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< Do you know how bad it is... If you went to a store... And went to go in the store, and they tell you to go around to the back? >

     As the Anniversary of the March Dr. King led in Washington approaches... Memories of a segregated south ahead tonight...from someone who lived it.    

    Hello everyone.  Thank you for joining us.
    I'm Frank Malloy.
     We'll have more...in our look back at Civil Rights in Central Georgia.

     But first, our top story tonight...
     Two men found shot to death in Houston County...and investigators are working at least two different crime scenes.

     One...is in the woods off Highway 49... The other, about 7 miles away, at a home on Chadwick Road.
     Katelyn Heck is at that house now... With what we know so far.
     Tax records from the home...say the owner lives in Colorado. We could not reach her for comment.
     We'll continue to follow this story...and update you on 13WMAZ-dot-com and on Eyewitness News at 11.

     Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says a survey team found skeletal remains in the woods on Old Holton Road.
That's near Riverside Drive. You can see the area on this I-phone video captured by a member of our 13WMAZ team.
   Jones says they're believed to be that of 53-year-old Norman Carl Tucker... Based on clothes and an ID found...but the remains still have to be sent to the GBI crime lab for confirmation.
   He's ltrying to contact Tucker's family... If you have any information on Norman Tuckete.... You can share call the coroner at 478-621-6314.
   Again, that's 621-6314.
   So far...the cause of death is still unknown.
     Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says a survey team found skeletal remains in the woods on Old Holton Road.
That's near Riverside Drive. You can see the area on this I-phone video captured by a member of our 13WMAZ team.
   Jones says they're believed to be that of 53-year-old Norman Carl Tucker... Based on clothes and an ID found...but the remains still have to be sent to the GBI crime lab for confirmation.
   He's ltrying to contact Tucker's family... If you have any information on Norman Tuckete.... You can share call the coroner at 478-621-6314.
   Again, that's 621-6314.
   So far...the cause of death is still unknown.
Fifty years ago this month....Martin Luther King told America about his dream.

  In August 1963....he delivered his "I have a dream" speech. to a huge crowd in Washington D-C.
  That became one of the landmark moments of the civil rights movement.
  This week and next....thousands of Americans will travel to the nation's capital to commemorate that day...including many from Central Georgia.
  But it's also a time to remember the way it was....how America changed....and why.
   Tonight...we begin our coverage of the 50th anniversary with one man's memories of what life was like...in those days of segregation.
  Judy Le has more.
When getting a drink at a fountain came down to color ...
<felton miller, gray - don't you go over there sticking your mouth where that white sign was>

and the ease of buying a car was based on what you looked like ...

<felton - my daughter bought a car once and the dealer took the keys away from her>

that was Central Georgia 50 years ago. In that time Felton Miller lived according to the rules of black and white
<you were white and I was black. They didn't care about me than a rabbit out there in the woods>

Miller ... Now 83 years old ... Was born and raised in Jones County. The segregated south was what Miller described as hard and unfair
<how wrong it was for people to be treated that way and they were the same humans just like they was, just your skin was different >

He was most aware of his race ... Doing every day things ... Like going to the grocery store
<do you know how bad it is that when you go into the store and you want to go through the front door and and they tell you to go in the back>

Miller wasn't allowed entrance even through the back door so his groceries were brought out to him. This kind of treatment challenged his self worth
<it made me feel like I was nothing. >

When Martin Luther King Jr. burst onto the scene ...
<MLK - let the world and the nation know that we are tired now>

dreams were echoing through the South....sparking a movement for integration.
<felton - I didn't think that things would change rapidly like it did>

Miller is reminded of that change ... every time he enters a building...through the front door.

Judy Le 13wmaz eyewitness news
On Friday... the local chapter of Al Sharpton's National Action Network is taking a bus trip to Washington DC to commemorate the march.
They have a limited number of tickets and hotel reservations available.
For more information....you can call Sarah Hunt at 478-719-0805.  Again that number is 478-719-0805.
     A week of wet weather left impassable roads in many Central Georgia counties...where bus drivers often must  travel on dirt roads.
     Laurens County canceled school on Friday..then opened up again today.
     But that doesn't mean it's all clear.
     13WMAZ's Tom George has more.
< That's just a driveway, imagine if that's a dirt road people drive down all the time...>

Even when it's dry, back roads can be hard to navigate...

But when Laurens County looked like this on Sunday... some parents we're expecting schools closed the next day ... But instead they got a message...

< there is school today, on Monday, that some roads are impassable and for you to make every effort you can to have your child in school.>

Superintendent Rob Johnson says although the district closed schools on Friday...by Monday most of the roads were safe.
< Well we check with our county manager and our GEMA representative from our area, and we look at road conditions and make a decision, and it's one of the most difficult decisions a Superintendent makes... >

Despite that, at least three roads ... Turkey Creek Circle, Hall Rd., and Thompson Springs Rd were blocked and bus drivers had to call parents.
< When they ride down a road or they're in an area, they know more than anyone can get down that road or not.>
< Now one of the spots from this morning is actually about a mile down the road that way, but as you can see right now, I can't even get my news truck through here. My feet are sticking to the ground and it's pretty deep here, so imagine trying to get a bus through when it's pouring down rain.>

Parents living on blocked roads can either take a child to school, or meet the bus at a spot they can drive to.
The superintendent says if a parent can't find any way to get their child to school, they can take an excused absence.

But Frederiksen thinks closing would have been the best option.

< The rain is washing our roads and driveways out, not us.  It's not our fault if we can't get out to get our kids to the school.  If the school's can't get their buses down a road, what makes them think we can get down a road?>
     Johnson County also closed schools last Friday.. But High School principal Gary Price just told us...school was back in session today...and all the buses ran on schedule.

   Thanks Ben.  And we'll talk to you again...for more on the continuing change of showers... a little later in this newscast.

In Laurens County, Tom George, 13WMAZ Eyewitness News.

  We want to remind you that Junior Journalist auditions are still going on...
   Here are some of the JJ hopefuls who turned up at the at the Galleria in Centerville.  Auditions run until 7:30 tonight.
    We're told there's not a wait right now...and still plenty of time to come on down.
     To be eligibile, children have to be born between August 1st of 2000...and August 1st of 2003 to qualify.
     Bring a birth certificate...or other official i.d. with the birthday on it to the auditions.
     If you can't make it to tonight's audition, next Tuesday.. August 27th another opportunity - it will be at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. Also from 5 until 7:30pm.
      The top 50 kids will be called in for a second audition... With 20 of them moving on to the final round.
      Lastly, a community panel will judge the final 20 contestants and choose 13wmaz's ten new junior journalists.
<whether I'm in the senate or out of the senate, I will always be a strong supporter of Robins Air Force Base.>
      That's Senator Saxby Chambliss.... The honoree today at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon that brought political and economic leaders from all over the state to Macon.
    Senator Chambliss...who's served in the U.S. Senate since 2002...and is currently Georgia's senior senator... Is not seeking from reelection.
     But today at the chamber luncheon, the Republican said he believes he still has work to do as an advocate for the state... Including its military bases.
     Senator Chambliss was a strong defender of Georgia's defense installations in 2005... Which was the last round of Base Realignment and Closure Commission decisions... Or BRAC.
     Another round may be looming for Robins soon....and we asked about that.
<it's such a great asset to the country not just to middle georgia and we've been very fortunate in georgia that we've only had a couple bases closed over the now three rounds of brac that we've gone through.  There's likely to be another round moving forward particularly if sequestration stays in place because we're going to see the forestructure downsized and when you hav eexcess capacity that means there's gonna likely be another round of brac. Robins is positioned very well, we have issues though, and we're continuing to work those issues, to make sure that when and if there's another round of brac that Robins is in good shape going into that next round.>
     Currently... There's a full field of candidates to replace the senator.

     Running On the republican side are Congressmen Phil Gingrey from Marietta... Paul Broun of Athens... and Jack Kingston of Savannah.
     Also... former Secretary of State Karen Handel and Macon native and businessman David Perdue run as republicans.

     Democrats include Michelle Nunn...daughter of former senator Sam Nunn... And Atlanta doctor Branko Radulovacki.

     Today's 13 WMAZ dot com web poll asks...

     How would you rate Saxby Chambliss's job as U-S Senator?
     31 percent of you say good... 31 percent say Fair... And 38 percent feel he did a poor job.

   To vote now... Visit 13WMAZ.com.
   Look for the question on the right side of the homepage.

     A last look at Junior Journalist auditions at the Galleria Mall in Centerville.
     Our judges are still waiting for a few more candidates. You have an hour left.
     Now if your child couldn't make it tonight...there's another opportunity.

     That's next Tuesday.. August 27th - it will be at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. Also from 5 until 7:30pm.
     Look at our homepage-- 13WMAZ-dot-com, for more information on what you'll need to bring and what some of the responsibilities are.

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