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BOE Holds Bus Driver Safety Competition

The Houston County Board of Education plans for a Bus Driver Road-e-o this week, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The Bus Road-e-o will be a safety competition that consists of tests to determine school bus driver ability and knowledge. Fifteen drivers are expected to participate.

The drivers will be judged by a team from the transportation department.  The competition lasts about three hours.  The top two drivers compete in the State Road-e-o in June.  

It's all happening on March 22 at Second Baptist Church starting at 10 a.m.

BOE Holds Bus Driver Safety Competition

The Houston County Board of Education plans for a Bus Driver Road-e-o this week, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The Bus Road-e-o will be a safety competition that consists of tests to determine school bus driver ability and knowledge. Fifteen drivers are expected to participate.

The drivers will be judged by a team from the transportation department.  The competition lasts about three hours.  The top two drivers compete in the State Road-e-o in June.  

It's all happening on March 22 at Second Baptist Church starting at 10 a.m.

BOE Holds Bus Driver Safety Competition

The Houston County Board of Education plans for a Bus Driver Road-e-o this week, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The Bus Road-e-o will be a safety competition that consists of tests to determine school bus driver ability and knowledge. Fifteen drivers are expected to participate.

The drivers will be judged by a team from the transportation department.  The competition lasts about three hours.  The top two drivers compete in the State Road-e-o in June.  

It's all happening on March 22 at Second Baptist Church starting at 10 a.m.

Officials Break Ground on Army Reserve Center

Local officials celebrated with members of the U.S. Army Reserve in Warner Robins Saturday where they broke ground on a new $11 million Reserve Center site in the International City.

The new Army Reserve will take up 15 acres on land and will be energy efficient.

"This one is particularly a LED silver certified which means the heating, the ventilation airing system is top notch to save the electricity, the boiler and the heat is gas," said Colonel Patrick Briley.

The new facility will house a 32,3888 sq. foot training building, a maintenance facility, and storage building.

"We'll actually be able to take our bridge equipment and open it up on the ground and lay it out and do bridging work," said Sergeant First Class Robert Harness of the US Army Reserve.

The Army Reserve is currently in Macon and First Sergeant Nathan York said they have outgrown that building.

The Great Hang Up: NHTSA Guidelines

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new guidelines for cars and includes disabling some electronic devices while people drive.

The federally proposed recommendations encourage car makers to ensure devices in vehicles are less likely to distract the driver.

They include disabling some operations while moving like manual text messaging, internet browsing, social media browsing, entering an address for a navigation system, ten digit phone dialing and displays with more than 30 characters of text.

Elizabeth Sutton's car comes with many bells and whistles. "I have a 2008 BMW 550i sport loaded, navigation bluetooth."

Not things she necessarily uses everyday."I use the navigation sometimes, but I need to get it updated," she said.

Like Sutton's, some new cars now come with systems that can do anything from navigating your way, to making phone calls, but NHTSA hopes to cut some of those possible distractions.

Byron and Warner Robins in Land Dispute

A battle for prime development property is brewing between two neighboring Central Georgia cities.

Byron and Warner Robins both have a vested interest in annexing land at the Watson Boulevard/247 Connector exit off I-75.

What's not clear is which city can claim the property and how the disagreement is going to get sorted out.

An agreement signed in 1996 between Byron and Warner Robins is at the center of the dispute, said Byron council member Michael Chidester.

He said, "The story goes back a long way, but it has to do generally with the inadaquecies of the sewer facilities that were available in the City of Byron."

Warner Robins council member Paul Shealy says former mayor Donald Walker agreed to provide Byron with up to 900 water and sewer taps. Shealy said, "Warner Robins back in 1996 spent almost a million dollars running utilities to that area."

Eyewitness News Midday on 13.3 Today and Friday

While CBS brings you March Madness coverage on 13WMAZ Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16, there's another way to watch Eyewitness News Midday.

We'll be on the air at noon on 13.3, our Forecast First Weather Channel, with your top headlines, full weather forecast, and live coverage from Macon's Old Book Sale at the Centreplex. That's channel 113 on Cox Advanced Cable.

Other programming notes: Eyewitness News at 5 and 11 could also be delayed.

Eyewitness News at 6 will air as scheduled.

Enjoy CBS's basketball coverage and remember to follow us at 13WMAZ.com and with your I-Phone mobile app, as well as on the air.