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Houston County Man Shot in Police Stand Off

A Houston County man is in the hospital after a Houston County Sheriff's Deputy shot him during a stand off.

A press release says deputies responded to a 911 call about a domestic disturbance around 6 p.m. Saturday at 1204 Houston Lake Road.

When they arrived, the release says 61-year-old David Clayboss had a weapon in his hand and they asked him to put it down. When he didn't one of the deputies shot him and he was taken to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

The release did not say if they charged Clayboss with any crime, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate since an officer was involved in the shooting.

The Houston County Sheriff's Department asks if anyone has information on this incident to call the GBI at 478-987-4545.

Middle Georgia Baseball League is Hosting a Free Game

Team 42 will be playing the Tigers of the Middle Georgia Baseball League, June 9, 2012.

The competition is open to the public and kicks off at 3:00pm at Mount De Sales High School.

The MGBL consist of players who are drafted from different areas of Middle Georgia.

It may not be the big league, but every game is a big game to the men that love baseball.

The president of the league, Chris Dunn, states "This league was created to provide for men, 18 and up, an alternative to softball and allows us to continue to play the game we grew up on."

The teams of the MGBL include the Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Indians, and the Tigers.

Sunrise Sessions: Lyndon Doyle

This Central Georgia musician has seen it all. Lyndon Doyle from Byron has seen action as a United States Marine and also served in the Army.

He's driven kids to school as a bus driver and spoken to thousands over the airwaves of several different radio stations as a DJ.

Now Doyle is a police officer in Byron, where he moonlights as the night entertainment at the Powersville Opry on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

He came back for an encore performance on Weekend Mornin' Saturday.

Woman Continues Fight for Ignico Drive Crossing Arms

A Houston County woman is leading a small charge to get crossing arms placed at a railroad crossing that was the scene of fatal accident Memorial Day weekend.

Friday Pamela Patten and a half dozen others gathered at the crossing at Ignico Drive and Highway 247 to show their concerns.  The crossing is the only one on Highway 247 in the area not equipped with safety arms.  Patton told 13WMAZ that her next step is writing a letter to the railroad that operates that portion of the track, Norfolk Southern.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says it has given Norfolk Southern the go-ahead to install the crossing arms.  GDOT says that they have to allow the railroad a certain amount of time to properly install the arms.  According to the state's timetable that could be by November or as late as next April.

"42" Casting Needs Older Extras for Paid Appearances

Filmmakers are looking for older African-Americans and Caucasians to appear as extras in the movie "42." 

Rose Locke, of Catrett Locke Casting, says they still need younger extras too, but that older locals sometimes think they aren't wanted. 

They specifically want extras age 50 and older.


Extras will be paid $8 an hour for the first eight hours and $12 an hour after that, in addition to receiving breakfast, lunch and snacks.

"And it's a chance to see how a movie is made," Locke says.

The scenes they need to fill slots for will be shot mostly next Tuesday and Wednesday so extras should apply as soon as possible.

They will be fitted for their costumes on Monday.

Houston County Performs in Bus Safety Competition

The top school bus drivers from 40 Georgia counties competed in a state-wide bus road-e-o in Warner Robins. It's a 2-day event sponsored by the Pupil Transportation Safety Competition Foundation.

The competition includes bus inspections, a written test and a driving competition.

Houston County's director of transportation, Frank Scott, says the emphasis is on safety. "We're hoping all the counties throughout Georgia will have a local competition like we did in April and be able to let drivers polish their skills and practice on a daily basis."

Clay Moncrief, who won the local competition for Houston County, represented Houston County and place 14th out of 59 competitors. Cobb County placed first.

Mayor Shaheen Asks For Lobbyist in 2013 Budget

Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen wants to pay a lobbyist $30,000 to work for the cities interests at the state capitol.

He included the money in his 2013 budget, which hasn't been voted on yet.

Two council members, Mike Brashear and Carolyn Robbins, say they support hiring a lobbyist. The other four say they're undecided.

Shaheen says he wants Warner Robins to be front of legislators' mind when the session starts in Atlanta next January. He believes hiring a lobbyist is the way to make that happen. He said, "They sit in all these meetings up there at the capitol. They know where the funds are, how to get in touch with key people down here."