Saturday, March 3, Eyewitness News at 6

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GOOD EVENING ... AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.
I'M AMY AUBERT.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.


MORE THAN THREE DOZEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD.. INCLUDING ONE IN GEORGIA... AFTER A MASSIVE STORM SWEPT THROUGH THE SOUTH AND THE MIDWEST.
ALPHARETTA POLICE SAY THE BODY OF AN 83-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FOUND IN A CREEK MORE THAN 100 YARDS AWAY FROM HER HOME.. JUST NORTH OF ATLANTA.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE WOMAN'S BODY WAS WASHED INTO THE CREEK... AFTER SHE TRIED TO TAKE SHELTER IN A DRAINAGE PIPE.
TORNADOS FLATTENED TOWNS AND ALSO CLAIMED LIVES IN KENTUCKY.. INDIANA... OHIO AND ALABAMA .
SUSAN MCGINNIS HAS MORE.
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Wayne Jones is shifting through what's left of his Henryville, Indiana home.



(SOT: Wayne Jones/Henryville, IN Resident)

"UP HERE IN THE TREE IS THE FRAME FOR THE MOBILE HOME AND THE REST OF IT IS
SCATTERED ALL OVER."



A tornado demolished this town.. sending a school bus into a building..
dropping a tractor-trailer on a gas station.. and sheering the walls off
homes.



Terri Curts went to inspect the convenience store where she used to work.



(SOT: Terri Curts/Former Employee)

"I DON'T SEE ANY POSSIBLE WAY THAT ANYBODY COULD HAVE SURVIVED IN THIS."



But there are stories of survival. A baby girl was found in a Salem, Indiana
field...ten miles from where she lives.



(SOT: TBD FROM HOSPITAL)



(STANDUP: Susan McGinnis/CBS News/Henryville, IN)
THE TORNADO THAT CAME THROUGH HENRYVILLE MOVED WITH SUCH FORCE, IT BLEW THE
BACK WALL OFF OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. DEVESTATION LIKE THIS STRETCHES ACROSS THE
MIDWEST AND SOUTH.



(KENTUCKY)

A shot from the air shows the storm's path through Kentucky. In the town of
West Liberty...the national guard joined state police searching for
survivors. Residents who got out alive aren't allowed to go back home.



(SOT: Endre Samu/Kentucky State Police)

"THE AREA HAS BEEN DECLARED AS MARTIAL LAW, AND WE'RE ASKING EVERYBODY TO STAY
OUT. AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS AREA."



In Ohio... a twister tore up the town of Moscow.



And at least one person died in Alabama where the first storms started Friday
morning.



Back in Henryville...Wayne Jones is trying to stay positive.



(SOT: Wayne Jones/Henryville, IN Resident)

"I HAVE INSURANCE THAT COVERS EVERYTHING. I'LL JUST PAY EVERYTHING OFF AND
START OVER."




Jones will have to start with finding a new place to live.
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PEOPLE IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA ARE BUSY PICKING UP THE PIECES... AFTER THE LINE OF STORMS DAMAGED DOZENS OF HOMES IN HARALSON AND PAULDING COUNTIES.



AUTHORITIES IN PAULDING COUNTY SAY AT LEAST 40 HOMES WERE DAMAGED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE COUNTY AIRPORT ALSO GOT HIT HARD BY THE STORM.
GEORGIA E-M-A REPORTED THAT THE STORM DAMAGED 22 PLANES AND DESTROYED A HANGER.
IN HARALSON COUNTY.. A MAN WAS TRAPPED AFTER A HOUSE COLLAPSED AROUND HIM... BREAKING HIS LEGS.
RESCUE CREWS FREED HIM... AND TOOK HIM TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL.




A RESTAURANT IN CENTRAL GEORGIA... WILL SAY CHEERS... TO OPENING ITS DOORS TO A PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD NEXT WEEK.
OSCAR WINNING ACTOR AND DIRECTOR CLINT EASTWOOD... JOINED BY CAST AND CREW MEMBERS... WILL VISIT A MACON HOT SPOT... TO SHOOT A SCENE AN UPCOMING FILM.

CHEERS RESTAURANT ON NORTHSIDE DRIVE IN MACON WILL BE THE BACKDROP FOR ONE OF THE SCENES IN THE MOVIE "TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE."
THE MOVIE STARS CLINT EASTWOOD... AMY ADAMS... AND JUSTIN TIMERLAKE.
CHEERS OWNER... JIMMY PIERSON SAYS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO... SOME WARNER BROTHERS EMPLOYEES CHECKED OUT MACON... AND SNAPPED SOME SHOTS OF HIS RESTAURANT... TO SHOW THE DIRECTOR.
A FEW DAYS LATER... HE GOT THE CALL FROM HOLLYWOOD... THAT THE LOCAL BAR WOULD BE VISITED BY SOME BIG NAMES... BRIGHT LIGHTS... AND MOVIE CAMERAS.
PIERSON SAYS IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE FOR HIM... AND SAYS THE RESTUARANT'S REGULARS... CAN'T WAIT.
Jimmy Pierson, Owner "We're real excited and the employees are excited and whats neat is that the customers are excited because this is their bar, so Clint Eastwood is coming to have a drink in their bar and eat in their bar and they are very excited about that"
DIRECTOR OF "TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE" ROBERT LORENZ WILL ROLL INTO MACON NEXT WEEK TO SHOOT THE SCENE AT CHEERS.




PEACH COUNTY VOTERS CAN HIT THE POLLS TUESDAY... AND DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTINUE THE SPLOST.
THE SPLOST IS A ONE PERCENT COUNTY SALES TAX.
THAT MONEY WOULD GO TO PAVE A ROAD LIKE THIS IN FORT VALLEY.
ANOTHER BIG PROJECT INCLUDES CREATING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFF HIGHWAY 341 THAT WOULD TRAIN PEOPLE FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES.
ALSO SOME OF THAT MONEY WOULD GO TO A SEWER SYSTEM TO SOUTHWEST PEACH COUNTY
SOME FOLKS WE TALKED TO SAY THEY THINK THE SPLOST IS GOOD.
Gary Walker, Fort Valley: 01:08 I look at it two ways it's something that's gonna better the city and Peach County then it's something I would vote.
Kenny Barnes, Fort Valley: 00:30 I would like to keep it because in the long run it will help for different projects like roads, buildings, stuff like that.
THE COUNTY COMMISSION ESTIMATES THAT THE SPLOST WOULD BRING IN 21 POINT 7 MILLION DOLLARS TO PEACH COUNTY.
VOTERS WILL HAVE THEIR SAY ON TUESDAY MARCH 6TH.


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