that much support of us is a huge loss to have something like this happen

WE ALSO TALKED WITH SOME OF GOLSON'S NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TONIGHT ABOUT THE PLANE CRASH AND HOW THEY'RE COPING WITH THE TRAGEDY.

sot: He's really going to be missed. Hard to believe how you could become so close to your neighbor and love them like we love them.

Wayne Swafford is talking about his neighbor and good friend Allen Golson. He says some of his fondest memories of Golson happened on the golf field.

sot: He was a better golfer than me but we enjoyed playing together. Got to the point where we would play every Saturday together.

He said his friend also shared a passion for flying.

sot: He was always talking about bout enjoying flying his airplanes and he had several.

Another neighbor.... Ron Rankin says he too was close with Golson. He says Golson talked about the preparations he was making with his wife Carol in their move to Florida.

sot: They were full of life and all excited about moving to Ocala and his new job. It's hard to deal with. Hard to accept the fact that he's gone. It's amazing what can happen. A really tragic accident. Seems like bad things happen to good people.

sot: He was really a fine person. I don't think he had any enemies at all. He loved everybody and everybody loved him.

ACCORDING TO A COMPANY NEWS RELEASE... GOLSON HEADED UP COLISEUM FOR SEVEN YEARS... AND WAS A HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR MORE THAN 30.
SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS PARENTS WERE NOT NOTIFIED ABOUT AN ALLEGED RAPE AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL... EVEN AFTER FOUR TEENAGE BOYS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED THIS WEEK.

DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN ALISHA ALLEN-CARTER SAYS "THE DISTRICT CAN NOT RELEASE INFORMATION TO PARENTS OR ANYONE ELSE BASED SOLELY ON THE ON-GOING INVESTIGATION....
NOT COMMENT ON CAMERA... BUT WENT ON TO SAY, "THE FACTS ARE STILL BEING GATHERED, THEREFORE, WE HAVE NO CONCRETE FINDINGS TO ISSUE TO PARENTS AT NORTHEAST."

TO ARREST WARRANTS FROM THE BIBB COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT... THE ALLEGED RAPE HAPPENED ON THURDAY....JANUARY 19... BETWEEN ONE AND THREE P-M... AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL...
THE WARRANT SAYS 17-YEAR OLD GREG WATKINS... AND 18-YEAR OLD ANTONIO JACKSON WERE ARRESTED MONDAY.

THEY ALSO SAY 17-YEAR OLDS JIMMIE LEE MCKNIGHT.. AND ASHLEY CLARK WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY.
ALL FOUR HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH RAPE... AND REMAIN IN THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL...

ONE PARENT SAYS SHE FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE ALLEGED RAPE FROM HER DAUGHTER... AND SHE THOUGHT IT WAS A RUMOR.

Leona Fluellen, Parent: "I wanted to realy hear some thing form an adult or someone at the school a teacher or someone, so it's not that i ignored it but I was like that couldn't have really happened cause they didn't let no one know. No parents knew about it. this was something that just happenedand was brushed under the rug."

BIBB COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GREG WINTERS SAYS HIS OFFICE IS WAITING FOR THE COMPLETED INVESTIGATION FILE... BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER TO TAKE THE CASE BEFORE A GRAND JURY...
TODAY... SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE RAPE CASE.

THE MACON COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE SAYS THEY'VE MADE AN ARREST IN A STRING OF B-B GUN SHOOTINGS ALONG HIGHWAY 49.... WHERE ONE WOMAN WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH A B-B.
SHERIFF CHARLES CANNON SAYS THEY ARRESTED 17-YEAR-OLD THOMAS PIKE... WHO'S CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND TERRORISTIC THREATS.
HE SAID PIKE TURNED HIMSELF IN AND THAT HE'S NOT SURE OF THE MOTIVE.
YESTERDAY... CANNON SAYS AS MANY AS 10 DRIVERS IN THE PAST MONTH SAID SOMEONE SHOT AT THEM ON HIGHWAY 49 OUTSIDE OGLETHORPE.

ben gives three day forecast

THANKS BEN.. WE'LL TALK WITH YOU AGAIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

SENIOR CITIZENS IN MONROE COUNTY ARE LEARNING HOW TO STAY SAFE ON THE ROAD.

THE FORSYTH POLICE DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH AARP PARTNERED UP TO TEACH ELDERLY DRIVERS HOW TO BE SAFE WHLE DRIVING.
THE CLASS HIGHLIGHTED SAFETY TIPS.. DISTRACTED DRIVING... AND IMPORTANT ROAD FACTS.
THEY ALSO TOUCHED ON THINGS LIKE REACTION TIME GETTING SLOWER.. AND THEIR VISION AND HEARING GETTING WORSE.
PRISCILLA DOSTER SAYS BEING AWARE OF THE PHYSICAL CHANGES AND DIFFERENT DRIVING CONDITIONS.. WILL HELP HER STAY ALERT ON THE ROAD.

Priscilla Doster, Fosyth "There are a lot of things that different about driving than they were when most of us got our licenses. Vehicles are bigger, faster and there are a lot more of them, the multi-lane roads. There new things like the round about"

MORE THAN 50 SENIORS ATTENDED THE DRIVING CLASS.
THE FORSYTH POLICE DEPARTMENT PLANS TO HOST ANOTHER ONE IN MAY.

WE'RE IN HOUSTON COUNTY FOR THIS WEEK'S RESTAURANT RATINGS... WE'LL TELL YOU WHO WON THE GOLDEN SPATUALA WHEN EYEWITNESS NEWS AT CONTINUES.

LOOKS LIKE THE RAIN HAS GONE AWAY FOR A FEW DAYS... AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO CELEBRATE THE CLEAR SKIES WITH A DINNER OUT... CHECK OUT THE HEALTH INSPECTION SCORES BEFORE YOU GO.

WE'RE IN HOUSTON COUNTY FOR THIS WEEK'S RESTAURANT RATINGS... STARTING WITH OUR LOWEST SCORES.

WAFFLE HOUSE AT 15-01 WATSON BOULEVARD IN WARNER ROBINS MADE AN 81...A B... ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION AFTER AN 86... ANOTHER B... ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
THE INSPECTOR SAID... PROPER EATING... TASTING... DRINKING OR TOBACCO USE POLICIES WEREN'T FOLLOWED... AND ADEQUATE HANDWASHING FACILITIES WEREN'T SUPPLIED AND ACCESSIBLE.
THE REPORT NOTES BOTH OF THOSE AS RISK FACTORS FOR FOODBORNE ILLNESS.

CAPTAIN D'S AT 14-14 SAM NUNN BLVD IN PERRY SCORED A 77... A C... ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION.. AFTER MAKING A 85.. A B.. ON THE ONE BEFORE.
THE INSPECTOR SAID.. PROPER COOLING TIME AND TEMPERATURE POLICES WEREN'T FOLLOWED... AND EMPLOYEES DID NOT STICK TO PROPER HANDWASHING PROCEDURES.

AND THE TAVERN AT 117 RUSSELL PARKWAY IN WARNER ROBINS MADE A 70... THAT'S A C... ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION.
THAT COMES AFTER A 99... AN A... ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
THE INSPECTOR SAID HANDS WERE NOT CLEAN AND PROPERLY WASHED... AND HANDWASHING FACILITIES WEREN'T SUPPLIED OR ACCESSIBLE... BOTH KNOWN RISKS FOR FOODBORNE ILLNESS.

NOW FOR THIS WEEK'S TOP SCORES... OUR GOLDEN SPATULA NOMINEES.
ALL OF THESE SCORES ARE A'S.

AMERICAN DELI AT 13-65 SAM NUNN BOULEVARD MADE A PAIR OF 99s ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION... AND THE INSPECTION BEFORE.

SKIPPER JOHNS OF PERRY ON 12-10 MACON ROAD... MADE A 100 ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION... AND ANOTHER 100 ON THE PREVIOUS INSPECTION.

AND BUFFALO'S CAFE AT 30-61 WATSON BOULEVARD MADE A 100 ON ITS MOST RECENT INSPECTION... THAT FOLLOWED A 99 ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.

WE AVERAGED OUR NOMINEES' PAST FIVE SCORES... AND THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA GOES TO....

SKIPPER JOHNS OF PERRY... WITH A CURRENT SCORE OF 100... AND A FIVE-SCORE AVERAGE OF 99-POINT-8.

JOIN US IN BIBB COUNTY NEXT WEEK FOR MORE RESTAURANT RATINGS.
AND TO KEEP UP WITH HEALTH INSPECTION SCORES WHERE YOU LIVE... JUST LOOK FOR THE LINK UNDER THE FEATURES TAB AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.

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