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Tonight, a central Georgia family wants your help in the search for two missing people in Macon.
Macon police are looking for 18 year old Tytiana Adkins and her 1 year old daughter Tiana Harvey.
According to her mother her brother saw them get into a green lincoln towncar with silver rims.
There was a male driver but the brother did not recognize him nor did he get a license plate number.
She has been missing since Thursday.
Macon police confirm they are looking for a green lincoln.
We spoke with Shantelle Johnson, who is Tytiana's mother.
She said this is out of character for her daughter.
Shantelle Johnson: "My daughter has never done anything like this where I haven't spoken to her in a day so I mean that alone is heavy but you know anybody missing a child let alone plus a grand-child it's gonna be painful you know again I say keeping the faith make sure she is okay but I just need her to come home."
If you have any information on this please call the macon police department at 478-751-7500.
Again that number is 478-751-7500.
When communication goes down their radios can go up .
Tom George went to Houston County to talk with some amateur radio fans who got their signals to reach from Canada to Puerto Rico all off the grid.
"You don't use cell phones, you don't use the internet, you don't use fiber optics, telephone lines, microwave towers, any of that, it's directly from our antenna to their antenna."
Radio gurus from the Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club and the Middle Georgia Radio Association had a field day setting up their own signals without being plugged in.
"Now believe it or not, this area right here is its own radio station. You can see it's not that big, but it's all powered by this solar panel, the actual antenna is right back here narby, and it's completely off the grid."
This weekend, they've been testing their signals nationwide...
"Into Canada, Puerto Rico a few minutes ago, pretty much every state in the country..."
There's not much time chit chat with the person on the other end...
because teams are keeping track of successful calls for a contest.
But it's about more than just bragging rights ... It's about being prepared to get vital information out in case of an emergency..
We haven't had anything major here, lately, but we do, like on a missing children or missing adult, we help out the EMA with that too.>
A fun hobby that can help when it counts.
In Warner Robins, Tom George, for Whiskey Mike Alpha Zulu ... Signing off.
Louth says in some cases people have also created amateur TV stations.
Even though it's low band-with...the stations can handle audio and video.
People got a chance to try some down home-cooking from around the world without ever leaving Macon.
It was all part of the International Taste of Soul at the Tubman African American Museum.
The event featured live music and cuisines from around the world.
The event raised money for the museum as they get ready for a big move.
Andy Ambrose: And I've gotta tell you, that's just coming down the line, we hope to start construction this fall, and he finished within a year to 14 months, so we're gonna be looking soon at the inside of that building instead of looking at the outside all the time."
The new Tubman Museum location will be near Terminal Station in downtown Macon.
A solar power project in Dublin presents a big challenge to how utility companies sell electricity.
Workers install solar panels at Dublin High School and this project uses local government to go around a state law.
Georgia is one of six states that prevent solar power companies from directly selling electricity to utility customers.
Utility companies discuss how they will get reimbursed if the popularity of solar technology grows and utility companies lose sales.
The state law gives Georgia Power an almost exclusive right to sell electricity to government customers.
A new study says Georgia ranks low in civic involvement.
Several organizations partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute at UGA to measure how citizens help in their communities.
They created the Georgia Civic Health Index.
This says the state lags behind the national average in voter turnout and attendance for public meetings.
W. Dennis Epps, deputy director of the institute says he thinks state and local officials can use the results to engage more Georgians.
Leaders of the Republican Party in Georgia voted unanimously to press state officials to withdraw from Common Core.
It's a national program that sets basic standards in education.
The Georgia G-O-P feel this should be controlled by the state.
The federal government encourages states to use the standards from Common Core under it's "Race to The Top" grant competition.
The new ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta is set to open before the fall.
But over the weekend, officials say parts that were scheduled to arrive have been delayed.
The new ferris wheel will be near Centennial Olympic Park.
The fourth of July is just next week and many people plan to hit the road for the holiday.
But according to triple-a, a shorter weekend means fewer people will head out of town this year.
They estimate nearly 41 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home.
That's down nearly 300 thousand from 20-12.
Now last year, people had five days to enjoy the weekend but there are only four days this year.
Triple-A says the shorter holiday weekend could explain the lower numbers.
For those of you hitting the road you might see more law enforcement.
That's because they're joining a nationwide effort to crackdown on drunk driving.
Operation Zero Tolerance started this past Friday and will continue until July 7th.
Officials say the fourth of July is one of the most dangerous holidays on Georgia roads.
The state had an average of 88 alcohol impaired crashes during that weekend in the past two years.
Nelson Mandela's condition has now become critical that's according to the South African President, Jacob Zuma.
Zuma was told the 94-year-old's condition worsened within the last 24 hours.
He says doctors are "doing everything possible to get his condition to improve."
Mandela became South Africa's first black president..when apartheid ended in 1994.
He was hospitalized on June 8 for what the government says was a recurring lung infection.
This is his 16th day in the hospital and his fourth hospitalization since December.
The U-S government has charged Edward Snowden with Espionage.
Snowden was believed to be in Hong Kong.
Yesterday, the government set extradition in motion from the country.
But now he is in Moscow.
Spokesman from Wikileaks confirmed he applied for asylum in Ecuador.
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange (a-saynge) was granted asylum by Ecuador and now lives in the it's Embassy in London.
Snowden claimed responsibility for leaking classified documents on the National Security Council's phone surveillance programs.
Tomorrow, six jurors and four alternates will hear the opening statements for the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys want to eliminate the jury's exposure to outside influences.
As the jury considers if the neighborhood watchman committed murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
With the trial starting Monday, another major question is Will Zimmerman take the stand and testify in his own defense.
Residents in Canada can now return to their homes after heavy flood waters and rain have receded.
Here you can see the damage caused by the flooding in Calgary after two rivers overflowed.
Around 175-thousand people were evacuated from their homes and at least three people have been killed.
Some areas still remain without power and is off limits to the public.
Crews continue to check damage to buildings and other roads.
Two great plays made at the Padres home game today.
A fan make a great bare hand catch when a ball ricochets off of the top deck behind home plate.
Then, he makes one young fan's day by tossing him the ball for a game day souvenir.
The first pair of twin pandas this year were born in China today.
The cubs were born ten minutes apart at the wolong nature reserve.
Pandas are known to be sexually inactive but Haizi became pregnant in March.
The first cub has remained close to it's mother but workers say it appears to be a healthy baby.
The second cub is a female weighing 79 point 2 grams.
That is the show for tonight. We'll see you back here at 5 for Eyewitness News Mornin
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